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Samsung 31-inch OLED screen prototype to be displayed at CES 2008

OLED panels are the next big thing when it comes to TVs and other consumer electronics from cameras to cell phones. The OLED screen promises more compact dimensions, less power consumption and brighter images.

Small OLED screens are currently found on some cell phones and LCD TV makers are looking for larger OLED screens to use in HDTVs. Reuters reports that Samsung recently unveiled a 31-inch active-matrix OLED screen. Samsung says it will have a 31-inch OLED prototype TV on display at CES 2008 in January.

Samsung declined to comment on the commercial availability of TVs using the 31-inch OLED panel stating that the panel being available for retail purchase would depend on TV makers’ plans. With the very high cost of the Sony XEL-1, the first commercially available OLED TV retailing for over $1,700 USD, the price for a 31-inch Samsung panel equipped OLED TV is a frightening thought for many. Samsung didn’t comment on potential pricing for TVs using its 31-inch OLED panel.

Samsung says its new 31-inch OLED panel is only 4.3mm thick and uses less than half the power required of a typical 32-inch TV. The panel’s lifespan is 35,000 hours, which is the best lifespan of existing AM-OLED panels.

Exactly how many of the panels Samsung will be able to produce is unknown. Sony is limited to 2,000 of its XEL-1 11-inch OLED TVs per month because of production limits for the OLED panels.

Toshiba announced in December of 2007 that it would not be bringing its similarly sized OLED panel to market citing production cost concerns.

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RE: Interesting!!!
By StevoLincolnite on 12/29/2007 12:26:16 AM , Rating: 2
It runs just fine, And I know the 500gb drive is faster, thats why I have the page file on it, it actually doesn't decrease performance all that much, if at all.
By having my games, and the page file on it, I am actually reserving more performance for the 500gb drive, to speed up transfers etc, as it doesn't have the processor caching and whatnot, Why waste a perfectly good 20gb Hard drive?

RE: Interesting!!!
By IvanAndreevich on 12/30/2007 8:55:31 PM , Rating: 2
One good reason to trash the 20 gig is because it has a crappy old non-fluid bearing and is probably freaking loud.

RE: Interesting!!!
By aos007 on 1/3/2008 1:41:08 PM , Rating: 2
You are right about that. Today a hard drive is the loudest component in a good PC (provided you take care of your video card and its typically loud fan). And that's a today's drive... even a few years old drives (e.g. my pair of "old" Maxtor 200G SATAs) are too loud to the point I don't want to use them any more. An old 20G drive must be creating quite a racket.

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