Las Vegas • For the first time in years, consumers are about to see an entirely new TV screen technology.
Samsung Electronics is showing off a 55-inch TV at the International Consumer Electronics Show that uses organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, instead of plasma or liquid crystals.
OLED screens need only a single light-emitting layer, as opposed to the several that LCD TVs require. As a result, OLED TVs can be extremely thin. LG Electronics introduced an OLED TV on Monday that is 4 millimeters that's one-sixth of an inch thick. The picture quality is stunning, too, because OLED TVs can present highly saturated colors and a nearly perfect black.