Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013 at 12:31 PM PST by Dick Ward
Two new types of TVs are about to be battling for consumer attention, and Sony's combined them.
There are two paths that early adopters will be able to take this year when picking out a fancy new television – OLED and 4K. Up until now, they've been separate options, but Sony has changed that with the reveal of a 56 inch OLED UHDTV.
Sony says that they had to overcome several issues before they were able to make this new set, but that they were able to take them on in the creation of their prototype. The big question at this point isn't whether UHD OLEDs can be done, but how much money they're going to cost.
Sony has no pricing info or release plans as of yet, as this is just a prototype. A lot changes in a year though, so we have high hopes that we'll see something released before the next CES rolls around.
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