Samsung shows off world's largest LCD, OLED and Plasma displays

Posted on Tuesday, September 27 2005 @ 3:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Samsung Electronics showcased the world's largest plasma display panel (PDP) TV, measuring 102", the world's largest TFT-LCD TV, measuring 82", and the world's largest OLED display, measuring 40", at the company's 2005 Global Road Show in New York.

Designed to provide the ultimate home theater experience, the LCD and PDP products offer unrivalled functionality, with the highest quality display and picture resolution.

With its progressive scanning capability, the 102" PDP TV offers smooth video playback with a contrast ratio of 2000:1. The television also features the latest in Samsung's proprietary DNIe (Digital Natural Image engine) technology, which enables 68.7 billion displayable colors and a brightness ratio of 1000cd/m.

To ensure that the 102" PDP TV is always center stage, Samsung has included custom tallboy-style speakers and a matching specialized component rack. The unit's built-in SRS TruSurround XT Sound System, complimented by top of the range speakers, brings cinema sound quality directly into the living room.

The 82" TFT-LCD TV features a crisp, sharp image, higher resolution and reduced power consumption - all at a lighter weight than a plasma display. It also excels in performance. With less than 8 ms response time - a crucial indicator of a TFT-LCD TV's motion picture capability - smooth playback of even the most action-packed visual contents is assured. And with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio, Samsung's LCD TV supports 1080 progressive scanning, the highest possible HDTV resolution, offering twice the picture quality of a 1080 interlaced display.

The resulting image is exceptionally crisp and vibrant, with brightness of 500 nits (cd/m), a contrast ratio of 8000:1 and 92% color gamut for the NTSC standard. The built-in HDMI port allows Samsung's 82" TFT-LCD TV to function as a computer display. The unit is exceptionally thin and light-- despite its unprecedented screen size, even by flat-panel television standards-- making it one of the most desirable display products available in the market.

In addition, Samsung is the first to develop the single-sheet, 40-inch active matrix (AM) OLED (organic light-emitting diode) for emissive flat panel TV applications. The high-definition-compatible OLED prototype has a wide screen pixel format of 1280x800 (WXGA) driven by an amorphous silicon (a-Si) AM backplane to permit faster video response times with low power consumption.

The new OLED prototype combines all of the traditional features of emissive OLED technology, including wide viewing angle, thin package size, no color filter and no backlight, with the enormous production infrastructure advantages of standard a-Si techniques.

Breaking traditional AM OLED size limitations, the new prototype offers a maximum screen brightness of 600 nits; a black-and-white contrast ratio of 5,000:1; and, a color gamut of 80 percent. Motion pictures with ultra-high quality images can be impeccably reproduced by skillfully employing OLED's rapid video response capabilities for image processing of HD-class resolution. The ultra-thin shape of the panels will allow future TV set designers to create televisions with a total thickness of only 3cm or less.

102" PDP TV
  • Resolution : 1920x1080p Progressive Scan
  • Technology : DNIe (Digital Natural Image engine)
  • Sound : SRS TruSurround XT
  • Interface : Complete Digital Interface HDMI Input
  • Design : Oriental Style With Premium Glossy Black
  • Color : 68.7 billion displayable colors
  • 82" TFT-LCD TV
  • Resolution : 1920x1080 pixels (approx. 6.22 million pixels)
  • Screen Ratio : 16:9
  • Color Gamut : 92 %
  • Contrast Ratio : 8,000:1 (dynamic contrast)
  • Brightness : 500 nits (cd/m)
  • Response Time : 8 ms
  • HDTV resolution : Max. 1080/60 progressive scan (1080 horizontal scan lines of 60 frames per second)
  • Connectivity : HDMI, PC
  • 40" OLED Prototype Panel
  • Resolution : 1280x800 pixels (HD-class)
  • Screen Size : 40" (Diagonal)
  • Screen Ratio : 16:10
  • Number of Pixels : 3.07 million (# of RGB sub-pixels)
  • Max. Screen Brightness : 600 nits
  • Shade Ratio : 5,000:1
  • Color Reproducibility : Min. 80% vs. NTSC
  • Response Speed : Min. 1,000x faster than that of LCDs

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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