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Panasonic Develops 56-inch 4k2k OLED Panel

Posted January 8, 2013 04:52 PM by Webmaster

PanasonicPanasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed the world's biggest OLED panel with 4k2k resolution (3,840 x 2,160 resolution, 8.29 million pixels). Prototypes of the 56-inch panel are currently exhibited at CES in Las Vegas.

Below is the official information about the new 56-inch 4k2k OLED Panel released by Panasonic:

In the printing method of production of OLED panels, OLED materials are applied to the substrate through a printing technique to form an electroluminescent (EL) layer. Due to the simplicity of the production process, it is expected that the technology will be easily adaptable to the production of OLED panels in a variety of screen sizes. Through the printing method, it is also possible to apply just the right amount of organic material to where it is needed, reducing waste material and shortening production lead time, making the printing method of production more economical.

In the production of the OLED panel, Panasonic is utilizing the RGB all-printing method, which allows for the separate application of the red, green and blue OLED materials by means of printing, and has developed the equipment and process technologies to apply the materials uniformly to a large substrate.

In addition, with Panasonic's proprietary top emission structure with a transparent cathode, which can extract light more efficiently, it has been possible to achieve the world's largest 56-inch RGB all-printing method-based 4k2k OLED panel with excellent color reproduction and a wide viewing angle.

As OLED panels are self-illuminating devices, they deliver superb picture quality with high contrast, high color reproductivity and a fast response rate. They also combine the advantages of plasma and liquid crystal display (LCD) panels, such as an ultra-thin profile, light weight and low power consumption. Due to these characteristics, OLED is considered as a promising option for next-generation displays that will create new applications in a broad range of fields, for use not just in the home, but in medical, broadcasting and aircraft applications. With the advancement of display technologies, which may enable sheet-type or flexible displays, OLED panels will find more applications in a wider range of industries.

Panasonic has been carrying out its own research and development in OLED technology. The company is exploring ways to capitalize on the characteristics and potential of OLED devices to the fullest extent, taking advantage of its know-how in manufacturing and achieving high picture quality it has cultivated in its development of PDP and LCD flat-panels. Panasonic is also collaborating with Sony Corporation to develop mass-production printing-based technology for OLED panels.(2) The thin-film-transistor (TFT) substrates used in the prototype panels were supplied by Sony as part of the collaborative efforts.


Source: Panasonic.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (11 comments)



Kirk Out
  Jan 08, 2013
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awesome news
cbono
  Jan 08, 2013
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I want to see/buy (for considerably less that 5 figures please) an HD screen that outperforms the first HD TVs that were CRT based. Hopefully, this or one of the other OLED offerings can do that. So far no plasma, projector or LCD gets there, IMHO.

Rainman208
  Jan 08, 2013
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I want to know how content is to be delivered to a 4K display. Let's say by some miracle these panels become resonably priced by Xmas. Broadcast can barely do 1080p withought major compression. Does Blu-ray even have the bandwith to handle 4K and lossless audio? I know it should kill this whole streaming is the future crap because I could only imagine what streaming a 4K movie would be like.

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pro-bassoonist
  Jan 08, 2013
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@Rainman208: The general consensus in the industry is that some modifications will be introduced to Blu-ray's portfolio soon, so that 4K content is sold to the consumers.

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beyondblu
  Jan 09, 2013
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They beat LG's Oled entry, by one inch! However the LG does not appear to be 4K.
Wonder how this 56" PANNY compares PQ and price-wise to LG's $11,999 / 55 incher? Being 4K, surely a lot more?

Clock
  Jan 09, 2013
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Too small unless it's a bedroom TV. 2160p and 4320p only make sense for very large screens, except for computer monitors.

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dobyblue
  Jan 09, 2013
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Can you explain why it makes sense for a computer monitor and not for a 56" screen?
Without viewing distance in the equation neither comment seems valid.
MoulinBlu
  Jan 09, 2013
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Wake me when the technology supports a screen size of at least 100", is priced reasonably for mass market appeal, and has proven it will last a lot longer than the last LEDs that used an organic component. No way I'll be another corporation's ginny pig and overpay for tech that hasn't been adequately tested. It means little that the light source is capable of lasting 50,000 hours, if other crucial components that aren't affordably replaceable, like the optical block, will only last 5,000.

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DetroitSquirreL
  Jan 09, 2013
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buy people buy...I have stock in Panasonic!!!

slimdude
  Jan 10, 2013
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I find it very ironic, that Panasonic had mentioned, and described everything from top to bottom about this 4K television, but the price. That's the catch!

Paul.R.S
  Jan 10, 2013
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Yes, slim. Price please?


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