Seiko Epson is on schedule to commercialize OLED TV technology in 2007 according to a company executive. There are still some significant research issues to overcome though. Epson's initial goal is to double the current OLED screen lifetime (to 4,000 hours) by mid-2005 and reach the 10,000 hour mark by 2007. Later in 2007 they will reach 15,000 hours - which will be enough for watching 4 hours per day for over 10 years.
Seiko Epson estimates that the lifetime will double again in 2007. According to the company an OLED TV will cost a bit less than a PDP or LCD TV of the same screen size in 2007. OLEDs will be cheaper as they are easier to make and use less materials (no backlighting and color filters).
Posted: Dec 07,2004 by Ron Mertens