Sony has started to sell the XEL-1, the world's first OLED TV in Japan - for ¥200,000 (or about $1,800). This is actually a few days sooner then expected. The XEL-1 has a 11" 960x540 OLED panel and it's only 3mm thick. It features 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, a terrestrial digital tuner, speakers, HDMI, USB and Ethernet jacks. It weights 2 kg.

Sony plans to make only 2,000 units a month, and has no plans to up the production at this stage. The company regards the XEL-1 is a "technological demo" more than a real product.

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