5 LG OLED TVs available on eBay

Here’s perhaps the only chance for those outside the U.K. and Europe to get their hands on an LG 15EL9500 15″ OLED TV.  5 of them are now available on eBay. The perfect gift for that special someone at $3099.

LG OLED TVClick on the following link for more information on these fantastic TVs. There are apparently no plans to release this model in North America so if you are looking for one, this may be an opportunity.

LG OLED TV on eBay

Of course if you rush out and buy one the FTC wants me to remind you that I may earn a commission for pushing them like this!

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Growth forecast for OLED TV panels

According to Displaysearch, strong OLED TV growth is forecast. LCD and plasma growth is predicted to slow however.

“While less than 40 thousand OLED units for TV applications may ship this year, DisplaySearch foresees potential for 126 percent compound annual growth in OLED TV panel demand over the next seven years,” Barnes said. “In addition, expectations for demand growth from mini-note PC applications remains high as consumers around the world are embracing smaller, lower-cost notebooks.”

Read more at twice.com

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OLED TV Update May 3

Sony, the first manufacturer to release a consumer OLED TV, is apparently in talks with 3 different manufacturers about manufacturing OLED television panels. LG was the first reported to be in discussions with Sony, but since then, AU Optronics and recently Samsung have been mentioned as possible partners in OLED TV panel production.

While this seems confusing, especially since all three companies have been discussed as possible partners in the last few months, it’s possible that Sony is looking for the best deal on pricing and deleivery from all three companies.

Thanks to Ron at oled-info.com

And according to smarthouse.com.au LG will be launching their 55″ OLED TV in Europe later this month. The rumored $8,000 Samsung OLED TV price tag has climbed recently to $10,000. At these levels the newest OLED televisions from both LG and Samsung will be for early adopters only, or those with deep pockets. The Samsung OLED TV release date was originally scheduled for later this year may be moved up to the summer.


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Sony downplays XEL-1 OLED TV longevity claims from DisplaySearch

Sony has responded to the claims of decreased longevity of its XEL-1 OLED TV. The XEL-1 recently received a number of negative OLED TV reviews after it was claimed it would only last around half the 30,000 hours stated by Sony before fading.

Practically speaking, this won’t have any effect on the average viewer as 30,000 hours will last you a good number of years.

Register Hardware has a reply from Sony on these findings. Read more at reghardware.co.uk

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Where’s the LG OLED TV?

The LG 15EL9500 OLED TV has been available in the UK for a few months now. However, the widely anticipated summer 2010 launch in North America seems to be slipping away. With the demise of the Sony XEL-1 and no replacements in sight, this leaves consumers in North America with no OLED TVs to choose from.

The LG USA and LG Canada sites have no information on the 15EL9500 unlike the UK site – LG OLED TV

I’ve contacted LG to see if I can get an update on the status of the 15EL9500. Please check back in a couple of weeks to see what’s up.

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