Sony believed to postpone large OLED TVs

12 May 2009 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony has previously been very optimistic about the development of large OLED TVs, and with the XEL-1, which we will review soon they prepared for even bigger OLED-TVs. It now appears that Sony is reluctant to develop large OLED-TVs and has postponed to project.

Just like Samsung recently announced that they will wait another 5 years to release large OLED-TVs, it seems that Sony sits on the fence as well. Initially – they say – that one has to focus on OLED panels in mobile devices and then take the step to larger panels - like the manufacturers did with the LCD technology back then.


Darren Ambridge from Sony says:
- "We're more focused on big-screen technology at the moment. We really made the XEL-1 just to prove that we could make it."

The same Darren Ambridge guaranteed us that we will see some impressive OLED panels soon, though,
- "OLED is certainly still important and you will see some stunning OLED screens in our upcoming Walkman NWZ-x1000 series of media players."


Sony does seem to send mixed signals about the future of OLED. Rumour has it that Sony might exhibit larger OLED-TVs at IFA 2009 in September 2009. People speculate that Sony will present the successor to the XEL-1 called the XEL-2.

More news on the XEL-2 soon.

Share on:

Latest news

TCL 6 series

TCL surges past Samsung in North American TV shipments

19 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Hisense OLED

Hisense is bringing its OLED TV to the UK & parts of Europe

18 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
tvOS 13

Apple TV is getting a picture-in-picture mode with tvOS 13

18 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung TV

Samsung: Important to scan your Samsung TV for malware & viruses

17 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

UEFA debuts free streaming service

14 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony A9G OLED wins 'King of TV' at 2019 TV Shootout

13 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
The Wall Luxury

Samsung will launch 'The Wall Luxury' microLED displays in July

13 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

Next-gen Xbox console will have a disc drive

12 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |