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Mitsubishi to Sell 100-inch OLED TV This Month

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If only there were more pixels.

We love the rich colors and awesome contrast that OLED displays can give us. We're already enjoying the wonders of OLED and AMOLED and we dream of seeing the technology at the sizes of the LCD and plasmas of today.

Mitsubishi is planning on selling a 100-inch OLED TV later this month. Yes, that sounds jaw dropping at first, but sadly this isn't the HDTV that we're waiting for. In fact, it's not really HD at all.

This Diamond Vision model at 100-inches has pixels that measure around 3mm in size. Viewers will have to view the displays from at least a couple of meters away to get a decent image. The sets will get even bigger, perhaps to the 155-inch model that Mitsubishi prototyped. This massive size was accomplished by putting together multiple OLED modules, all of which add up to 17.6 pounds in weight and 15.1 inches think.

These Diamond Vision models have a maximum brightness of 1,200cd/m2, which is twice as bright as the company’s current LED-backlit LCD TVs.

The 100-inch model goes on sale later this month. Price has not been announced.

(Source: SlashGear.)

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    thesmokingman14 , September 15, 2010 12:15 PM
    Let's see....that'll be 10 arms, and 6 legs!!!
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    thejerk , September 15, 2010 12:32 PM
    you know, since you mentioned it's not HD... you might want to provide the resolution, which was 1088X640.
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    azconnie , September 15, 2010 12:16 PM
    thesmokingman14Let's see....that'll be 10 arms, and 6 legs!!!


    And thats just wolesale, by the time it hits retail, you'll need to a score left nuts.
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    DjEaZy , September 15, 2010 12:12 PM
    ... wanna, wanna, wanna!!!
  • 25 Hide
    thesmokingman14 , September 15, 2010 12:15 PM
    Let's see....that'll be 10 arms, and 6 legs!!!
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    azconnie , September 15, 2010 12:15 PM
    Can it do 3D vision?
  • 14 Hide
    azconnie , September 15, 2010 12:16 PM
    thesmokingman14Let's see....that'll be 10 arms, and 6 legs!!!


    And thats just wolesale, by the time it hits retail, you'll need to a score left nuts.
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    Jerky_san , September 15, 2010 12:19 PM
    Wonder how much that baby will sale for..probably get a free consular after you buy it from the shock of price..
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    jeffunit , September 15, 2010 12:31 PM
    17.6 pounds total? If it is 15 inches thick, then it is about 37 cubic feet, which means the density is less than 8 oz per cubic foot.

    Since there are multiple panels that have to be held to each other, I think this most unlikely. I think it more likely that it weighs 176 pounds.
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    thejerk , September 15, 2010 12:32 PM
    you know, since you mentioned it's not HD... you might want to provide the resolution, which was 1088X640.
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    ionut19 , September 15, 2010 12:33 PM
    No HD..?..sad..:( 
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    schizz69 , September 15, 2010 12:34 PM
    Would love to setup and eyefinity rig with 6 of these!!!!
    Joygasm!!!!
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    mavroxur , September 15, 2010 1:31 PM
    Price has not yet been released for a reason :-P
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    dark_lord69 , September 15, 2010 1:59 PM
    If only there were more pixels.

    You say that and don't even give the resolution or talk about it?
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    scook9 , September 15, 2010 2:03 PM
    With that resolution....just get a projector for $600 that IS HD

    Stupid PR stunt.....
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    jblack , September 15, 2010 2:21 PM
    thejerkyou know, since you mentioned it's not HD... you might want to provide the resolution, which was 1088X640.



    Where did you find the resolution? This thing can't be 16X9. I was figuring if it was 16X9, that the resolution would be roughly 1211 X 681.

    At 1088X640, that puts it at 10/17 aspect ratio.
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    tleavit , September 15, 2010 2:21 PM
    My 133" screen setup with a 1080p Panny projector that I bought 3 years ago could be bought for a total of probably $1500 right now used. Im guessing that thing sells for $50,000-$100,000
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    belardo , September 15, 2010 2:32 PM
    "15.1 inches think."?

    So who wants this thing? Sure its big, but it should have higher res, at least 1080p.

    Get a $400~700 projector.
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    thorimmortal , September 15, 2010 2:33 PM
    Its 15.1 inches "think" lol. +1 on previous post I think its also a typo on the weight.
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    squidz66 , September 15, 2010 2:43 PM
    Pawn shops of the future must be HUGE!
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    zaznet , September 15, 2010 3:00 PM
    The numbers quoted are for each module. Each being 128x128 pixels. They are 15.1 inches square per module. A module weighs 17.6 pounds. The screen assembled is 99mm thick.

    This thing is modular for a reason, so it can be custom fit to specific customer needs. The 100 diagonal inch model is for demonstration purposes or as a general use display. These are targeting dynamic signage such as seen in sporting events or other high traffic areas like airports.

    Direct link to the Mitsubishi press release:
    http://global.mitsubishielectric.com/news/news_releases/2010/mel0824.pdf
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    mr_tuel , September 15, 2010 3:04 PM
    What's the point other than being able to say "we built the first 100 inch OLED"? Even if I had the money I would rather have that 55"; 0.33" thin Samsung LED for "just" $5,000. Its the same thickness as the screen on my MacBook Pro!!
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    zaznet , September 15, 2010 3:42 PM
    @mr_tuel

    The point is for signage in bright lit places. Think about sporting or other entertainment events that have huge screens viewed from a great distance away or the airport advertisements that you walk past. Also consider those order boards at your favorite fast food chain.

    Now imagine each of those being a different size where having the lego-oled display will allow Mitsubishi to fulfill the individual needs of each of these customers.

    This is not a consumer home television.
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