Home News OLED moves ahead, rear projection steps back

OLED moves ahead, rear projection steps back

Sony announced today it will no longer manufacture rear projection TVs and will instead focus on LCD (liquid crystal display) and OLED (organic light-emitting diode). Apparently they were losing money on the rear projection units — down to 400,000 from over 1 million the previous fiscal year.

The precise but pricey OLED technology was first introduced into a consumer television product this month, as Sony launched the Sony’s XEL-1 in Japan. Measuring only 3mm thick, and about $1700, this is a technology that is sure to take off soon. In the meantime, LCD and PDP (Plasma Display Panel) technologies will continue to improve and decrease in costs.

HD Report provides news, commentary, and information about home entertainment media and technology. HD Report has been a Google News partner since 2006, and can also be found on Twitter, Apple News, Facebook, and Microsoft's Bing News.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


4k TV Deals

Hot Blu-rays!

1-Month Free!

New Articles

New Blu-ray Releases Today, April 20, 2021

Here's what's new on Blu-ray Disc today. Criterion Collection has restored Bong Joon Ho’s Memories of Murder (2003) in digital 4k for release on 1080p...

Minari (2020) Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Dates

A24's Minari (2020) will be releasing to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital on May 18, 2021. The 6x Oscar-nominated film (including Best Picture and Best Actor)...

We’re Excited About These Upcoming Blu-ray Releases

Like vinyl records and CDs, physical media is becoming a sort of niche market. But, we're hoping Blu-rays and Ultra HD Blu-rays are here...

Star Trek: Discovery & Star Trek: Picard stream in Dolby Vision HDR

Did you know you can watch Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard in Dolby Vision HDR? It's true! But that doesn't mean the series...

New Pre-Orders!

Support Us!