Have you guys heard of the movie ‘PAYCHECK’ starred by Ben Affleck..? The movie starts with a scene where a girl keeps talking on a T.V screen which is so normal, then the actor enters and removes the screen but a 3D projection of that girl still remains there, leaving his clients amazed. That movie came in 2003 but I guess may be ‘The Magic Box’ (television of course) developers in our real world had already thought of this innovative idea. So after done with LCD’s and LED’s they came up with this milestone in the world of INNOVATION, named as OLED or Organic Light Emitting Diode Screens.
Let’s start with the meaning of that abbreviation. OLED as I already said, stands for ‘Organic Light Emitting Diode’. Technically, they are some molecules which work on a property called electroluminescence and generate light when current passes through them, which you will certainly understand if you have studied science. Further as it works without any backlight unlike the case of LCD and LED, it gives much better contrast even in dark rooms. It can be much thinner and lighter as well leaving you in the state of astonishment..!!
However, I would like to discuss some of its pros and cons because the most frequent question that anyone asks about a new technology is “what is the difference..?” I am listing some of them below :
- Light weight and slim
- Better power efficiency and brightness.
- Better response time
Clearly, gamers and movie addicts are going to love it as the clarity and even the minute details are going to be easily observable through each pixel of the screen. Further, the color scheme of OLED screens are pretty much superior to the LCD and LEDs. For example, it shows perfect black color unlike the other TV screens.
- This technology is yet having a big problem regarding price. As no one expects to compromise with any of the features, the process from manufacturing to packaging is posing quite a good expense.
- The second thing that can make us feel a bit worried is its life span. As the term ‘organic’ is attached to it, it is yet having a fixed life span which is reportedly less than that of LCD and LED.
- The next problem that may be faced is that as it is organic, it is not at all water-proof. As they can disrupt the molecules of the polymer so easily.
But according to me these shortcomings will be overcome by its developers. Till now, OLEDs have found their place on handsets and digital cameras. LG and SONY are looking forward to use them in TV sets but we have to wait for a while to see them launched, especially in India. Certainly, they will have all the features of any smart TV around us with inbuilt processors and access to the social networking sites.
So, all we can do is to wait and watch for now. Let’s hope for the best and expect that they make us feel that things going inside the TV are happening in real and just in front of us. :)