Sony XEL-1 OLED Television
January 27, 2008


I was at my local Sony shop when I saw this beauty. The screen is just three millimeters thick, but then you see that it’s affixed onto a stand that doesn’t share its anorexic properties. So okay, it’s thin. What isn’t these days? The real beauty behind this television isn’t so much what was aforementioned but rather the quality of the picture. It was gorgeous! You really have to see it to believe it. The screen isn’t filled with liquid crystal or plasma but utilizes the brand-new technology of organic light emitting diodes (or OLEDs for short) giving an amazing contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. The unit measures only eleven inches diagonally and will empty you out $2500. Consider this: if you settle for an LCD, you can get a very nice 46″ HDTV flat panel for the same money. So you have three options, put that money in the bank and wait for OLED technology to drop in price and get a bigger display in the future, get that 46-incher LCD, or invite your friends to watch the big game on your tiny TV.

Me? Well, I’m definitely holding out for OLED. I was sold after seeing the picture quality on that screen.

If you were thinking the third option: click here to see more about the XEL-1.