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Mitsubishi demos 155" OLED display

Mitsubishi demos 155" OLED display

This image from IDG shows the impressive 155" display from Mitsubishi, which uses 1.5" OLED building blocks - and can be made bigger or smaller at will.

If you're still waiting for a big-screen OLED TV, check out Mitsubishi's 155" monster - which can grow bigger and smaller at will.

Okay, perhaps "grow" is pushing things a bit: as discussed over on Electronista, the prototype device uses 1.5"x1.5" modular OLED blocks to produce its impressive 155" diagonal - meaning that blocks can be removed or added to increase or decrease the screen size.

The display's modular nature also means that the screen can be curved or deformed to mould itself to the shape of the building in which it is installed - a neat trick, and one that will come in handy in the stadia for which it is intended.

The use of multiple, small OLED building blocks to create the screen has neatly side-stepped the issues with creating large-scale OLED displays while still offering all the advantages the technology brings, including a brightness measured at around three times that from competing LCD-based screens and a greatly increased contrast ratio.

Sadly, the tech isn't without its drawbacks: because the organic compounds used in the production of OLED displays degrade over time, the set's lifespan is estimated at around 20,000 hours of continuous usage. While that might seem like a lot, it represents less than two and a half years of continuous usage - something that advertisers planning on slapping a weather-resistant version on buildings would have to factor in to its cost.

Speaking of which, Mitsubishi has yet to release pricing information or a launch schedule for the neat device - but don't expect it to be home-user-pocket friendly. You can, however, check out a video of the device being demonstrated at CEATAC.

Does this kind of modular display seem like the future, or would you be concerned about the possibility of colour matching issues and joint lines between the blocks? Share your thoughts over in the forums.

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proxess 9th October 2009, 15:44 Quote
Awesome. It looks... delicious! My favorite from Mitsubishi tho is definitely Mitsubishi Pencils... Can't beat their OLEAD technology...
p3n 9th October 2009, 16:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by proxess
Awesome. It looks... delicious! My favorite from Mitsubishi tho is definitely Mitsubishi Pencils... Can't beat their OLEAD technology...

Way to ruin Friday .. even if pencils contained lead....
proxess 9th October 2009, 16:38 Quote
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Way to ruin Friday .. even if pencils contained lead....

You're just cranky. Cool down, get Mitsubishi Air Conditioning.
wafflesomd 9th October 2009, 16:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by proxess
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Originally Posted by p3n
Way to ruin Friday .. even if pencils contained lead....

You're just cranky. Cool down, get Mitsubishi Air Conditioning.

Hell no.

I've installed several different units from Mitsubishi, and I've had to order replacement parts for everyone upon installation.
Isitari 9th October 2009, 16:53 Quote
Next they'l be telling us to buy organic food........

;P
proxess 9th October 2009, 18:22 Quote
Mitsubishi Colt? Eclipse? Evo? At least the cars are good.
SchizoFrog 9th October 2009, 20:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by proxess
Mitsubishi Colt? Eclipse? Evo? At least the cars are good.

But only REALLY good once you rip out Mitsubushi's engineering and put in £50,000 custom parts... haven't you seen 2 Fast 2 Furious? LMAO
livesabitch 10th October 2009, 02:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by proxess
Mitsubishi Colt? Eclipse? Evo? At least the cars are good.

But only REALLY good once you rip out Mitsubushi's engineering and put in £50,000 custom parts... haven't you seen 2 Fast 2 Furious? LMAO

+1
Ending Credits 10th October 2009, 13:17 Quote
Evo is still one of the best cars you can buy.
TomD22 10th October 2009, 13:38 Quote
Modular displays with no bezels? I guess that there's the solution for using the Eyefinity (or however you spell it) idea ATI are pushing.
SchizoFrog 10th October 2009, 17:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by TomD22
Modular displays with no bezels? I guess that there's the solution for using the Eyefinity (or however you spell it) idea ATI are pushing.

I don't think Eyefinity is a feature this monitor setup requires... does it not only require a single input for what whatever resolution you set it up for? Making the Eyefinity a none starter.
LordPyrinc 13th October 2009, 02:25 Quote
Organic huh? Millions of fireflies trapped in little boxes to make the screen bright. I'm surprised those fireflies can live that long.
Elton 13th October 2009, 05:53 Quote
Does anyone know if Mitsubishi is still partnered up with NEC? Because I remember back in 2003-2006 Mitsubishi sold NEC monitors under their DiamondPoint Series.

Oh and their Professional Diamond Pro Monitors (CRT) were awesome, if heavy.
tohdom 14th October 2009, 15:04 Quote
i just LOVE my small oled display in portable player! cant wait to buy desktop displays when they arrive.
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