updated 09:30 am EDT, Fri September 3, 2010
LG 31-inch OLED TV a real, March production model
LG as promised has been showing its 31-inch OLED TV at IFA today and has now detailed some of how it works and plans for a real launch. The organic 1080p screen is characterized as large and vivid but is also detachable from its stand. Unlike the XEL-1 and some conventional TVs, where a thin screen is permanently fixed to the stand, the LG set can be removed or rotated in place.
As an OLED screen, the total screen is far thinner at 2.9mm (0.11in) deep and puts most of the bulkier components in the stand. LG claimed an "infinite" contrast ratio and, as mentioned before, can display 3D with the help of glasses.
The set is one of the few production OLED sets and will ship in March to at least the UK and likely other parts of the world. A combination of the currently large OLED and 3D will give it a steep price of £6,000 ($9,248), although economies of scale should eventually bring down the prices of sets like LG's in the relatively near future. [via Pocket-lint]