Sony's XEL-1 OLED TV gets release date

The Sony XEL-1 OLED is due in Australia next month, but don't expect your "Kevin bonus" to pay for it — not unless you go in with eight very good mates.

It may be a while before we see an OLED screen suitable for lounge room use, but in the meantime we have this: the XEL-1.

Look out for the CNET Australia review shortly!(Credit: Sony)

While the 11-incher has been out in the States for a year, Sony has just informed us it will be available in mid-April 2009.

This ain't no Kogan TV though, so if you're hoping the stimulus package will help pay for it then you should stop reading now. Final pricing is still being determined, but Sony says it will be between AU$6,000 and AU$8,000. To put this in perspective, this is between three and four full-HD 32-inch LCDs.

But it does have a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, a 960x540 resolution, and a thickness of just 3mm at its thinnest point. The TV also comes with two HDMI ports. Quick! Get one now while there's still bragging rights! ;)

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Ty Pendlebury reviews televisions in CNET's New York office. He originally hails from CNET Australia. Ty's interests include gaming, indie music, hi-fi, streaming media, movies, literature, and cycling.


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