If 2014 was the best of times for TVs, it was also the worst of times. The death of plasma, the birth of OLED. The emergence of 4K. And the dumbing down of smart TV. Join us for a tour, won't you?
LG has refocused on bringing OLED screens to market, forming a dedicated division exclusively focused on the display format.
LG Display is set to ramp up its OLED production next month, producing four times as many panels and bringing down prices on LG's OLED TV range.
The 1.3-inch plastic OLED has a thickness of less than 0.6 mm but delivers a 320x320 resolution.
The company feels it's cracked the OLED TV code, and it's using the IFA show in Berlin to make its point.
The 55-inch LG 55EC9300 OLED and Samsung PN64F8500 plasma have been declared dual winners of the 10th annual TV Shootout by Value Electronics, beating out other LCD and OLED displays after a recount.
Last year, LG launched the world's first OLED TV at $15,000. Now the the second-generation version goes on sale at Best Buy with a 75 percent price drop.
LG has been making an impression with its flexible displays and now the company is set to roll out new processes and materials to make them cheaper to produce.
A senior Samsung Electronics executive has reiterated the company's plan to release no new OLED TVs in the near future, shifting focus to quantum dot LCD models.
LG Display is set to show off a new 160 ppi, 55-inch 8K display at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show 2015.