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On Tuesday Sony said that it has developed the industry's first 55-inch Full HD self-emitting display using LEDs as the light source. Called the Crystal LED Display, it uses Sony’s "unique methods" to mount ultrafine LEDs in each of the Red-Green-Blue (RGB) colors, equivalent to the number of pixels -- meaning the company uses approximately six-million LEDs to create a Full HD display.

"The RGB LED light source is mounted directly on the front of the display, dramatically improving the light use efficiency," Sony said. "This results in images with strikingly higher contrast (in both light and dark environments), wider color gamut, superb video image response time, and wider viewing angles when compared to existing LCD and plasma displays, with low power consumption. Furthermore, due to the display’s structure, the “Crystal LED Display” is also ideal for large screens."

Sony is currently showing a prototype display at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. It has a brightness of approximately 400 cd/m², a viewing angle of approximately 180 degrees, and a contrast of "more than measurable limit values." The color gamut is also "more than 100-percent compared to NTSC (xy)." When compared to existing LCD displays from Sony, the prototype boasts approximately 3.5 times higher contrast in light environment, approximately 1.4 times wider color gamut, and approximately 10 times faster video image response time.

Sony said it will "work conscientiously" to bring the Crystal LED Display to market while also continuing development and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Sony-Crystal-LED-Display-Prototype-CES-2012-OLED,14464.html
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This is not what people call current "LED" displays which are simply LED back-lit LCD's. This is actual three colored tiny LED's on the surface and no LCD.

This technology looks very promising. Approximately 3.5 times higher contrast in light environment, approximately 1.4 times wider color gamut, and approximately 10 times faster video image response time. That should get us as close to CRT like quickness and smoothness versus any other display type with an incredible image.
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basically a giant super AMOLED TV
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basically a giant super AMOLED TV

Ya but this is non-organic. So it should take all of the benefits of current display technologies and remove almost all negative attributes. Really I can't think of any negatives. Price is unknown and if they can condense the pixel sizes down to computer display size is still unknown. Everything else display-stat wise is incredible.
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This is going to be sick..
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Sounds amazing, can't wait until it is both available and affordable.
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Ahh, Finally a true LED display. This should give high-end CRT's a run for there money. I cant wait for this tech to come down in price thumb.gif
    
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This will look amazing, well done sony, well done!
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We'll be able to have our cake and eat it as long as the pricing is sensible.

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Oh wow!

this sounds wonderful. I hope it really is close to CRTs....

It's annoying that our display tech is also reversing. Plasma, LCD, LED, OLED even, are all still behind in terms of picture quality and response times to CRTs...but they do use alot less power, weigh a ton less, and can be ultra-thin. Trade-offs.
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