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From what I've read OLED sounds great. Since each individual LED provides it's own backlight, backlight bleed would disappear and blacks would be uniformly black and you can control saturation on a per-pixel basis rather than areas of the panel.

Do OLED's have the response time that other panel technologies do?

Will they be making gaming type OLED panels any time soon?
post #2 of 46
It's just a matter of time. I know the latest Samsung Galaxy phones have OLED screens, and there are a few OLED TVs available though they cost $3,000+.

OLEDs have fantastic contrast since the dark pixels actually turn off and quit emitting light. I never knew of such a thing until I bought a Galaxy S7. I don't know what the response time is but it works fairly well with the Gear VR, except for some strange smudging of dark areas during rapid head movement.
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Yeah, I think we just have to be patient. I don't have any useful information to post; I just have my feelings, and my feeling really is that we'll have good OLED monitors soon enough. Unfortunately though, you just know that when they hit the market they'll be ridiculously expensive at first. Fortunately though, that should drive the cost of VA/IPS/PLS panels down.

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Yea i was about to make a post about OLEDs, but i've noticed something strange about the monitor market lately.. maybe someone can explain? monitors used to lead all the technology when it comes to panels. It's weird to me that all this tech is now coming to TVs first. You can buy a 4k 50" tv for 500$, but a 4k 24" monitor is also 500$??? The other strange thing is OLEDs. You can get 55" OLED tv for 3.5k, but a yet to be released 30" OLED monitor is 5 grand. Where are the HDR monitors as well? why is oled so slow to the monitor market...
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post #5 of 46
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From what I've read OLED sounds great. Since each individual LED provides it's own backlight, backlight bleed would disappear and blacks would be uniformly black and you can control saturation on a per-pixel basis rather than areas of the panel.

Do OLED's have the response time that other panel technologies do?

Will they be making gaming type OLED panels any time soon?

If it ever does happen, make sure you only buy LG panels, as they are the only company who has a patent on the non-burn in type of OLED.
    
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Dell announced a 30" 4k OLED Monitor back in January but it has been repeatedly delayed.

Also it will cost $5,000
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Pretty sure that $5k Dell is vaporware, dont expect it to ever come out. I too want a large 40" 4k OLED monitor, but who knows how long it will take for use to get something like that? The TVs available are great, but not so great in other areas. First the smallest OLED you can get is 55", bit too big for a monitor and wont be as sharp as 40". Then theres the fact that its a TV and has all the lag associated with that. I'm not super competitive or anything, but i want my displays to be as delay free as possible.
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Yea i was about to make a post about OLEDs, but i've noticed something strange about the monitor market lately.. maybe someone can explain? monitors used to lead all the technology when it comes to panels. It's weird to me that all this tech is now coming to TVs first. You can buy a 4k 50" tv for 500$, but a 4k 24" monitor is also 500$??? The other strange thing is OLEDs. You can get 55" OLED tv for 3.5k, but a yet to be released 30" OLED monitor is 5 grand. Where are the HDR monitors as well? why is oled so slow to the monitor market...

Volume maybe? Stiffer competition?

I honestly don't know, it's baffling to me. But LCD (and OLED) production costs scale with size, and TVs have alot of extra circuitry, so a 50" 4k TV certainly isn't cheaper to make than a 4k monitor.
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I think there is still a bit of work to be done concerning the burn-in problems since people tend to leave their desktops either on a screensaver or on a static image for a very long period of time.
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I think there is still a bit of work to be done concerning the burn-in problems since people tend to leave their desktops either on a screensaver or on a static image for a very long period of time.

Its a matter of changing usage habits. Just put the monitor to sleep quickly and cycle backgrounds, just like OLED phones do.
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