Panasonic Debuts World’s First 3D Printed OLED TV

Released January 9, 2013

 

Panasonic unveiled on Tuesday a unique new kind of 56-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) television manufactured using 3D printing and having a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels and being just half-inch thick and substantially lighter than the current LED televisions.

OLED panel was created by using the RGB (red-green-blue) all-printing method, which allows a broad spectrum of colors to be displayed, according to company statement. However, the company did not disclose the launch date or the pricing level.

Techcrunch.com noted that the use of 3D printing technology should eventually help bring down the pricing levels of super high resolution OLED televisions come down as the manufacturing process improves over time.

Panasonic also plans to provide a more interactive next-generation TV experience tailored to each member of the family based on their personal tastes. The users can load a personalized home screen using the voice recognition technology.

According to the Japanese company, the next generation of TV experience would be more personal and content discovery will be a priority. The new interface will bring together broadcast channels, video-on-demand and a rich social experience to TVs.

Panasonic is teaming up with broadcast partners and other companies to deliver ads and content recommendations to viewers.

Specific Media will be partnering Panasonic to create a richer and more personal viewing experience. The company plans to use history of rating shows and liking of the content to make recommendations for the viewer.

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