- Gadget guy Paul Hochman
can't get enough of Sony's OLED TV.
Hey, harried parents! As the new year approaches, prepare for a brand-new technology to rock your world. Ready? Here it comes: it's called the "television."
Wait – has the TODAY's gadget guy lost his marbles? Hasn't black-and-white TV been around since July 1, 1941, and color TV since Jan. 1, 1954? Well, sure. But that doesn't change the fact that once you read what I have to say below, you'll agree that soon, TV will never be the same again.
Here's what's happening: it's called "OLED" TV. OLED stands for "organic light-emitting diode." You pronounce it "oh-ledd."
Here's what you will say when you see this Sony OLED TV (there are only 2,000 in the world, most of them in Japan): "Oh, my."
The picture is stunning. Absolutely amazing. There are no superlatives that can do the thing justice. It's not TV. It's a window. Or a looking-glass. The clarity of the image on this new kind of television is difficult to describe, unless you've seen one.
Remember, even with existing technology, or any technology for that matter, the test of a truly great picture is tied to an idea called "contrast ratio," which is just a fancy way to say, "There...