Contrary to published reports, LG and Samsung spokespeople continue to state their respective revolutionary 55-inch OLED TVs will be shipping in limited quantities before the end of the year. NPD DisplaySearch confirmed today both vendors will be shipping least 500 units total before year’s end. LG’s model was originally scheduled to ship by the 2012 London Olympics.
An LG spokesperson told HD Guru shipments of its 55EM9600 OLED production version we viewed in Monaco this past spring, will make it out of its factory in 2012, however LG would not assure any units will end up in the USA this year.
Samsung’s spokesperson told HD Guru its 55ES9500 OLED will make it to our shores in 2012.
Industry reports name production issues as the hold up for these next generation displays. This latest information is encouraging as the problems may finally be resolved, providing a high enough yield for the start-up of mass production. We expect a number of new OLED HDTVs to be shown by multiple vendors at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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