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What is OLED?

Find out everything you need to know about OLED technology - what it is and how it produces amazing pictures.

OLED, or Organic Light Emitting Diode. You’ve probably heard of it before, but you might not be completely sure on what it does exactly. OLED TVs are all about making the most of light to create smooth images with a deep contrast. So your favourite shows are more detailed and colourful than ever.

Lights, OLED, action!

Unlike LED TVs, OLED technology lights up individual pixels on the screen to stop light spreading into unwanted areas. The pixels that aren’t used are never completely turned off, meaning blacks are blacker and whites are whiter. This results in amazing contrast and truly vibrant colours on your screen. You also get super smooth motion, even with full-throttle, fast-moving action. OLED changes colours around 1000 times faster than LED TVs, so you can wave goodbye to blurry images. And, because there’s no need for backlighting, OLED screens are always super-thin. At CES 2017, LG unveiled an OLED TV that sits just 2.57mm thin!


OLED's ideal partner

So, you’ve decided that vivid colours and stunning contrast are for you and you’ve found the perfect OLED TV. You obviously want to make the most of all that tech and to do that, you’ll need a HDMI 2.0 cable. They’re the best leads to transfer top end video and audio signals and will make all the difference when you’re taking in those awesome visuals on your OLED TV.