Dealzmodo: Sony's XEL-1 OLED TV In Sam's Club Bargain Bin For $1,748

Yeah, that's almost $800 under Sony Style's price. And yeah, it's still an 11-inch screen. But one you'll want to lick, it's so saturated and thin. If you were already eyeing an XEL-1 for the bathroom I'm guessing the $800 isn't a huge issue, but as Taco Bell says, "why pay more?" No word on where this shot is from,… »8/05/08 2:20pm8/05/08 2:20pm

Hype Buster: Sony XEL-1 OLED Not the Perfect TV (We're Not Talking 'Bout Size, Either)

Sony's first OLED TV, the XEL-1, has gotten loads of favorable reviews and hype (from us too). It does put out a hell of a picture, one that made our Wilson proclaim: "you're essentially staring into what could very well be the perfect TV." But Gary over at HDGuru isn't so swoony, and his more rigid (and far HD… »5/19/08 1:45pm5/19/08 1:45pm

Sony's XEL-1 OLED Lasts Half as Long as You Expect, Says Study

Now, we've been raving about Sony's diminutive XEL-1 OLED TV for a while, but an independent investigation by Displaysearch is casting doubt on the screen's lifespan. They ran two XEL-1 units for 1000 hours, then measured the change in brightness emitted by the screen. They concluded that it would take 17,000 hours… »5/08/08 5:52am5/08/08 5:52am

Sony XEL-1 OLED TV Review (Verdict: Small on Size, Large on Beauty)

Why is this dinky little TV so important? Its screen is roughly the size of the box that Lebowski comes in, and it costs hundreds more than the 50" plasma overshadowing it in the picture. Why so important? Because this little TV is LCD's Grim Reaper. The days of the LCD are numbered—the time of OLED is at hand. And if… »3/25/08 4:30pm3/25/08 4:30pm

XEL-1: Sony's First OLED TV Reviewed by Sound and Vision (The Bastards)

I can't say I'm not jealous that Al at Sound and Vision for getting first domestic review of the upcoming Sony 11-inch OLED TV. The set has one of the highest price/size ratios ever, but it also pulls off one of the highest performances of any modern TV, too. Here are the particulars, in case you have an extra $2500… »2/08/08 4:44pm2/08/08 4:44pm

Sony's 11-inch XEL-1 OLED TV Finally Ships in January for $2,500

The Pitch: Sony finally brings their OLED TV (which we've been seeing and hearing about forever) to market at $2,500 in January. It's the first OLED TV in the US, and takes advantage of OLED's 1 million to 1 contrast ratio, low power consumption, and rapid response time.
The Catch: It's only 11-inches, which means you… »1/06/08 7:30pm1/06/08 7:30pm