Sony XEL-1

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Sony XEL-1 (front)
Sony XEL-1 (side)

Developed in 2007 and produced for sale in 2008, the Sony XEL-1 is the world's first organic light-emitting diode (OLED) television. It was also the world's thinnest television during its production, at 3 mm. It has a screen size of 11 inches with a native resolution 960×540. As the screen is too thin for I/O ports and buttons, Sony has connected the screen to a non-detachable base that contains these. The top of the base has the speaker and the power, volume, channel, input, and menu buttons, which are backlit so the symbols and abbreviations change when the XMB interface is accessed. The back of the panel has a DMeX service input, a 16-volt DC input, a VHF/UHF/cable input, a Memory Stick slot, and two HDMI inputs. On the left side of the panel there is an analog/digital audio output. The XEL-1 has a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, high color saturation, large viewing angles, high screen uniformity, and low power consumption[citation needed]. On the other hand, it has poor primary color accuracy, a quarter of the full HD resolution (1920×1080), no anti-judder processing, a light-reflective screen, few inputs, a non-detachable panel, a small screen and a MSRP of US$2,499.99.[1] It was sold in the United States, Canada, Russia, Japan, Europe and Australia.





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The XEL-1 received a positive review from, however mixed reviews from customers who bought it.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "The Future of HDTV:Sony's hot new TV's have gone organic". Ur magazine. Rogers. p. 48. 

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