Sony’s new XEL-1 television is neither plasma nor LCD: it uses organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology, and “its picture is so incredible, Sony should include a jaw cushion,” David Pogue writes in the New York Times. Sony is the first to sell TVs using the system, which is "like looking out a window. With the glass missing,” Pogue notes.
“The XEL-1’s picture is so colorful, vibrant, rich, lifelike, and high in contrast, you catch your breath,” Pogue writes; and it avoids pitfalls of plasma and LCD, like “blacks that aren’t quite black.” To top it all off, the screen is only 3 millimeters thick. The catch? At 11 inches, the XEL-1’s screen is “smaller than your laptop”—and it’s going for $2,500. (Read more television stories.)