Sony 56-Inch Ultra HD OLED TV Hands-On: So Bright, So Beautiful, So Far From Existing

By Mario Aguilar on at

We heard this might be on the way, but now we know for sure that Sony actually went to the trouble of producing an Ultra HD television. After suffering technical difficulties during the press conference, we spent some time watching Sony's prototype of what could be the future: A 56-Inch 4K OLED TV. It was incredible. I'm sad I have to wait until tomorrow to see it again.

(In case you're wondering, the TV uses "The world's first and largest* 56-inch OLED TV achieves 4K resolution by using the latest oxide semiconductor TFTs and Sony's own ‘Super Top Emission' technologies." But enough of that noise.)

On paper, it seems like a ridiculous concept: OLED and 4K sets are just now coming to market after years of prototyping. And even now that they're coming out, nobody can afford them. But then when you actually see the OLED and 4k come together, you think to yourself: This has to exist because we are human and we deserve it.

Granted we were watching Sony's content, but we couldn't believe how the brightness of the organic diodes make the details pop out intensely. Or at least that's what we think. Maybe it's just the alternating shock value of the benefits of OLED and 4K resolution scrambling my brain in unison. But it absolutely makes a difference even on a 56-inch screen. Godspeed Sony. [Sony]