Sony’s extremely expensive 11-inch OLED TV that landed stateside earlier this year claims a lifespan of 30,000 hours or 10 years, but DisplaySearch says otherwise. The research firm tested two XEL-1 TVs for 1,000 hours and estimates that the organic light-emitting diode set would fizzle out after 17,000 hours.
“The results demonstrate that the Sony display is significantly inferior in many ways to the current (OLED) designs,” DisplaySearch’s researchers wrote.
But that’s not even the best part. DisplaySearch says that a cell phone made by Samsung with an OLED screen would last longer than Sony’s TV. Yeah, you may want to rethink spending $2,500 on this gadget.