Summary: I bought the XEL 1 for its superb screen, modest size and unique form factor. And because it was the most affordable OLED TV available. I've admired the XEL 1 since I first viewed it at a Sony store in 2008 and patiently waited until the price seemed right. The size of the XEL 1 is just right for a small office. As to comparison to current OLED tv' on the US market, there are a few larger and improved sets out there but at up to ten times the price I paid.
Summary: even if i don't own this tv set yet, i decided to write this review to give my perspective on how amazing this little set is! i was in one of the studios in a best buy store and i got to see it in person. usually i wasnt a big fan of sony's products. but after turning the set on, i was really amazed on the picture quality. i think it was hooked up to a blu-ray player showing the menu to home alone 2. the quality was awesome compared to the led tvs on the market today.
If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.
25 September 2009
Summary: Clearest picture I've seen on a TV. I cannot wait until larger OLED screen sizes are available. I placed mine on my office desk. It's large enough to view comfortably from this distance, and I can clearly read the Bloomberg scroll.
Summary: Not bad for $2500, I payed a few thousand more in Japan. It's worth every penny if you want the best clarity. The colors are the same as any good led tv, but with the contrast ratio, the colors appear to have more depth. I think they are sharper. When you see a human face on this, it is just like looking in a mirror. You can see the makeup on actors and actresses. Every single pore, pock mark, and skin growth on Adam Sandlers face comes through.
Excerpt: The Sony XEL-1 OLED TV is only 3mm thick, and there is news that it will get considerably thinner as the technology becomes mainstream. Although I just love this TV, my suggestion is to wait for the bigger screen models, at which time the price of this device might have dropped down considerably too. To me, the bottom line is it might be the clearest screen ever, but it is still small so overall, it is not worth the investment.
Summary: It is expensive but if HD is needed in a very small format this is the product. price will come down substantially but it will be a while. Simple to hook up- just plug and play. Picture is fabulous. have it on the countertop in the bathroom- takes uo very little room and looks sllek and modern.
Summary: I love OLED technology. We needed a new set in the guest bath, so we ordered one of these on a whim. We all fell in love with them, and so the whole family wanted one. The next thing we ordered 6 more--one for each of the kids' rooms and the other bathrooms. I logged on today to buy 2 more after my wife found someone who could do a custom install in the H2's.
Summary: I just returned from Korea where I saw this display in an airport store. The screen is deceivingly small, the eleven inches looking even less generous than it sounds. It is wider than your average wide screen tv available, only half as tall as it is wide (about 5 inches - 5.5 according to this site.) However, the picture looked amazing.
Summary: Everything you have read, seen and heard about this TV is true. The picture quality is superb, and the audio is quite acceptable. We bought this TV for our kitchen to watch while cooking, cleaning and eating from the counter top bar. It's perfect for that purpose. We're using an indoor TERK HDTVi antenna with very satisfactory results. We do not have to fuss with it in any way including inserting the UHF element or extending the "rabbit ears.
Pros: Attractive Design, Bright Image, Fast Setup, Simple Controls