[Breaking Down OLED TV] Sony's Commitment in the Instruction Manual [Part 4]

Nov 30, 2007
Nikkei Electronics Breakdown Team
The instruction manual of the XEL-1 OLED TV. As with the product box, it only has the words "SONY," "XEL-1" and "Instruction Manual" printed on it in Japanese.
The instruction manual of the XEL-1 OLED TV. As with the product box, it only has the words "SONY," "XEL-1" and "Instruction Manual" printed on it in Japanese.
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An explanation of OLED technology. The principle of emission and panel structure in the OLED are described in an easy to understand manner.
An explanation of OLED technology. The principle of emission and panel structure in the OLED are described in an easy to understand manner.
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We finished adjusting the settings for digital terrestrial broadcasting on Sony's "XEL-1" OLED TV. The TV had no particular problems. Since we had a little more time before starting to take it apart, we decided to go through the instruction manual.

"We wouldn't have forgotten to insert the B-CAS card if we had read the manual," we thought around as we turned the pages. Then, we found pages explaining the technology right after the table of contents. It is uncommon to see a description of technology at the beginning of an instruction manual, not just for a TV but for any home appliance.

We could also see Sony's commitment to this OLED TV in the manual, which is being positioned as the "symbol of Sony's revival."