I’ve reviewed OLED TVs for a decade, and these are the holiday deals worth buying

It seems hard to believe, but OLED TV technology has already been with us for a decade. The first OLED TV that I reviewed was a 55-inch Samsung with a curved screen that could display 3D movies and cost $9,000 – ouch! Like today’s OLED models, it had incredible contrast owing to its impossibly deep-seeming blacks, and was twice as bright as the plasma TVs it superseded.

Today’s best OLED TVs are available in much larger screen sizes than that 55-inch Samsung, and new flagship models incorporate tech advances that provide nearly four times the brightness. Just as important, they are considerably less expensive, with 55-inch sets selling for under $1,500.