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LG shows off 3D OLED TV and 180-inch Plasma HDTV

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Aug 2010 22:25 User comments (13)

LG shows off 3D OLED TV and 180-inch Plasma HDTV LG has announced that it will showoff a 2.9mm 3D OLED TV at the IFA 2010 event starting on September 3rd, claiming it is the world's thinnest OLED to date.
There were little other details available about the TV.

The TV will indeed be the thinnest in the world, unless Samsung unveils a thinner one during the event.

In addition, LG will unveil an 180-inch plasma 3D TV prototype, on the of the largest commercial 3D displays ever created.

The IFA 2010 Consumer Electronics Show will run from September 3rd until the 8th in Berlin.

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13 user comments

130.8.2010 23:22

180 inches ought to be enough for anyone.

230.8.2010 23:33

The image makes it look like a monitor.

331.8.2010 0:15

I'm sure the base of that thing is the size of a car and weighs a few hundred pounds.

431.8.2010 1:32
lissenup2
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Yeah.........see how LG 'conveniently' left out the prices and size of the OLED??

Lemme guess.........a 12" OLED that's a bit less than Sony's at 2000 bucks and 180" plasma like 79000.00 bucks. GO BLOW LG

Their electronics are run-of-the-mill at best. Smart consumers that aren't cheap would only buy their fridges and kitchen appliances. Anything else is unwise as it will likely break or be discontinued.

Also, has anyone seen the Sony OLED 10 incher ??? Any thinner than that is just bragging and a complete waste of resources.

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531.8.2010 3:04

"LG has announced that it will showoff a 2.9mm 3D OLED TV"

Notice how they conveniently forgot the size of this screen? Unless the diagonal display distance is only 2.9MM, in which case 3D would by very hard to see. Show me a 32" OLED screen for under $400 and I might care (as for 3D, I couldn't care less).

As for the giant plasma, I think I might have to buy a new house in order to put the couch far enough away that it did not cause eye strain!

631.8.2010 12:15

Originally posted by lissenup2:
Yeah.........see how LG 'conveniently' left out the prices and size of the OLED??

Lemme guess.........a 12" OLED that's a bit less than Sony's at 2000 bucks and 180" plasma like 79000.00 bucks. GO BLOW LG

You must have either not read the article or you miss the words "IFA 2010 event" and "prototype".

Anyone with common sense would know that these are not meant for consumer production yet.

731.8.2010 12:32

Regardless, is it glasses free? lol They never said, but honestly it wouldn't matter; a big ass screen that big for 3D will not be sold to the common household.

831.8.2010 15:07
alexeemo
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Originally posted by hikaricor:
180 inches ought to be enough for anyone.
I have a 60" now but if I had the room or the money(and if my wife wouldn't kill me) I would go for 180"

931.8.2010 15:31

The thinner they are the cheaper they are to make, and the cheaper they are to make means they can price gouge even further.

i'm sorry but paper thin isn't a pro.

1031.8.2010 23:57

Originally posted by DXR88:
The thinner they are the cheaper they are to make, and the cheaper they are to make means they can price gouge even further.

i'm sorry but paper thin isn't a pro.
They are cheaper in terms of materials...but an OLED is still extremely expensive to make. Maybe not as expensive as what they charge, but very expensive. Personally I don't see much advantage...they say that they look a lot better, but then they always compare the best OLED to some bottom-end LCD from 5 years ago. Personally, I can't see the difference between a 40" LG LCD and a 10" Sony OLED, other than the size and the lower price on the LG.

111.9.2010 9:06
Daniel_1
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I have a 60in wide screen HDTV in my front room and a 55in wide screen HDTV in my bedroom and that is plenty large enough for me. I mean my God...why would anyone want a 15 FOOT wide TV??? The ONLY use for something like that would be in a game room and it would have to have it's own wall with nothing close to it.

And I bet the price of the TV will be well over $15,000. American. So sorry LG, I will stick with my 1850.00 60in wide screen HDTV and use that 15K plus for something more important, like paying off my house note or as a down payment for a new car.

122.9.2010 7:51

Originally posted by bhetrick:
Originally posted by lissenup2:
Yeah.........see how LG 'conveniently' left out the prices and size of the OLED??

Lemme guess.........a 12" OLED that's a bit less than Sony's at 2000 bucks and 180" plasma like 79000.00 bucks. GO BLOW LG

You must have either not read the article or you miss the words "IFA 2010 event" and "prototype".

Anyone with common sense would know that these are not meant for consumer production yet.
Who could fit that thing into their house? (comfortably ^_^) I hope that never reaches consumer production. XD

Why is no one excited by a 180" TV! stop thinking so practical! It's hilarious! No one would ever drive a ferrari at top speed? yet people have them? XD I think it's great! It's supposed to show that technology has reached a certain stage, they're not trying to SELL you a 180" tele! XD
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133.9.2010 0:44
lissenup2
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Originally posted by bhetrick:
Originally posted by lissenup2:
Yeah.........see how LG 'conveniently' left out the prices and size of the OLED??

Lemme guess.........a 12" OLED that's a bit less than Sony's at 2000 bucks and 180" plasma like 79000.00 bucks. GO BLOW LG

You must have either not read the article or you miss the words "IFA 2010 event" and "prototype".

Anyone with common sense would know that these are not meant for consumer production yet.
Prototype is a precurser to public releases. Why don't you know this? It's 'purchasable' by some and will be available to a select few that are capable of popping the likely 79000 dollars so pipe down kiddie.

As for the OLED......practicality states that if they are developing one AS DID SONY, then AS DID SONY, they will likely compete in the retail market. Use your head and think outside the box...........but if you're a typical IT nerd then that box is probably very small.

Besides, estimated value is not uncommon for manufacturers to reveal.
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