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LG's 55-inch OLED TVs coming next month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Apr 2012 14:49 User comments (5)

LG's 55-inch OLED TVs coming next month Earlier this year, tech giant LG Electronics introduced the world's first 55-inch OLED HDTV.
The TVs finally have a release date, at least for Europe, where they will go on sale on May 16th.

LG has priced the TV at nine million won ($8000), and the TV will have an unveiling party in Cannes where they will hold a movie premier at the much-heralded film festival.

"Starting in Europe, the company plans to advance marketing activities of its OLED TVs worldwide," said LG in a statement. The company had originally planned to release the TV in the fall but management believes a launch now will give the company the benefit of seasonal demand before the London Olympic Games from July 28 to August 12.

Said Beom Han, CEO and Executive Vice President of LG Display when the devices were introduced: "Our objective has always been to actively define and lead emerging display technology markets. Although OLED technology is seen as the future of TV display, the technology has been limited to smaller display sizes and by high costs, until now. LG Display's 55-inch OLED TV panel has overcome these barriers."

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5 user comments

12.4.2012 19:58

beautiful but ill wait

22.4.2012 20:23

Hrm $8000 for tv or car....

32.4.2012 22:23

Or two kick@55 scooters.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Apr 2012 @ 22:24

45.4.2012 17:25

The $8000 is just for the few people who can afford it. Once they get their TVs, LG will drop the price.

512.4.2012 6:19
denis3
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it's much exspensive? But i know one point politics LGE "low cost".

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