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LG invests big in OLED; will show off four new 4K and curved TVs at IFA

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Aug 2015 23:50 User comments (2)

LG invests big in OLED; will show off four new 4K and curved TVs at IFA LG will be making a big OLED push at next week's IFA 2015 event in Berlin.
The company will unveil four new OLED TVs at the event, including 65 and 55-inch 4K high dynamic range (HDR) sets as well as a curved OLED TV that is just 4.8mm thick.

As LG explains, the "OLED display technology ensures that images are displayed in perfect black as well as perfect colors. This is what makes OLED technology an ideal match for HDR content because only OLED panels can deliver the absolute black which makes the bright colors of HDR look even more impressive. OLED TVs are able to render the required HDR light range at lower peak brightness, resulting in an exceptional and more comfortable viewing experience. What's more, LG's HDR-capable OLED TVs allow consumers to view HDR content from both streaming content partners as well as external sources."

All the new TVs will run on the webOS 2.0 smart TV platform and all include speakers built in partnership with Harman/Kardon.

"Anyone who sees our newest TVs at this year's IFA will walk away without a shred of doubt that HDR and OLED complement each other perfectly," said Lee In-kyu, senior vice president and head of the TV and monitor division at the LG Home Entertainment Company. "Our expanded 4K OLED TV lineup will demonstrate to consumers that OLED is here to stay and that LG is committed to leading the next generation TV market."

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129.8.2015 16:55

Very interested in OLED, 4K doesn't really light my fire just now but, please, ditch this curved screen nonsense.

I'm looking to next year to buy OLED & consign the Panny plasma to a bedroom but I definitely won't be getting a curved one from anybody.

23.9.2015 16:20

Originally posted by Interestx:
Very interested in OLED, 4K doesn't really light my fire just now but, please, ditch this curved screen nonsense.

I'm looking to next year to buy OLED & consign the Panny plasma to a bedroom but I definitely won't be getting a curved one from anybody.

I used to say the same thing about curved screens BUT......went to Costco a couple times and they of course make you walk right by the big electronic stuff when you arrive and I really started liking them. Unlike 4K, I don't see curve as a gimmick. It dramatically reduces glare, much easier to view from any angle and nice that it slightly 'surrounds' the viewer.

You'll come around......everyone I know that I has seen these has and you're not likely any different.


Sadly though, LG makes all OLED TVs with 4K causing them to believe they can bolster up their pricing......which won't work, at least not at 4 grand for a 55 incher and 6K for the 65.
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