Bring on CES: LG’s largest OLED TV is just 4mm thick

Next week is CES week — and that means that almost every single consumer technology giant you can think of will be showing off their latest devices and services. I can’t wait to see what they’ve got for us.

Meantime, if you’ve been in the market for a TV, you might give some thought to LG’s all new OLED TV. It’s the largest of it’s type — 55 inches — and is a ridiculously amazing 4mm thick. Simply fantastic.

What’s interesting here is that the picture quality is technically impossible to achieve with other technologies. So, depending on your viewpoint, your current TV is now a pile of smoking dung. Here’s what LG’s blog has to report:

Such color capabilities are technically impossible with LED and LCD display panels. And at 1,000 times faster than LED/LCD displays, LG’s OLED TV shows crystal clear motion without any blurring or bleeding.

I like this phrase, too:

…And at only 4 mm thin and a mere 7.5 kg, LG’€™s OLED TV practically blends into the wall

Yes please.

You can read all about the TV in a little more detail here. It’s due to be launched formally next week. In terms of costs, The Telegraph’s Matt Warman points out that previous OLED TVs from Sony have retailed for around £2k (and that was for an 11″ version!) so set your price expectations to medium-high.

How much would you pay for something like this? 55″ and more or less completely flat? £3,000? £5,000?

That said, I don’t think this will be in the B&O @80k territory. (See my Bang & Olufsen post).

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One Response to Bring on CES: LG’s largest OLED TV is just 4mm thick

  1. Anonymous January 23, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    I think just the fact that LG was able to get the thickness down to 4mm and keep all of the electronics in the stand is impressive. I doubt they could fit as much tech in a stand that small though and include the things that Samsung is intending to include with their model. Regardless, I think people would pay more for the LG model without the extras just to have a thinner model. I wouldn’t pay the rumored $8,000, but who knows if it will be available this year. I read they announced it would be in stores in March but I don’t know if I can trust that since it wasn’t a press release. I did read the press release that my employer, DISH Network, put out at CES about the new multi-room “Hopper” DVR receiver though. I got to use The Hopper before it was presented and I will be able to have a “Smart TV” now in all 4 rooms of my house since the Joey “client boxes” will duplicate the same features the Hopper has. Even more impressive is the Joey’s are small enough to hide behind my wall mounted TV’s (but not an OLED).

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