Having already divulged its 105-inch LCD UltraHD television earlier this month, LG has unwrapped its super-premium lineup of 4K OLEDs going into CES (the big Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas this week. Welcome to the curve.
LG will be offering OLED sets, which all feature 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels), in three sizes and two curvatures. The smallest class of 55-inch sets will be available as either conventional flat panel or curved displays, as will the larger 65-inch class. The flagship 77-inch model, the 77EC9800, will only be available with a curved screen however.
All of LG’s new sets will utilise the company’s proprietary WRGB (white, red, green, blue) OLED technology — similar to Sharp’s earlier Aquos system that included yellow pixels in addition to the standard RGB — to produce HDR-quality colours and contrast. They’ll also all come equipped with HDMI 2.0 ports and decoding support for both H.264 and H.265 formats at both 30 and 60 FPS.
The 77-incher will also offer 3D capabilities, because, hey, if you’re pumping out a flagship, it might as well have all the bells and whistles, even if nobody uses them. More useful, however, is the television’s ability to accurately upscale SD, HD, and full HD signals without the blurring effects that the process typically produces, so you won’t have to replace your movie collection — again.
LG is remaining mum on pricing and availability until the trade show actually starts next week, but it’s pretty safe to assume that these televisions will cost somewhere between an arm and a leg and your first born son.