LG’s 55″ OLED From CES To Get Formal Launch, Price Revealed At Special Launch Event.

That crazy thin 55″ OLED TV LG showed off at CES broke a number of boundaries, though the two most important were that of size and (rumored) price. At 55″, the OLED TV was one of the largest the public had seen by CES 2012. (In the few years past, Sony had shown off a much smaller 11″ OLED TV.) Because the 11″ model Sony had already treated us to cost many, many thousands of dollars, analysts and the tech world as a whole worried that LG’s new gigantor OLED would be far too expensive for the normal person. Critics of “doomsday” scenarios for the LG gigantor OLED cited more efficient production methods and the wonders of mass production as well as some new manufacturing methods that would push the 55-incher down to a more respectable level. Good news: It’s not as bad as we thought.

Rumors of a ~$8,000 were spot on. A new report by Maeli Business claims LG is going formally launch the OLED TV above at (a still not “official”) ~$7,999 during a May press event.

Yes. it’s a lot of money for a TV. But, how many TVs do you know of that you can almost damn near lose when coming at them from the side? Yeah. That’s pretty awesome.

Anyone out there thinking about being an early adopter of one of the best looking TVs you’ve ever seen?

 
Via: The Verge

   
  • gmanthebrave

     

    If I’m not mistake, the display in this picture is a
    see-through plate of glass with an image displayed on it.  That is not the same technology as OLED.  I HAVE seen the images of the LG OLED TV
    though and it is impressive, being only .4 mm thick.  I would love to have that in my home, but I
    hate to scale back in size since I have an 82-inch DLP TV currently.  I still love to watch my DISH HD TV shows on
    it though and I intend to upgrade someday. 
    I figure I’ll save the ten bucks I used to pay before my employer, DISH,
    started doing the HD free for life for every customer that has HD
    equipment.  Now I just watch in HD since
    there are over two-hundred channels.  My
    wife would kill me if I used our savings for an 8K TV though, but I can’t say I’m
    not tempted.

    • http://www.gadgetsteria.com The Gadgeteur

      The TV pictured above is “the” LG OLED everyone has been raving about. I was there. Jordan and I took the pictures. And we both talked to a number of LG people.

      I might also be missing your sarcasm.

      • http://Gadgetsteria.com Jordan Carpenter

        No, seriously bro, we were there bro. BroReal

      • gmanthebrave

         Sorry, I wasn’t trying to be mean.  I see your reflection in the glass taking the picture, but the angle is deceaving, and it looks like the bezel is missing.  I’m not used to seeing the TV at that angle, but my apologies for the “judgement.”  Some of the criticizm I read was that the images seemed “washed out” and “over saturated.”  What was your opinion compared to an LED Sony, say the xbr65hx929.  Obviously the contrast ratio is much better on the LG, but is it too good?

        • http://www.gadgetsteria.com The Gadgeteur

          Yeah. It’s crazy how thin it is. 

          As far as being washed out — it certainly didn’t look that way in person. And because the Sony model and the LG above weren’t side by side, it’s hard to do an AB comparison. 

  • http://Gadgetsteria.com Jordan Carpenter

    I still have wet dreams from when I took these photos. I’ve never been that close to pure beauty. I mean, except for my wife!