LG 55EC9300 OLED HDTV Review

September 16th, 2014 · 3D HDTV, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, OLED, Product Reviews, Review

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Contrast is king when it comes to the most eye-catching TV visuals.

The soon to be extinct plasma TV was prized for its ability to produce a deep black, and a new technology called an organic light emitting diode (OLED) is poised to take the flat panel crown with superb picture performance in thin, efficient designs.

The latest, the 55EC9300, is the cheapest per-inch to date. Here’s our review.

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Grab LG’s Latest OLED HDTV at the Lowest Price Ever + the Hottest UHD 4K and HDTV Deals

September 13th, 2014 · 4K Curved Screeen, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, UHDTV, Uncategorized

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Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED)TVs are the future of large screen display technology. They produce very vivid colors, deep black blacks and have a very wide viewing angle.  Now LG’s latest (2nd generation) 55-inch OLED HDTV model, the  55EC9300  is now  available with a $500 instant rebate (IR) bringing the price to record low $2999 -making it 57% off the retail price.

We’ve been very impressed with its performance and we’ll have our review up this week.

Last year’s first generation 55-inch OLED HDTV initially sold for $15,000 or over $272 per diagonal inch.. This week’s deal price is under $55 a diagonal inch. By comparison, the  premium over Samsung’s top of the line 55-inch LED LCD HDTV, the UN55H8000 HDTV is now $1000 (it was $1500 last week). Anyone considering this size TV should take a look at it the LG OLED via our link.

There are quite a few other TVs that have been marked down this week, with many UHD 4K models at new lows, thanks to Instant Rebates.  There are also bundles listed from Sony and Samsung (on select models).

Amazon direct is now offering on Samsung’s H7150 line of HDTVs an   8% Amazon Rewards Credit  toward future purchases from Amazon direct (it’s 6% more than their full time rewards program).

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LG 4K OLED Price Increase plus New UHD 4K LED LCD Models

September 13th, 2014 · 21:9 Curved UHDTV, 3D UHDTV, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, News, OLED, OLED, UHD 4K OLED

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LG officially announced the pricing of its first UHD 4K OLEDs. The 65-inch 65EC9700 which was scheduled to be (UPP) priced $6999 has been re-priced at $9999 (see screen shots after the break). It’s also been delayed to mid October shipping. The 77-inch 77EG9700 4K OLED is priced $25,000. In addition, LG  expands its UHD 4K LED LCD line with screen sizes of 40- to 105-inches priced from $999 to $99,999. Read all the details and analysis after the break.

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Epson Debuts Two Front Projectors Powered By Lasers

September 11th, 2014 · 4K Front Projection, Front Projection, News

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Epson, the world-wide leading seller of front projectors just announced two of its latest models use lasers instead of a lamp to illuminate the image. In addition, one model includes pixel shift for 4K display . Get the details after the break.

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Samsung Offers More UHD 4K Content and a Curved Soundbar

September 4th, 2014 · 3D UHDTV, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K Flat Panel, Curved Screen, News, UHDTV

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Samsung recently announced the availability of a new curved soundbar designed specifically to match the styling of its curved TVs. The new soundbar complements Samsung 55- and 65-inch curved models.

Samsung also announced its 2nd generation UHD Video Pack will contain 40 movies and documentaries in Ultra High Definition 4K (3840 x2160) resolution. Read all the details after the break.

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2014 Shootout for Best HD and UHD 4K TV

August 15th, 2014 · 21:9 Curved UHDTV, 3D HDTV, 3D UHDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, News, OLED, Plasma

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New York TV retailer Value Electronics will be conducting their 10th annual TV Shootout this Saturday August 16th and Sunday August 17th. All the contending models are optimized for best, most accurate performance prior to the event. The team is lead by veteran ISF TV calibrator Kevin Miller. Audience members will hear presentations from manufacturers and TV industry renowned experts. Next, they will be shown a series of test patterns and video content on all the competing displays, then vote for best TV. We spoke to Value Electronics proprietor Robert Zohn to learn the list of TVs that made the final cut and how our readers can watch the event streamed live. Details appear after the break.

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Vizio Issues a Recall on 245,000 HDTVs for a Tip-Over Problem

August 7th, 2014 · LED LCD Flat Panels, News

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Vizio just issued a recall on several HDTV screen sizes sold during the last 7 months for the potential of tipping-over. This is due to the defective table stands included with the TVs. Vizio states there have been 51 reports of table stand failure of its 39- and 42-inch models.

If you have one of these TVs, or another Vizio TV with a table stand failure, you should contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC).

Details (including model numbers affected and links) after the break.

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DirecTV Announces UHD 4K Video on Demand and Satellite Delivery

August 1st, 2014 · Cable TV, Satellite TV, Satellite UHD 4K TV, UHDTV

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During today’s earnings call,  DirecTV’s CEO and President Michael D. White announced they will be launching their own 4K Video On Demand (VOD) 4K service “before the end of the year”. White also spoke about the rest of DirecTV’s ambitious 4K plans.

The details appear after the break.

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