LG’s Ultra High Definition 4K OLED TV Price Leaked

July 28th, 2014 · 11 Comments · 3D UHDTV, 4K Curved Screeen, Connected TVs, News, OLED, UHDTV

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LG announced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show it would ship a 65-inch Ultra High Definition 4K OLED (organic light emitting diode) TV this year. Thanks to leaked information we now know it will carry a retail price of $8,999 but sells for $6,999 (UPP).

Learn the availability, features and more after the break.

Designated the 65EC9700, it is the first large screen OLED TV with UHD 4K resolution, which provides four times the “regular” 1080p HDTV resolution, at 3840 x 2160.

To date all UHD 4K TVs have been LED LCD TVs. While they can produce a great picture, they have a number of limitations. LED LCDs have a limited viewing angle, so if you step out of the main viewing cone, the image contrast drops off as whites get darker and blacks get lighter. OLEDs are self-emissive displays, like plasmas and the old CRT TVs, so they can produce a much wider viewing angle without a significant loss of contrast.

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OLEDs also produce the blackest blacks, with light output control down to the pixel level. LCDs with a feature called local dimming can shut off the illumination from the LED backlight in zones i.e. the 65-inch Sony XBR65X950B. This can help apparent contrast, but it also can produce halos around bright objects. This does not occur with OLED displays.

The LG 65EC9700 will ship at the end of September. It has a curved screen like the Samsung’s UN65HU9000. Features include LGs Smart TV streaming, Tru-Ultra HD Engine for upconversion, Passive 3D (glasses included), Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, web browser, 4 HDMI inputs, 3 USB inputs, HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, Miracast and MHL connectivity, LG’s Magic Remote with motion control and a 40-watt 4 channel speaker system.

LG 2014 UHD 4K TV also includes its proprietary Color Refiner, for consistent color reproduction across the screen, and its High Dynamic Range algorithm to achieve a higher contrast ratio (according to the LG OLED CES press release).

As for OLED lifespan, during a UHD 4K panel at last month’s CES week in NYC, LG’s Director of New Product Development Tim Alessi told the audience LG’s OLED lifespan is the same as plasma which puts it between 50,000 and 100,000 hours. According to a 2012 AC Nielsen survey, Americans over the age of 2 years old, spend 34 hours a week watching television. Using the 50,000 hour figure this LG OLED UHD 4K TV’s panel lifespan is over 28 years.

 

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11 Comments so far ↓

  • john

    lg has a hybrid curved/flat tv they showed at CES 2014 that can either be flat or curved at the press of a button. Wonder when that will be released probably sometime in 2015. I believe Samsung does too. Don’t make the colossal mistake like me and buy a 4k this year! Conssdering how cautious i am and research everything to nauseum, can’t believe i made this mistake. Research HDCP 2.2 and rec 2020 and definition of UHD and you will be horrified to learn how TV manufacturers are scamming you. I wish i had researched that in depth prior. Samsung oneconnect TV upgradeability means nothing after you do the research

  • memuar

    Flat one please?

  • RB

    Hope some one in China is reading this.

  • Kenny

    Hopefully LG will come out with a model that has the same or better specs next year that isn’t curved.

  • Jamison

    This is a good looking set but I really wish they were going to do this in a non-curved format. Most people do not surf the web with their TV and 90% of the “smart” features could be excluded to make them more reasonalby priced.

    The good news is that this will most likely take a huge price cut within a year as once the early adopters taper off, the sales will fall significantly. Demand will drop and the price will follow.

  • Chris

    Any word on the price of the 55″ 4K model?

    According to sources LG will not be selling in the US this year the 55-inch UHD 4K OLED they showed at 2014 CES.

    HD Guru

  • Christian

    Nice. Now release a version with just a flat, non-curved panel, just one HDMI input, no speakers and no “smart” functions, pass on the $2000 savings and we have a deal.

  • Joe Whip

    NO wall mountable FLAT OLED, no sale. I will never buy a curved screen. A complete step backwards in terms of image quality. Hear that LG and Samsung?

  • matt

    I was hoping for a 4k Flat OLED. Will the be able to be wall mounted?

    We confirmed it is wall-mountable. We do not have any of the details. We’ll update when they become available.

    HD Guru

  • Fred

    Finally! Let’s get some momentum behind OLED. We’ve been waiting for it for years. The picture quality of the 55″ LG set in the store breath taking and 65″ is almost within reach at this price.

  • Matt

    Any news of a non curved model releasing?

    Not yet, 2K or 4K?

    HD Guru

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