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LG Show Off 55" OLED TV - EM9600

Discussion in 'CES Consumer Electronics Show 2013' started by Mark Hodgkinson, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Mark Hodgkinson

    Mark Hodgkinson Reviewer & News Writer Staff Member

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    Kicking off the press conferences and certainly one of the big stories pre-CES, LG have just been showing their 55" OLED out in Vegas. Boasting a Full HD all white OLED panel with RGB filters in a chassis that's just 4mm thick and weighing just 7.5kg.

    President and CEO LG US, Wayne Park, promised us the most exciting conference and perhaps the OLED will be the most interesting display news of CES 2012.

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    Park was certainly bullish about LG's passive Cinema 3D system and that will feature in the OLED display. Perhaps the confidence was buoyed by NPD figures would suggest they're rapidly catching up Samsung in 3D TV sales, in the USA at least.

    It's impossible to get any idea on picture quality from a low quality video stream but the audience clapped and camera shutters were clicking like mad.
    Phil and Steve are certain to be stopping by the booth later in the week, armed with a camera, so they should be able to give us a better idea.

    Edit 11/01/12 7:30am : Video now live:

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  2. panman40

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    First thing i would have to do Mark is go buy some wooden Moulding to make a frame for it;), What colour stain should i get :confused::laugh:
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  3. techwizardinc

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    will this marvel of tech ever see the light of day ?
  4. Mark Hodgkinson

    Mark Hodgkinson Reviewer & News Writer Staff Member

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    We'll find out UK availability later on but looks like 2nd half of the year for us.
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    Pricing will be very interesting. Early adopters will pay a premium, but I wonder what that will be.
    I guess it all depends on whether their pricing breakthrough is really that.
    For a 55" OLED screen, I think my top budget would be be around 4k. Just a personal thing because more than that and we're into much bigger screens from quality projectors. The closer to 3K the better and under that and they will kill off plasma and LCD in no time, I reckon.
    I'll be surprised though if it's less than 5k.
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    Mark Hodgkinson Reviewer & News Writer Staff Member

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    That's my thinking too but naturally you'll be buying all the review team one:p
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    tele1962 Well-Known Member

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    Heard some where $8000.;)
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    Mark Hodgkinson Reviewer & News Writer Staff Member

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    Me too but we'll wait for the interview with George where hopefully he can give us some indication for the UK Barry:)
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    LG UK posted in the LG section of avf its due the 2nd half of the year.:thumbsup:
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  10. techwizardinc

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    i love it when companies push new technologies out but at $18 a lumen, me thinks they need to look elsewhere
  11. Jon P

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    white OLED lighting with a conventional LCD panel in front of it or is this colour filter something different. other wise several of the LCD issues will still remain i.e. viewing angles etc.? looks lush though.
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    $8000 is £5175, so I'm not surprised but quite disappointed.
    At that price, they don't have a hope of selling to the general public.
    Maybe in a couple of years the technology will be under 3k. In 3 years less than £2k?
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    No, each subpixel has its own white OLED (and an R, G, B or W filter). No backlight, no liquid crystals, so no LCD issues will be inherited.
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  14. Jon P

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    thanks for that haven't been able to watch the coverage and it was unclear to me.
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    nice, but please can we have bigger pictures! :)
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    Heard it all before from LG. Same talk was given about the 31 oled that was suppose to be out this year. I so want to be wrong about this but I have a feeling that there will be no oled TV this year as well from LG or Samsung.
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    It looks wonderful but it takes the same path of the LW950 by the time that hit the UK stores it will be a nice CRT. :rotfl:
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    It is an emissive dispaly like plasma. LCD (whether CCFL or LED backlit) is a transmissive, i.e.e the active part of the dispaly has to block or transmit light from the backlight.
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    I heard LG think that OLED screens will reduce to the same price-point as plasmas and LCDs by 2016.
    Companies tend to be overly optimistic with new technology but on the other hand as manufacturing OLEDs should be cheaper than plasmas or LCDs in the long term, it would be great if it transpires to be accurate.
    I have a Pioneer PDP-435PE (720p 2005 model) and will be happy to upgrade to OLED by 2016 :D
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    Sorry guys is there a vid for this on the interweb?:blush:
  21. Mark Hodgkinson

    Mark Hodgkinson Reviewer & News Writer Staff Member

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    Hopefully there will something from Phil and Steve tomorrow which I'll embed here:)
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    Cool I was just being inpatient:). Cant wait to see their vids, Ill get next to no job hunting done tomorrow.:laugh:
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    Price might be around £8k at launch ;)
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    Sorry to barge in but I am really wondering why the picture of the OLED from LG UK Blog seems to be different from the pics taken from sources around the world(actual pics from CES 2012). An example below. They seem to have different colour bezels (one seems to be silver almost bezeless the other black and little wider bezel). Is it just me???

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    Just wondering is OLED prone to clouding / bleeding as LED is?
    Samsung D series 2011 looked gorgeous on pictures and in shops too but were pants in lounge / dark conditions.
    If I had £8k available on a tv I definitely would not spend it on LG. Not after experiences I had with their products.
    I just wish someone come up with an "image retention free" plasma - I would be more excited about it :)
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    OLED is pixel by pixel lighting so no there wont be issues with clouding or bleeding.

    EDIT: For more info on OLED tech and how it works this might help
    http://www.oled-info.com/oled-technology
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    Nice 1080p HD movie of LG's OLED stand (don't forget to switch to 1080p):

    LG OLED TV


    A few shots at extreme angles as well. So far I have not seen anything wrong with this TV.
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  28. Jon P

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    Yeah I understand how a true OLED screen works it was just the colour filter part that was causing me confusion. the obvious benefit of using white OLED will be life expectancy of the sets presumable will be superior to any using rgb diodes. 8k for a 55" screen isn't that bad relatively. I remember selling some of the first LCD/plasma sets that came out now they were eye watering. 3k for a glass stand for one of them.
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    :eek: that's just crazy ...i want one
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    me too, I want one right now! Nah Cant wait.!

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