At the Consumer Electronics Show this year, LG revealed it would ship a 65-inch Ultra High Definition 4K OLED (organic light emitting diode) TV by the end of 2014. Now, thanks to a leak, we know the retail price of the item will be $8,999, but it will sell for $6,999.
The 65EC9700, as it is called, is the first large screen OLED TV that comes with UHD 4K resolution, which, at 3840 x 2160, offers nearly four times the pixels of the usual 1080p HDTV resolution.
Unlike LCDs, which to date all UHD 4K TVs have been, OLEDs are like plasmas and boast self-emissive displays. Their viewing angles are therefore not as limited as those of LCDs, and there is no extensive loss of contrast no matter what angle you view it from.
Blacks on OLEDs are extremely dark, and light output can be controlled down to the pixel level.
The LG 65EC9700 has a curved screen similar to Samsung’s HU9000. Its list of features include LGs Smart TV streaming, Tru-Ultra HD Engine for upconversion, and Passive 3D. It also comes with built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, a web browser, 4 HDMI inputs, 3 USB inputs, HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, Miracast and MHL connectivity. Lastly, it includes LG’s Magic Remote with motion control, as well as a 40-watt 4 channel speaker system.
The LG 65EC9700 is shipping at the end of September.
According to Tim Alessi, Director of New Product Development for LG, the new OLED will have a lifespan of between 50,000 and 100,000 hours – over 28 years, if you’re going to spend 34 hours a week glued to the TV.
Via [HD Guru]