LG's 2016 OLED 4K TV lineup continues to be costly, begins at $three,999
For the previous few years, LG’s OLED TV lineup has been the top of TV high quality, with deep black ranges, insanely vibrant colours and not one of the movement blurring points that LED/LCD TVs have. However they’ve additionally been far to costly for many shoppers. It does not appear to be something’s altering this yr: LG simply introduced that its newest 4K OLED lineup will begin at $three,999 for its fifty five-inch OLEDB6P and OLEDC6P (a curved variant) fashions. If you’d like the bigger sixty five-inch model of these units, be ready to shell out $5,999.
On the highest finish of this already pricy scale are LG’s fashions with its new “Image on Glass” design, that are solely round a tenth of an inch skinny and have a translucent glass again. These begin at $four,999 for the fifty five-inch model and go all the best way as much as $7,999 for the sixty five-inch mannequin with built-in soundbar. (There’s additionally a seventy seven-inch model that hasn’t been priced but, however will remember to trigger coronary heart palpitations.)
All of LG’s new OLED shows help HDR10 and Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR requirements, which permit them to show a wider quantity of colours and an elevated quantity of dynamic vary. For instance, in very darkish scenes, you’ll make out extra particulars in shadows. Extra so than 4K, HDR has the potential to vary the best way how we watch TV, so it is good to see LG supporting each requirements. The TVs are additionally operating LG’s WebOS three.zero platform, which it says presents extra methods to seek out and watch content material.
Whereas LG deserves loads of credit score for bringing OLED to the tv market, the know-how will not actually have an opportunity to take off till it could possibly make its units extra reasonably priced. With corporations like Vizio creating nice-wanting 4K LED units for simply $1,000, solely probably the most discerning shopper can pay 4 occasions as a lot for an OLED expertise. Sadly, since LG is just about by itself within the OLED TV market, costs will probably stay excessive for a while.
All of LG’s new OLED TVs can be found as we speak at retailers like Greatest Purchase and Amazon.