LG Pricing its Biggest 4K UHD TVs at up to $100,000 USD
by Stephan Jukic – September 11th, 2014
LG’s been one busy company in the TV market lately. First it unveiled revolutionary new 4K OLED TVs at the IFA 2014 show in Berlin, Germany and then it proceeded to do the same at the CEDIA Expo in Denver, Colorado shortly afterwards.
The CEIDA Expo revealed a number of new and interesting details about LGs latest 4K TV offerings amongst others.
Most important of all were revelations about the pricing and availability of the extremely anticipated new line of 4K OLED TVs that the company first unveiled at IFA in Berlin. There were also some information releases about a pair of extremely massive LED LCD conventional Ultra HD TVs that the company is also going to start selling.
The biggest of these is a full 105 inch set and will be retailing for a very steep $100,000, which, although expensive, is still cheaper than the price tag for any other name brand 105 inch UHD TV set on sale today.
As far as the OLED 4k TVs go, there were two models on display at CEIDA. These consisted of the 65 inch 65EC9700 and the 77 inch 77EG9700. The 65 inch version will be going on sale in October of this year to U.S customers and its 77 inch cousin is going to hit shelves in time for Christmas, in November.
As for pricing for the two OLED models, we can expect a retail price of $10,000 for the 65 inch model and a hefty $24,999 price tag on the 77 inch giant OLED 4K TV.
These prices may seem steep but they are pretty much guaranteed to drop steeply. To give an example of why, the 1st generation OLED TVs of last year came out on the consumer market at a very steep $15,000 and within just one year have already dropped in cost down to just $3,500.
By mid to late 2015, there’s a very good chance that LGs OLED 4Ks will cost as much as 50% less. Thus, early buyers who are getting in on them right now might actually be doing better to wait a bit.
Some additional details about the technical specs of these incredible new OLED sets have also emerged. Both models will be coming with H.265 (HEVC) decoding enabled –obviously—and will also include HDCP 2.2 for playback of copy protected content. Furthermore, they will include LG’s native Smart TV+webOS platform for ean extremely advanced and versatile web capable user interface. Additionally, both sets are wall mountable and have a slight curvature.
Based on preliminary viewings of scenic vistas shown on the 4K OLED sets at CEIDA, the image quality is nothing short of absolutely stunning. Brightness, clarity and color are basically perfect as far as the eye can perceive them and at least from 5 to 6 feet away, the level of detail is literally breathtaking.
Now, as for the massive UHD 4K sets the company is also coming out with. There were two models on offer: a flat 98 inch version and the fully sized monster 105 inch TV that had a very remarkable curved screen, given its sheer size. Respectively called the 98UB9800 and the 105UC, these two 4K TVs from LG will be going on sale in November at price tags of $39,999 for the 98 inch version and $100,000 for the 105 inch model.
Given the tiny difference those extra 7 inches on the 105 inch model make in visual display power, the $39,999 model seems like the far better buy.
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