LG has quite a lineup of new 4K TVs just round the corner, including one OLED and several LED sets
Stephan Jukic – March 03, 2015
Among all the major manufacturers that have so far had their upcoming 2015 4K TV prices “leaked by accident”, LG is the only one that has also gone ahead and formally announced the prices and details for its TVs to the public.
What this translates into is four new series of LED 4K TVs that start at a surprisingly reasonable (for LG) price of just $1,400 and one cream of the crop 4K OLED TV with a 65 inch screen that’s going to be retailing for a hefty $9,000 for those that really want that extra kick OLED backlight arrays give to 4K home entertainment.
LG is currently the first major TV manufacturer to actually officially publish their 4K lineup price list for U.S customers and the four new LED 4K TVs and one OLED 4K TV that were announced will be going on sale in the Spring.
The most anticipated TV of the bunch is obviously the new OLED set that the company is releasing first among its kind as a follow-up to the attention-grabbing OLED UHD series of 2014 TVs.
This expensive piece of hardware, called the 65EG9600, comes with a 65 inch screen, has the now well-known curvature to the screen and will be going on sale in April for the specific MSRP of $8,999.
So far it’s unclear as to exactly why LG didn’t also decide to release the rest of the OLED TVs that are supposed to be coming out this year. These include sets like the more affordable flat screened EF9500 series and so far we can assume that they will be going on sale a bit further down the line in the summer of 2015. OLED 4K TVs are hard to manufacture in large quantities and this might be the reason for the delay on the rest of these ultra-sophisticated new UHD televisions.
Most disappointing about the new OLED 4K TV is the tiny drop in pricing that LG has given it over its 2014 counterpart. The 2014 TV, the 65EC9700, went on sale last year for $10,000 and is still being pushed at that price, so we’re looking at a difference of only $1,000 between the two.
As for the LG LCD lineup, these TVs are going to be selling for considerably more reasonable prices that range from $1,399 for a 43 inch model to $4,499 for a 65 inch version, called the 65UF9500.
Of these LED models, the highest rated and most expensive are two 55 and 65 inch sets with a “Prime Color” feature built into them, which is supposed to expand their overall color gamut by 25% over more conventional 4K models from LG. The 65 inch version of these two is the above-mentioned 65UF9500 and the 55 incher is called the 55UF9500.
Other TVs in the 2015 lineup include 3D, “Cinema Screen” aspect ratios and basic 4K resolution as their main features.
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