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LG has quite a lineup of new 4K TVs just round the corner, including one OLED and several LED sets

by on March 3, 2015
 

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.

LG's EG9600

LG’s 4K OLED EG9600

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.

Story by 4k.com

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  • Me hello
    March 8, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Yes Indeed! I Love the OLED TV from LG Technology is amazing wow a full 4096 pixels per square inch you can see the fibers among a couch, a chicken sweating, dirt flying in-between the crevances of a tire from a car, bumps on paper,skin,lemons man I don’t know what else to say I even saw things I can’t see in reality with my own eyes WWWOOOOOOOWWWWWEEEEEEE!

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  • ddearborn
    March 16, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Hmmm

    Wow I never realized it was all about the technology! Being somewhat slow, I always thought it was about great picture quality; Which my 60″ Samsung plasma has been giving me since 2011. Finally, the industry has managed to come up with something that looks as good as an $1800 Plasma. If your sitting 12ft away from a 60″ screen, it appears that the difference between the 2 sets is negligible. So the TV industry is demanding that I cough up 3 times the price I paid for my last TV to get roughly the same picture quality as the one I have now? It would make perfect sense, if I was an Samsung, LG or Sony stockholder. Otherwise, I just don’t get it.

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  • Rick Ward
    March 18, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    You use this term: “OLED backlight arrays” in the article, but OLED does not have a backlight. This is what is indicated by self-emissive, just like Plasma doesn’t have a backlight array.

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  • Caleb Denison
    April 15, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I love that second image! Nice setup! I liked it better the first time, though … when it appeared on Digital Trends:)

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