Thursday, August 27, 2015

LG Announces First HDR-Enabled 4K OLED TV

   LG today announced that its first high-dynamic-range (HDR)-enabled OLED 4K television series will be available in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes when it arrives at retailers nationwide next month with respective prices of $5,500 and $7,000. The models have flat screens, making them the first non-curved 4K OLED models.   OLED’s ability to deliver inky blacks is being touted as a perfect match for HDR. “By starting from perfect black, OLED is able to produce the required light ranges at lower peak brightness, resulting in an exceptional—and more comfortable—HDR viewing experience,” LG said.
In addition to LG’s frameless Art Slim design and a built-in harman/kardon sound system, both models support 4K streaming from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube and feature an updated webOS 2.0 Smart TV platform designed reduce boot time and make finding and switching between broadcast TV, streaming services, and connected devices “simple and fast.” LG recommends a high-speed internet connection capable of receiving 20Mb per second for 4K/Ultra HD streaming. Users can also create personalized Launch Bar menus that make it easy to access favorite content
   LG also announced a firmware update that will bring HDR capability to its EG9600 series of 55- and 65-inch curved OLED 4K TVs. Pricing will be the same as the new EF9500 models.
   With the introduction of the 55EF9500 and 65EF9500, LG said the number of OLED models it offers—including curved and flat screens and 1080p and 4K resolutions in 55-, 65- and 77-inch screen sizes—will be three times what it was less than a year ago.
Information on the new models and LG’s entire OLED line is available at