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LG Announces Ultra-thin 55-inch OLED TV

Apparently, the TV will be available in 2D and 3D versions and deliver a contrast ratio of 100,000,000:1, which is about fifty times greater than LED and LCD panels can achieve, LG said.

"The OLED TV is the ultimate display device, a culmination of the sophisticated technological advances made by LG," said LG's James Fishler, senior vice president at LG Electronics USA. "It is the TV of dreams." The manufacturer promises vivid colors and fine details, "utmost" clarity and sharpness, "even when displaying scenes with dark lighting".

LG said that the TV is just 4 mm (3/16 of an inch) thick and weighs only 16.5 pounds.

CES 2012 will open its doors on January 10.

  • pbrigido
    4mm thick? I can stack 25 of those to equal the same depth as my aging LCD tv.
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  • billybobser
    looking past the marketting talk, add in the electronics to control it, it'll be much thicker.
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  • burnley14
    I don't care too much about thickness. What I do care about is that this will probably cost about $25k, based on the tiny OLED TV's sold in the past for a fortune.
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  • theconsolegamer
    LG said this TV's were going to be out in 2011.... Guess what LG, we're in 2012!
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  • theconsolegamer
    burnley14I don't care too much about thickness. What I do care about is that this will probably cost about $25k, based on the tiny OLED TV's sold in the past for a fortune.I guess the price will be twice as that.
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  • phishy714
    I bought a 55in LED tv back when LED tv's were starting to come on board. Needless to say, I paid around 2k for it, while better ones with WIFI are available now for about $1300.

    Since LED TV's are still viewed as modern and the "newest" thing, and probably will be viewed this way for another year or two, I can see this OLED costing about 3-4k and not being worth it lol.

    At this point, I don't see any reason for anyone to "upgrade" to something like this unless they have an old projection screen, and even then, it will cost too much to upgrade.
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  • sosofm
    These will very expensive.Wait for 1 year after the oficial market launch and they will be 30% cheaper.
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  • jlats26
    First off, not really concerned how "Thin" they can go, I watch TV's from the FRONT not the SIDE..you?

    Second, I'll be more interested when they start upgrading the resolution above 1920x1080.
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  • nebun
    i am sure that the contrast will be much better....how will it compare with plasma? plasma does not suffer from pix-elation, LED TVs suffer from pix-elation big time....if OLED tvs will have the same issue then you can count me out
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  • nebun
    jlats26First off, not really concerned how "Thin" they can go, I watch TV's from the FRONT not the SIDE..you? Second, I'll be more interested when they start upgrading the resolution above 1920x1080.
    1080P is all you need....it's clear enough for me...what they need to do is acutally code the programing to take full advantage of 1080P...most movies and shows are scaled up but they are not full 1080P
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