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LG To Release Very Big Ultra HD OLED TVs
OLED and Ultra HD is a home theater enthusiast's dream TV.
August 25, 2014 by Grant Clauser

In the way-back days of January 2014, LG showed off a lot of new TVs, notably a couple of 4K OLED models in 77-inch and 65-inch sizes. LG confirmed this week that they will follow through with the promise to sell more OLED TVs, and these two are going on sale in Korea, like now.

The 65-inch (model 65EC9700) and 77-inch (77EG9700) OLED TVs use LG’s WRGB technology, sport over 33 million subpixels and are both curved screen TVs. They feature the WebOS smart TV interface for accessing online streaming content. When the 77-inch model launches it will be the biggest OLED TV available.

The TVs also feature a built-in sound system developed by Harman Kardon.

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While the two Ultra HD TVs go up for pre-order this week in Korea, there’s no word on when they’ll be available for US consumers, or how much they’ll cost.

LG OLED TVs made news a couple of times earlier this summer—first for releasing the relatively inexpensive 55EC9300 1080p OLED TV and second when that TV earned very high marks at the Value Electronics TV shootout. 

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Grant Clauser - Technology and Web Editor, Electronic House
Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had training from THX, the Home Acoustics Alliance, Control4 and Sencore. His latest book is Necessary Myths. Follow him on Twitter @geclauser.

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Posted by Clay  on  09/01/14  at  12:37 PM

In my opinion, LG is right-on. I have been waiting to buy a 65 inch Ultra HD OLED since they first appeared at the International Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
By the way, I like the curved screen. IMAX and other theaters have curved screens for a reason although nothing is absolutely perfect. I believe LG will be very pleased with the reception for UHD OLED in this country. Don’t change a thing, it sounds perfect. $4K-$5K would be a great price point.

Posted by Nabi  on  09/01/14  at  11:48 AM

It puzzle me too. The curve is only noticeable by viewer if the screen can enclosed the total viewing sight.. Think of 120 inch and above.. but not these miniature screens. (or TVs)

Posted by Grant Clauser  on  08/26/14  at  11:01 AM

I agree completely about the curve, but I should have pointed out that these models can be wall mounted. They may look funny like that with the wings sticking out, but you can do it.
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Posted by marcuslaw  on  08/26/14  at  10:09 AM

I still don’t understand why LG designed these with a curve shape.  To me, the cons far outweigh any benefit particular if the benefit was to help distinguish them from 1080p or LCD models. The cons? First, these can’t be well mounted.  Then, I’ve read (admittedly not seen in person) that viewers out near the sides will not see the entire edge-to-edge picture displayed on the screen.  Also, if you’re not in a darkened room, reflected light and objects can look distorted.  Then, there’s the horizontal viewing angle issue.  Too low or too high, the image might appear bowed and any letterboxed bars distorted.


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