Well, that didn’t take very long! Typically, when a company shows off new TVs at CES in Las Vegas, there’s a bit of a wait. However, LG Electronics is anxious to deliver the goods this year. The company just announced pricing and plans to actually ship those new 4K resolution models—with some of them coming sooner than you’d think.
The first of the company’s new 4K resolution TVs to ship will fall under the UF9500 Prime UHD TV Series. This new lineup will include 65- and 55-inch TVs with LG’s ColorPrime, a proprietary technology that can magnify the on-screen colors by using different LED phosphor colors. The end result boasts greater depth and realism. Both sets will also include Ultra Luminance technology for better brightness and resolution, LG’s 4K IPS panel for wider viewing angles, and the LG Prime Mastering Engine for boosting TV watching to a cinema-like experience. Each set also has the UltraSlim Design, which means that these sets measure as little as 8.5mm in depth. Other features include a 240Hz refresh rate, the webOS 2.0 Smart TV platform, and harman/kardon audio. Available this month, the 65-inch 65UF9500 has an MSRP of $4,499, with the 55-inch 55UF9500 priced at $3,699.
Next month, we will see LG’s new 4K UHD OLED TV for the year, also known as the 65-inch 65EG9600 Art Slim Curved 4K OLED (pictured). This model combines that eye-popping 4K image with OLED for better blacks, brighter colors, and wider viewing angles. When the 65EG9600 starts shipping in April, it will have an MSRP of $8,999. For something smaller (and cheaper), LG will keep selling the 55-inch 55EC9300 1080p OLED TV for $3,499.
The last three 4K resolution models for the year will include the UF8500, the UF7700 and the UF7600 Series, all of which will start shipping this spring. Each one has a 4K image, LG’s webOS 2.0 Smart TV platform, and more. The F8500 also adds in harman/kardon audio, the slim-bezel Cinema Screen design, and 3D support in the 65-inch 65UF8500 and the 60-inch 60UF8500. These sets have been priced at $3,199 and $2,999, respectively. The UF7700 Series includes the 70-inch 70UF7700 ($3,999), the 65-inch 65UF7700 ($2,999), and the 60-inch 60UF7700 ($2,499), with smaller models falling under the UF7600 Series. The latter includes the 55-inch 55UF7600 ($1,999), the 49-inch 49UF7600 ($1,699), and the 43-inch 43UF7600 ($1,399).