Since it's now being listed as 'Usually ships within 3 to 5 weeks'
at Amazon and 'New Item, Available for pre-order'
at B&H, it's just a matter of time before this first of the Gen-2 LG WOLEDs has owners here on the Forum: http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics...iglink20246-20
Amazon lists the 55EC9300 as having 'Refresh Rate: 240Hz (Native); Ultra Clarity Index : 1500 (Effective)
' so it appears LG has made a significant improvement in native refresh rate and probably also introduced some kind of impulse mode for further reduction of pixel ON time (and corresponding S&H-based motion blur).
In addition the Title for the 55EC9300 on Amazon says: 'LG Electronics 55EC9300 55-Inch 1080p 999Hz
3D OLED TV' so this may imply an impulse-mode / black frame insertion that reduces pixel ON time to as little as 25% (~1ms pixel ON time @ 240Hz refresh).
Lastly, while the MSRP is listed as $7000, the prelaunch discount of $2000 translates into an introductory street price of $5000 - about where the Gen-1 55EA9800 was priced 6 months ago.
Since Plague seems to have become fed-up with his Gen-1 55EA9800, which I believe he effectively paid about $5000 for, I'll be the first to suggest that he try to organize a swap for a 55EC9300 as soon as his TV retailer has some in stock.
For the rest of us mere mortals, I'll be interested in first user reviews once someone has gotten ahold of one of these Gen-2 WOLEDs. The upgrade in motion resolution appears to be significant and I am hoping it is matched by similar upgrades in the areas of IR, pixel lifetime, and near-black greyscale uniformity.
My prediction is that the 55EC9300 will be selling for ~$4000 as soon as the M2 production line ramps up to volume, possibly in as little as 2-3 months from now, and that the 55EC9300 will be available for ~$3000 by the year-end holiday shopping season.