Originally Posted by rogo
Why do you want the E series? The design? The soundbar? The snob appeal?
After experiencing passive 3D on the 65EF9500, I would be willing to pay more for that capability.
The fact that LG elected to withhold 3B from the flat base model is unfortunate, but it means that if I was interested in a 2016 OLED, the E-Series would be the model I was focused on.
I predict that the 65EF9500 will end up with a street price around $4K when LG decides to begin selling them in earnest again, and the B-Series is likely to be at similar street pricing by the time LG wants to begin selling those in any real volume as well.
The E-Series has already been priced at a $1000 premium to the EF9500 (MSRP of $7000 versus $6000), so if/when LG gets serious about selling the E-Series TVs through Best Buy and Amazon, they will probably be street priced closer to $5K than $7K...
$1000 premium for 3D and premium sound is just on the edge of realistic (or that same premium for Dolby Vision, 99% DCI-P3, and 50% increase in peak brightness).
At $1000 MSRP, the Signature G-Series with its folding base does seem to be a TV conceived purely for snob appeal (like the Vizio Reference Series
), but at $7000 MSRP coming down to $5000 street, the E-Series seems to be the Enthusiast model aimed at 'mainstream' videophiles who took the plunge or considered taking the plunge on the 55" and 65" OLEDs in 2015.
And the B-Series seems to be a new Base-tier of 4K OLEDs in the lineup intended to temp those who might have been cosideriing a 1080p OLED to instead step up to a basic 4K model.
I actually think it is a pretty well-conceived lineup (despite the fact that I am personally dissapointed by the decision to withhold 3D from the Base model