For videophiles, the highlight had to be three new OLED TVs. The price for this technology is becoming much less prohibitive. LG launched a curved 55" OLED HDTV in Canada last October for $11,000. It is now rolling out a second-generation 55-incher for $5,000. The panels are the same, but the new model has down-firing speakers instead of front-firing film speakers.
The price drop is the result of improving yields on OLED displays, said Kevin Andrews, Senior Brand Marketing Manager for LG Canada's Home Entertainment Division (shown in picture at top of story, along with Brand Marketing Manager Greg Belina). "So far, we've been able to meet demand," Andrews added. "We've had no supply constraints."
Coming in about six weeks is a wall-mountable 55" OLED television, for $8,000.
The supplied hanging mount has two magnetic clasps that let the display swing out from the wall for making connections. As the photo at right shows, the OLED TV is literally pencil-thin (it's actually thicker than Belina's pen!)
Both 55-inchers are HD displays, with 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution. Coming late in the year (in time for the holiday season, Andrews says) is the curved 77" OLED 4K TV that LG first showed at CES back in January. It will carry a $27,000 price tag, and will sport LG's new webOS-based smart-TV platform. As expected, all three OLED displays had gorgeous pictures, with anthracite-deep blacks and brilliant colours.
Originally Posted by HomerJau
I was putting off my next purchase until this pricing was known. I was hoping for around 10k. I think I'll buy a 65" LED and wait another couple of years...
The 65" OLED might be around 10k if you're looking for something that size. Otherwise prices will certainly be lower by end of next year.