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US Pricing & Availability for LG OLED TVs Announced

LG's 2016 OLEDs are all here, brimming with features and sporting the best black levels in the industry. Today, the company announced US pricing and availability of its US OLED offerings. All of the new models support HDR and offer compatibility with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 formats. These TVs have all earned an "Ultra HD Premium" certification by the UHD Alliance.

The new models include the flat-panel B6 and the curved C6 series. Already released models include the LG Signature G6 and the LG E6 series. David VanderWaal—vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA—said "Our 2016 OLED TVs combine our most advanced TV technologies with future-forward, stunning designs to elevate the TV experience to an entirely new level. And now, with two HDR formats, content has never looked more immersive or more lifelike."

Being HDR-capable TVs, these models all feature 10-bit panels and 10-bit processing power—they can render more than a billion possible color variations.

Further elaborating on these OLEDs support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10, Roland Vlaicu—Dolby Laboratories vice president, consumer imaging—stated that "Dolby Vision supports and builds on top of HDR10... with a combination of brighter highlights, increased contrast, ultra-vivid colors and sharper details." He continued by noting "Dolby Vision is already the preferred format for filmmakers and content providers with all seven major movie studios supporting the creation and release of Dolby Vision movies in the cinema and many streaming content providers defaulting to Dolby Vision as the preferred HDR format for the home."

The new models come with the latest webOS Smart TV platform: webOS 3.0. The 2016 LG OLED TV line contains four series—B6, C6, E6 and LG Signature G6. There are eight models in all, with three screen sizes: 55 inches, 65 inches and 77 inches. All series are available now.

2016 LG OLEDs.


Models and Pricing

OLEDB6P (Flat-panel OLED TV, 4K Smart TV with HDR)

· 55" OLED55B6P: $4000
· 65" OLED65B6P: $6000

OLEDC6P (Curved-panel OLED TV, 4K Smart TV with HDR)

· 55" OLED55C6P: $4000
· 65" OLED65C6P: $6000

OLEDE6P (Flat-panel OLED TV, 4K Smart TV with HDR and "Picture on Glass" design)

· 55" OLED55E6P: $5000
· 65" OLED65E6P: $7000

OLEDG6P (Flat-panel LG Signature OLED TV, 4K Smart TV with HDR, "Picture on Glass" design and sound bar stand)

· 65" OLED65G6P: $8000
· 77" OLED77G6P: pricing info. coming soon


Retailers carrying LG OLED TVs include Best Buy, Amazon, and premium regional retailers.
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Now we just need it available in Canada

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I was curious what "Picture on Glass" meant, so I looked it up:

http://www.cnet.com/products/lg-65g6/

It looks like it's similar to when plasmas went to a single pane of glass because before that they had issues with internal reflections and double image (I know my old Panasonic certainly did, when viewed at an angle).
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Gonna have to make a trip to BB just to check one of these out. Not in the market for about two years, but it's good that more & more OLED's are coming out.
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God I miss plasma.
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I'll probably pick one up in a couple years too, when a 55 inch is under 2K and can accept a 120hz input signal (at UHD resolution)

By then I assume the peak lumens will be increased even further, and perhaps even native 12-bit panels and rec 2020 support will be closer.

Are there any inherent roadblocks for OLEDs hitting full rec 2020 gamut?
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So says the person who has yet to try one of these in the household.
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So says the person who has yet to try one of these in the household.
Really though. My E6 is better than any Panasonic VT and ZT series plasma I owned.
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The displays produce a better picture than a plasma ,better blacks , wider colors the reach P3 cinema colors , high dinamic range , brighter ,ultra high definition.


few years back they put a plasma sibe by side to compare , the oled won that comparison ,now if they do this with HDR and the wider colors .ouch !
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Very nice, finally a few decent options to upgrade to the day my Pioneer Kuro dies.
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Odd that the B and C6 are listed at the current price of the E6 in the big box stores. $5999. So either the E6 will go back up to it's list price, or the B and C6 will come out $1000 cheaper than list price.
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I'd like to see LG add a 50" OLED, would be perfect for my small bedroom.
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I'll probably pick one up in a couple years too, when a 55 inch is under 2K and can accept a 120hz input signal (at UHD resolution)

By then I assume the peak lumens will be increased even further, and perhaps even native 12-bit panels and rec 2020 support will be closer.

Are there any inherent roadblocks for OLEDs hitting full rec 2020 gamut?
Yes, without 4K/120Hz these TVs are already outdated. Hopefully 14bit processing with 12bit panels as well.
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Vizio P 65" for 2 grand...

OLED MAYYYY be better, but not 2 grand better.
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In your opinion, and there's no "MAYYY" about it.
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Yes, without 4K/120Hz these TVs are already outdated. Hopefully 14bit processing with 12bit panels as well.
No TV's can currently do that, and non will for several years... so no, they aren't out dated.

99% of DCI is great. There is absolutely NOTHING for Rec 2020 content.
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Vizio P 65" for 2 grand...

OLED MAYYYY be better, but not 2 grand better.
OLED ISSSS 2 grand better than the P series. Not even close.

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And no affordable model. Bleh, Not going to pay 4k for a 55"
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OLED MAYYYY be better, but not 2 grand better.
Sounds like someone who regrets buying a Vizio and needs to somehow justify mediocrity. $2000 for mediocrity is a lot to pay.
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And no affordable model. Bleh, Not going to pay 4k for a 55"
I thought the B series would the the "affordable" model but price is not as low as I expected.
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To those whinging about price, please take notice of this which I posted in another thread:

The below is why these prices cannot logically stand through the remainder of fiscal year 2016 based on a conference call earlier this month:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/edited...205436412.html
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We're also seeing OLED TV market activity growing. In addition to reaffirming its OLED TV shipment target of 1 million units this year, LG Display entered into a strategic technology partnership with Danish high-end consumer electronics designer Bang & Olufsen.
It just takes a little patience...but they should reach new lows (for an actively manufactured OLED panel) by the holidays, I suspect.
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Vizio P 65" for 2 grand...

OLED MAYYYY be better, but not 2 grand better.
Not owning either (yet), I definitely think it's 2grand better than the vizio P. The R series would be a little closet though. Having seen the new oleds, they are just gorgeous looking. Vizio is good picture on a budget but they are not even in the same league.
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Honestly, those prices wouldn't be a problem to me if i didn't have, and wasn't satisfied with, a kuro. For me it's about price performance vs what i already have. The kuro cost about the same years ago yes, but it was generations ahead of every other TV........Literally. It wasn't until 2013 that it was equalled and subjectively passed. I don't think you can put these current OLED's in that same category even though it is better than every other TV in some ways.

I can patiently wait.
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Honestly, those prices wouldn't be a problem to me if i didn't have, and wasn't satisfied with, a kuro. For me it's about price performance vs what i already have. The kuro cost about the same years ago yes, but it was generations ahead of every other TV........Literally. It wasn't until 2013 that it was equalled and subjectively passed. I don't think you can put these current OLED's in that same category even though it is better than every other TV in some ways.

I can patiently wait.
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I thought the B series would the the "affordable" model but price is not as low as I expected.
LG did take a big step back this year with their entry level in pricing, that's my only issue. I'll admit I was foolish to expect a 4K HDR capable OLED for 2000, but 4000 for 55 is really pushing it at this point in time. Yes they are keeping the 9100 in production for the rest of the year and it will probably go even lower, but regardless the 55 entry level model is higher than it should be at this point in time.

4K OLED really needs the epic price drop we all saw with the 1080p models a couple years ago. Hopefully they should be able to do it next year.
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LG did take a big step back this year with their entry level in pricing, that's my only issue. I'll admit I was foolish to expect a 4K HDR capable OLED for 2000, but 4000 for 55 is really pushing it at this point in time. Yes they are keeping the 9100 in production for the rest of the year and it will probably go even lower, but regardless the 55 entry level model is higher than it should be at this point in time.

4K OLED really needs the epic price drop we all saw with the 1080p models a couple years ago. Hopefully they should be able to do it next year.
The 65 inch flat OLED (4K and 3D capable) can be had for $3000 brand new on eBay. That's a very tempting deal considering the price point of the B series.
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This competes with the R series VIZIO...$6000K.
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The 65 inch flat OLED (4K and 3D capable) can be had for $3000 brand new on eBay. That's a very tempting deal considering the price point of the B series.
Do the 55 inch 9500 (4K Flat) and 9600 (4K Curved) ever approach the 1.5 - 2K range?
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No "may" about it.

Worth every single penny
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