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Question WANTED: 50+" UHD OLED display (*not* TV) with HDR

Like the title says. I want a 50+ inch UHD OLED display with HDR
for watching movies, playing games, and "computing" from the coach.

I've been looking everywhere to no avail. Do such products even exist?

Rationale for not wanting a TV: I live in Sweden, where TVs are taxed,
and I don't ever watch TV, and hate the gimmicks sold as "smart" functions.
BTW, the "TV receiver tax" is substantial. 4-5 years worth of the tax pays
for a new 55" UHD HDR OLED TV like LG's OLED55B7V.

For what it's worth, I'd be perfectly happy with something like that B7V
*without* the receiver and "smartness".


Here's what I'm aware of, none of which is a good enough match, unfortunately:
  • Dell used to have a 30-something inch 4K HDR OLED monitor, but that's discontinued, and it was a bit too small, anyway. My guess is that computer monitors even with matching specs (UHD HDR OLED) will tend to be smallish, since their expected use case is sitting close to the monitor...
  • NVidia announced their Big F#[email protected] Gaming Display, which is _almost_ ideal, except that they decided to "hard-bundle" their Shield TV/Android TV solution, which I don't need/want (implies taxes)
  • LG (and others) have public displays / digital signage, but those I could find are either not OLED or FHD only, and none have HDR (as of yet)... This feels like the most promising path, as the upgrades to these newer features are sure to come down the road.
  • Professional video gear (like Sony's BVM-X300 or TVLogic's LEM-550R) has everything I want, but it also has a lot of other finesse's (like high-speed SDI input/passthrough), which make these super expensive, and I have no use for those features...
Any pointers, ideas, input are much appreciated!


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I had links to all the products mentioned, but those had to be removed, since this is my first post.
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Such products do not exist.
There are remotely similar non-consumer products, and you've found them, but they cost way more than a TV even with the tax. TVs are the only market cost-competitive enough to force prices like $1.5k on a 55" OLED.

Yeah, the way they collect that fee is ridiculous, and AIUI you can't just ignore it in Sweden, so probably no option other than to consider it a poll tax.
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Well some years ago Denmark changed their license from a radio/tv license to a media license so now you can't escape it if you want to use the internet or a cell phone, never mind radio or tv. You will be paying it.

I wonder if/when Sweden will decide they need to go that way too.

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