LG Electronics today introduced the first OLED TV for sale to customers in the United States. First unveiled at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, LG's CURVED OLED TV (Model 55EA9800) will be available exclusively at Best Buy.
Global demand for OLED TV is expected to grow to more than 7 million units
by 2016, according to DisplaySearch. LG commercializes both the flat screen
OLED TV, which went on sale in Korea in January, and the new CURVED OLED TV,
which began sales in Korea in April.
Featuring a gently curved screen and LG's own WRGB OLED technology, the
CURVED OLED TV promises to offer exceptional picture quality. The LG
55EA9800 is also the first OLED TV in the world to receive THX
At only 0.17 inches (4.3 millimeters) thin at the edge of the screen and
weighing less than 38 pounds (17.2 kilograms), the new OLED TV promises to
produce vivid and realistic images thanks to LG's proprietary WRGB
technology. The WRGB four-color pixel system features a white sub-pixel that
works in conjunction with conventional red, green and blue pixels to create
the color output. LG's Color Refiner delivers even greater tonal
The LG CURVED OLED TV is also the first OLED TV to achieve THX Display
Complementing its screen design, the LG CURVED OLED TV features thin
transparent film speakers in a crystal clear stand.
The LG CURVED OLED TV also benefits from the features including: Smart TV
capabilities with Magic Remote and Voice Recognition features to enable
gesture and voice controls, and LG CINEMA 3D capabilities.
The new TV is based on the technology developed by LG Display, in which LG Electronics owns a 37.9-percent stake.
LG Display announced Monday it will jack up spending on organic light-emitting diode (OLED).
In the meantime, LG's rival Samsung Electronics is also bringing the Samsung KN55S9, a
55-inch OLED TV with a slightly curved screen, in the U.S. as early as this
week. The Samsung TV will retail for $14,999.