Saturday January 28, 2017

LG’s Wallpaper-Thin OLED TV Starts At $8,000

You know, it’s not even the price that is the biggest issue for me (well, maybe the 77" $20K model is); it’s the fact that there is still going to be a panel lottery regardless of what you pay. I thought I could stop worrying about stuff like banding with OLED panels, but it looks like opening up a display will continue to be an anxiety-ridden event. Anyway, I think the actual news here is how cheap the introductory (C7) models are, which start at $2.5K. (I don’t remember any new models starting off that low in the past, though this is the first time I have paid attention to their initial costs.) Funny thing is that B&H just opened up a stock center in my state, so I have to pay sales tax from now onآ…

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آ…electronics retailer B&H jumped the gun and put up the prices for LG’s 2017 OLED C7, E7 and W7 series TVs before LG could make an official announcement. As you might imagine, the new OLED TV screens are going to cost you an arm and a leg. And maybe a second arm and a second leg. Pretty much everything you’ve got, actually. The most expensive screen in this year’s lineup is the new W7 Signature Series, which comes in both 65-inch and 77-inch versions. The 65-inch version is going to sell for a gut-wrenching $7,996 (about آ£6,370 or AU$10,590) while the 77-inch version will come in at a take-out-a-mortgage sale price of $19,996 (about آ£16,000 or AU$26,500).