We’re pretty sure we speak for all TV fanatics out there, but finally – freakin’ finally – OLED is becoming a reality, with LG announcing that it will be bringing that mystical technology to Australia, and a few more 4K TVs, too.
Two types of technology are going to lead the TVs of the future if LG is to be believed, as the company gets ready to make the humble idiot box evolve, with a combination of a Smart TV experience, style and design, and the choice of either Organic Light Emitting Diodes or a 4K panel.
The latter of these was officially launched in Australia in December last year, with the first 4K TV hitting the few stores it was advertised in for $15999.
Almost six months later, the story is that LG’s 84 inch Ultra High Definition TV is just as impressive as it was when it was launched, but now it’s selling in over 100 locations across the country, and it will have two more models accompanying it later in the year.
“With the innovative display technology and content for premium viewing experiences, combined with cutting-edge designs and the latest in Ultra High Definition and Smart TV technology, LG will continue to transform the home theatre experience and its place in the family home,” said Lambro Skropidis, Marketing General Manager for LG Australia.
The three models of Ultra High Definition TV will all feature the massive 4K picture quality, stuffing roughly eight megapixels into the screen, with sizes of either 84, 65, and 55 inches diagonally.
Official pricing hasn’t yet been announced, though LG did say that indicative prices are currently around $8999 for the 65 inch model and $6999 for the 55 inch UHD TV, a rough trade-up of $2900 for the comparable Full HD TVs on the market.
LG’s Ultra High Def 4K TVs will also include the latest version of LG’s Magic Remote which now supports gestures, twin tuners, support for the wireless Miracast standard, passive 3D with support for Dual Play, WiFi, and support for Android games as a second display.
All LG Smart TVs will also include access to over 500 apps, and with games being worked on from Disney, EA, and Activision, chances are that you’ll be using your TV for more than just watching movies and shows. Adding to that fact, LG will be rolling out a cloud service in May for use with Android phones that will allow owners of LG TVs to upload photos for easy sharing with their products, providing 5GB storage.
We’re also curious what other services LG will be announcing later on, with one slide showing off what looked like an Adobe Premiere logo, and making us wonder if there will be some future collaboration.
While the new 4K TVs are obviously a big announcement, there was also a 4.3mm thin OLED TV to impress us.
“Our Curved OLED TV is not only proof of LG’s role as a pioneer in next- generation displays but also a testament to LG’s commitment to bringing to market the most exciting TV technology available today,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG’s Home Entertainment company.