LG unveils 55-inch OLED TV for $11,999 at CES

LG CES 2013 Booth

The Korean consumer electronics maker, LG has unveiled its 55-inch OLED TV at CES 2013. This TV will be available in United States starting March and is price at a jaw dropping $11,999.

This is the same OLED TV for which the company starting taking pre-orders in South Korea a few days back and is promising a February delivery in that region.

LG 55-inch OLED is 4 millimetres thin and weighs less than 10 kilograms. The company claims that its produces vivid and realistic pictures thanks to its superior WRGB technology.

LG also showcased a 65-inch OLED model at the CES but did not reveal the pricing or availability date for that model. The company also indicated that there might be a third size, perhaps even larger than the existing models that it plans to launch a little later in the year.

OLED TV will usher in a whole new era of home entertainment,” said Jay Vandenbree , Senior Vice President, LG Electronics USA Inc. “With its lifelike colour, infinite contrast ratio and slim profile, LG OLED delivers an outstanding viewing experience; it’s undoubtedly a premium product worthy of its premium price.”

[quote]Havis Kwon, Global President of the LG Home Entertainment Company, said: “Not since colour TV was first introduced 60 years ago has there been a more transformational moment. When high definition TV was first introduced 15 years ago, the public’s reaction was ‘wow!’ Now, when customers see our razor-thin OLED TV for the first time, they’re left speechless. That’s a clear indicator as any that OLED TV is much more than just an incremental improvement to current television technology.[/quote]

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