While still exorbitantly expensive, prices on LG's OLED TVs are falling fast.
That's not much more than the highest-end 55-inch LCD TVs, like 4K.($3,300) and ($3,000). Unlike those models however, LG's newest OLED has 1080p resolution, not
But OLED delivers superior picture quality to any other TV display technology. That's why I expect the EC9300 to significantly outperform those two, and pretty much every other other non-OLED TV currently available, despite its lower pixel count.
LG launched the first OLED TV last year. In the US itunder model number 55EM9800 for $15,000. It was also unveiled in partnership with Best Buy, and after launch it received numerous .
Its successor is largely the same. The 55EC9300 has a, of which we're not big fans. If you want a flat-screen OLED TV, your only current option is LG's 55-inch "Gallery" model, , can be found for $5,000. You read that right: the flat OLED costs $1,500 more than the curved one -- the with curved LCD TVs.
A Best Buy rep told TWICE that the new model "looks better" than the EM9800, but aside from the addition of we can't see any major differences in specs when comparing the two on LG's website. Both use LG's and offer passive 3D as well as a panel that's "only as thick as a pencil at its thinnest point."
With this launch, LG firmly establishes itself as the OLED TV leader. It's the only one that announced new models for 2014 at CES, with 4K resolution. The only other current OLED TV maker, Samsung, hasn't launched any new TVs since the KN55S9C last year.
We hope to review the 55EC9300 soon.