As we CES) 2013, with LG using its press conference (the first of the show) to reaffirm its commitment to the TV technologies., OLED and Ultra HD have been a strong opening focus at the Consumer Electronics Show (
OLED had been delayed on its way to the consumer, thanks to high panel-failure rates during manufacturing. LG's CTO Dr Skott Ahn said that the company has improved its manufacturing efficiency, and has already begun global sales of its 55-inch OLED. At the conference, it was announced that the US will see the OLED TV hit shelves in March for around US$12,000.
LG Australia's GM of Marketing Lambro Skropidis was able to confirm that Australian consumers will also see a 55-inch OLED panel at around the same time, noting that this will be in "late March". Pricing-wise, Skropidis said that he anticipates a recommended retail price (RRP) of AU$11,999. We'll confirm the model details for the Australian availability as they come to hand.
LG also announced the expected expansion of its Ultra HD range, adding 55- and 65-inch screens to the existing.
Also revealed was the "laser TV" — a short-throw projector that can sit just 22 inches from a screen, but provides a 100-inch home-cinema viewing experience. We'll have images and details when we see the laser TV on the show floor tomorrow.
Nic Healey traveled to CES 2013 as a guest of LG.