LG 15EL9500: 15-inch OLED TV dons skinny lederhosen, heads to Austria
LG's giving preferential treatment to people who enjoy apfelstrudel and wear lederhosen, announcing its 15-inch OLED TV will be heading to Austria in May
At last year's CES trade show, we drooled all over our favourite Christmas jumper when we caught a glimpse of LG's OLED TV, with its slender proportions and insanely colourful pictures. Now LG's got us all slobbery again, announcing that the 15-inch 15EL9500 OLED TV is heading to Austria in May, before it presumably ventures to Blighty and the rest of Europe.
LG says the 15EL9500 is only 3mm thick, with an HD Ready resolution of 1,366x768 pixels and a whopping contrast ratio of 10,000,000:1. It'll reportedly consume around 33 per cent less energy than LCD sets of the same size, and have a USB port for playing back DivX, MP3 and JPEG files.
The only OLED TV to have made it to these shores so far, the 11-inch, costs a ludicrous £3,500 and offers a trifling 960x540-pixel resolution. But those moustachioed men in lederhosen will pay €1,999 (£1,810) for the 15EL9500, which is both much more reasonable and still far too expensive.
In October, an LG executive predicted that OLED TVs will be
We've dropped LG a line to get a definite UK release date for the 15EL9500, and we'll update this story when we have an answer. In the meantime, here's another pic. Cripes, that's thin.
Update: LG has told us that the 15EL9500 will be available in the UK in April, but the UK price is still to be revealed.