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LG reveals new 4K TV range with curved and low-cost options

LG has expanded its Ultra HD range, including two new entry-level models with a low price tag to entice buyers looking to make the switch, along with confirming local availability for the curved 4K OLED models.

LG's EC970T curved 4K OLED TV. LG

Despite adding a new mid-range 4K TV just back in August, LG has once again bolstered its Australian offering, this time with entry-level models as well as the curved 4K OLED TVs, previously seen at CES.

The two new entry-level models are the 40-inch UB800T and the 55-inch UB820T. The 800T has a 50Hz refresh rate, while the 820T has 100Hz. Both are smart TVs, but don't use LG's WebOS interface. Price-wise, the UB800T is just AU$1,149 while the UB820T is AU$2,199.

Of course, just AU$500 more gets you the 55-inch UB850T with WebOS, while the new 60-inch version of the same model is AU$2,899.

LG has also continued its commitment to curved TVs. The UC970T is a curved 4K TV, coming in both 55-inch and 65-inch for AU$3,599 and AU$5,499 respectively. It feature WebOS-based smart TV functionality and is HbbTV (Freeview Plus) ready. A 79-inch version -- the UG880T -- is also available for AU$10,999.

The curved 4K love affair also extends to the OLED, with two 4K curved OLED TVs hitting Australia -- apparently one of just ten countries to get the models. The 65-inch EC970T is AU$9,999 and the 77-inch EG970T is AU$22,999. Both have OLED's so-called 'infinite contrast' offering true black, along with WebOS smart TV and Freeview functions. A non-4K 55-inch curved OLED is also available-- that's the 55EC930T and it's AU$3,999.

According to research from GfK, supplied by LG, screen sizes of 55-inches and above now constitute 57 percent of the TV market, while 4K resolutions are available on 16.8 percent of TVs.