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TVs have than the more common and less-expensive LCD-based TVs, but they're also available in fewer different sizes. But at , LG is closing the size gap and hoping to broaden OLED's appeal: The massive 97-inch and relatively diminutive 42-inch versions represent the largest and smallest OLED TVs yet (unless you count early examples like the or the ).
Besting the previous OLED size champion, anwith that's been on sale since 2019, the 97-inch OLED is a sight to behold. I checked it out at LG's pre-CES showcase in New Jersey and came away convinced as ever that -- and based on my quick observations, it's perfectly detailed even though it has .
This behemoth is a member of LG's G2 series, which also includes sizes from 55 to 83 inches. As such, it's also thinner and more wall-mountable than the step-down C2 models LG introduced -- as well as being 20% brighter, according to LG. If you're keeping track, the biggest LCD-based models currently available top out at 98 inches.
LG also had a 42-inch screen on display, which one-ups (one-downs?). LG touted it as ideal for gamers and displayed it alongside the , a setup that would put just about any gaming monitor to shame. Although the 42-inch OLED is a member of the C2 series it lacks the evo panel found on 55-inch and larger versions. Otherwise it's the same, complete with best-in-class input features, including .
LG did not announce pricing for any of its 2022 TVs yet, leaving people like me to speculate freely. The 88-inch 8K model sells for about $30,000 now, so I'd expect the 97-inch version to cost at least $40,000 despite its lower resolution. The 48-inch is currently selling for $1,100, so I expect 2022 holiday pricing for the 42-incher to be about $1,000.