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LG 55EG9100 OLED: The TV to beat at 55 inchesThe cheapest OLED TV is no bargain, but at less than $2000 it's actually affordable for a lot of people. If you want the joy of OLED without taking out another mortgage, this is your only option.
[MUSIC] Hi everybody this is the LG 55EG9100. It's the least expensive oled or OLED TV you can buy. And it's around $2,000 in the US right now. It only comes in one size 55 inches and it's curved, not flat. Yes 2,000 bucks is expensive for a 55 inch TV. But for this level of picture quality, that price is kind of a bargain. OLED display technology outperforms any LED/LCD TV in our test with pitch black dark scenes and perfect fidelity when seen from seats other than the sweet spot. If you just want the best picture you can get the 55EG9100 is the cheapest option. Not that it looks cheap by any means. Oleg allows the top portion of this TV to be remarkably thin at just a quarter inch deep. That's thinner than a pencil, although the body does widen quite a bit along the bottom to allow inputs and other necessaries. Design queues are, Minimalist with chrome highlights and a somewhat chunky stand and, of course the set is curved. You'll have to pay a lot more for the privilege of a flat OLED TV. As LG's cheapest OLED TV, the 55 ED 9100 also skips the 4K resolution in each DR compatibility found on higher end models. That's not a big deal today since TV shows and movies in 4k and HD are rare, but maybe a sticking point for higher end buyers that want the very latest technology. Otherwise, it has plenty of features, including the slick motion remote, LG's web OS smart tv system, and even 3D capability. Of course, what you're really paying for here is [UNKNOWN] world beating image quality. And with the 55UG90100, you'll pay less than ever before. I'm David Katzmaier for CNET.