LG Shows Off Curved OLED TVs And More

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News Posted: Thu, Jan 10 2013 2:40 PM

While visiting LG's booth, we had a chance to see the company's latest OLED TVs. LG plans to ship its 55-inch OLED TV in March in the US. As you would expect from an OLED TV, it's absolutely gorgeous and pencil-thin. LG was also showing off its new 55-inch curved OLED TV known as the EA9800. The company wouldn't give us any information on shipping or availability regarding the EA9800.

 
LG's OLED TVs are gorgeous and pencil-thin.

As you can see from the photo, LG put three of these curved OLEDs side-by-side to create a nice, wide arc. The EA9800 offers full Cinema 3D support. Like other OLED TVs, the EA9800 offers a stunning picture that can only be truly appreciated in real life. Thanks to its curved design, the entire surface of the screen is equidistant from a viewer's eyes. This helps to remove any visual distortions or detail loss near the edges that you may see on other displays.


LG's EA9800 features a curved design which makes the entire screen equidistant from a viewer's eyes.

LG's OLED TVs utilize proprietary WRGB technology. This Four-Color Pixel system uses a white sub-pixel which works with a conventional RGB setup to give you even better color output. LG's EA9800 uses Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastic to help reduce the weight of the TV while adding strength to the curved screen.

We also spent some time in LG's mobile area where we got another hands-on look at the LG Optimus G. As you'll recall, this smartphone is currently available from AT&T and Sprint. The Optimus G features a 4.7-inch 1280x768 WXGA True HD IPS Plus display, a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash.

According to the guys at LG's booth, the company is putting a lot of resources and focus on smartphone development. We're hoping this will lead to even more really cool, high-end phones from LG moving forward.

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sevags replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 4:17 PM

I wouldn't want a curved TV in my home ever... Creates a "sweet spot" for viewing like older projection TV's and I want my tv flat against the wall. Still cool to look at though.

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RiCoFrost replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 5:15 PM

TV no but computer gaming maybe pretty good.

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Dorkstar replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 5:55 PM

I think gizmodo said it best on this one.  LG needs to get working on their cost reduction on their OLED's before they even try to introduce curved OLED TV's. 

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RWilliams replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 9:02 PM

I couldn't agree more.

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OSunday replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 9:42 PM

The only thing is, for a setting where multiple people are viewing the TV (a.k.a. a majority of peoples living rooms) it seems like viewing angles from people not centered in front of the screen get cut off because of the curvature. A one man TV isn't near as appealing as one that can be viewed by a multitude of people.

However three of these things lined up next to each other and used as monitors with Nvidia surround or AMD's Eyefinity would be absolutely amazing.

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sevags replied on Fri, Jan 11 2013 1:47 AM

Frost hit the nail, 24-32" for a gaming monitor would be the ideal situation for a curved screen

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