We have been left drooling today at the announcement by LG Electronics of the worlds first curved OLED TV, which has gone on sale initially in South Korea. The 55-inch screen is hitting stores today for 15 million KRW (roughly $13,500) and will begin shipping next month to a select few.
LG have used organic light emitting diodes, meaning the screens can be made with more flexibility than ever before, allowing the owner to enjoy the IMAX experience at home – everyday. The EA9800 weighs a measly 17 kg and is thinner than your average biscuit at a mind boggling 4.3 millimetres! The TV’s sound is provided by transparent film speakers that are cleverly stashed away within the see through stand and allows the screens unbroken curves to flow uninterrupted.
By using their unique Color Refiner, LG ensure greater tonal enhancement and images are claimed to be “more vibrant and natural than ever before”. This teamed with their Four Color Pixel system, where a white sub pixel is used along with red, green and blue pixel setup, means the user experiences the ultimate color output. The TV has been in development for 5 years, whilst the design team have been perfecting the optimum curvature, which means the whole of the screen surface is equidistant from the users eyes, reducing distortion .
Although only currently available to South Korea, the rest of the world waits in anticipation for LG to announce when the Curved OLED TV, will be available to all in the coming months. Even though the TV is out of the price range of most, there is sure to be a big interest in the EA9800 and with Samsung hot on the heels of LG, with their own Curved OLED, prices are sure to fall down the line – We can only hope!