LG finally (and literally) took the wraps off its 55-inch OLED television, which the company fully intends to mass produce. We’ll just have to wait and see on that last part, but if today’s unveil is any indication, if and when the TV hits store shelves, it will be a truly momentous occasion.
Why? Let’s look at some early reactions from some of the most jaded of industry watchers: tech bloggers!
It was making love to our eyes for half the press conference after the sheet was whipped off, and now that we’ve had a chance to get up close for a better look, we’re even more impressed. Honestly, we can’t wait to see what Samsung will counter with later on at CES.
When the curtain came off, it revealed a thing of beauty, clear from even a ways back in the room. The model is still in the fairly early stages, but the whole “ultra definition” thing that the company promised is quite clear, even more so when you step closer to the thing — looking into it really feels like looking out a window. This thing is crazy sharp.
OLED is no joke. Acronyms are often hype, but damn does this set look killer. The wafer-thin screen is terrifically bright, small details pop, and colors are gorgeous, making the rest of the panels on display already look like old tech.
Popsci’s Dan Nosowitz thinks current display technologies better look out:
It’s a very nice-looking set, very high-end. But the picture quality, oh man. Colors are lush, bright and vibrant, motion is crisp but not too crisp, blacks as deep as deep space. LG had a dozen or so of its actually-available-for-purchase top-of-the-line TVs scattered around the stage, but this thing wiped the floor with them.
LG’s expecting to start delivering these beauties sometime during the second half of 2012. I shudder to think of the price, but I won’t fault some early adopters for subsidizing my eventual purchase of one a couple years down the road.
Thank you in advance.
Image Credit: The Verge