LG has announced seven new OLED TVs at CES 2015, some of which feature a transparent stand that makes the display appear to be floating in the air. It’s hard to say if this is illusion holds up in the real world, but the product renders make it look very nice. These will come in 55-, 65-, and 77-inch models, although LG hasn’t revealed them all yet.
These new OLED TVs feature LG’s Optimised True Color technology, that promises to regulate colour stability and create a more comfortable viewing experience. Also included in the proprietary WRGB technology that boasts a 33 million sub-pixels, which LG claims will provide for infinite contrast ratio. It is doubtful that the actual contrast ratio will be infinite, but it should be wide enough that nobody will end up noticing.
Rounding out the specifications are Harman/Kardon 4.2 channel speaker system and an updated webOS 2.0 operating system. The new version of LG’s webOS 2.0 is designed to improve responsiveness and cut boot time.
LG has opted to not include an fasteners or holes on the back of the new line of TVs, a move that it claims is to communicate the simplicity and unobtrusiveness of a flat TV. This is nice and all, but it does raise the question of whether the design allows for the TV to be mounted on a wall with brackets. It also raises the question of who takes the time to peek behind a TV to see what the back looks looks like.
No availability or pricing for the seven new OLED TVs have been revealed yet, although some are already on display at the CES convention hall in Las Vegas.
Update: LG has announced that there will be a 77-inch 4K OLED TV that can switch between flat and curved displays at the press of a button. No other details announced, but a transforming TV sounds like a neat party trick.