LG’s launched the world’s largest and slimmest 55-inch OLED TV into Europe and I have to say, I seriously want one. It’s just 4mm thick and weighs a featherlight 10kg — perfect for my wall. There’s a catch though, it’s a stonking 8,000 euros (£6,400-odd). Ouch.
We first saw the beastly 55EM9600 at CES and were totally blown away by it. Gorgeously rich colours and deep blacks that only OLED displays can produce, and at 55-inches too. Needless to say you’ll get an absolutely fantastic set for your money, if you have over six-grand burning a hole in your pocket.
As you might expect for the price, LG’s shoehorned in its 3D and Smart TV tech too, and you’ll be able to go drool over one in flagship stores in July. While it’s just a tad out of almost everyone’s price range, it’s a big step up for OLED in the UK — the last one we could actually by here was Sony’s £3000 11-incher. More of the same please TV manufacturers, but can we try and make OLED slightly more affordable next time?