LG Electronics has just announced pricing and availability for the first of its 2015 4K ULTRA HD (UHD) TV models, which were unveiled last month at the 2015 International CES. LG's 65-inch class (64.5 inches measured diagonally) 65EG9600 Art Slim Curved 4K OLED will be available at retail in April for $8,999. OLED's technology delivers picture with perfect blacks and great color, even from wide viewing angles. The TV boasts a slim depth at only a few millimeters and a frameless design. Additionally, LG's 1080p 55EC9300 55-inch class (54.6 inches diagonal) OLED TV continues to be available at $3,499.
LG is also launching its PRIME UHD TV – an all-new premium line of 4K UHD LED TVs featuring LG "ColorPrime" technology, Ultra Luminance, 4K In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel and the LG Prime Mastering Engine.
LG ColorPrime models use LG proprietary technology that magnifies the range of colors that can be displayed on screen by utilizing different LED phosphor colors, creating greater image realism. LG Ultra Luminance technology continuously analyzes the brightest and darkest parts of the displayed content in order to improve brightness and resolution. Also equipped with LG's 4K IPS panel, the TV renders detailed images at wide viewing angles. What's more, the LG Prime Mastering Engine optimizes the settings of the TV to boost picture quality.
The UF9500 series features an UltraSlim Design, among the slimmest LED TVs on the market at as little as 8.5mm in depth. The "auditorium" stand provides a stylish base for the set but also enhances the audio system designed in collaboration with harman/kardon. The 65- and 55-inch class (64.5 and 54.6 inches diagonal) UF9500 models will be available at retail in March for $4,499 and $3,699 respectively.
Other new LG 2015 UHD LED TVs available for the first time this spring are the new UF8500, UF7700 and UF7600 series. These come in six screen sizes ranging from 43-inch class (43.0 inches diagonal) to 70-inch class (69.5 inches diagonal) sizes. The UF8500 series also features LG's slim-bezel Cinema Screen design, and enhanced audio designed by harman/kardon.
All of the new models include LG's webOS 2.0, the updated version of the company's Smart TV platform.
Series, Models and Suggested Pricing:
EG9600 – UHD OLED
65-inch class (64.5 inches diagonal) model 65EG9600: $8,999
UF9500 – Prime UHD TV
65-inch class (64.5 inches diagonal) model 65UF9500: $4,499
55-inch class (54.6 inches diagonal) model 55UF9500: $3,699
UF8500 Series – 3D UHD LED with Cinema Screen
65-inch class (64.5 inches diagonal) model 65UF8500: $3,199
60-inch class (59.5 inches diagonal) model, 60UF8500: $2,999
UF7700 Series – UHD LED
70-inch class (69.5 inches diagonal) model 70UF7700: $3,999
65-inch class (64.5 inches diagonal) model 65UF7700: $2,999
60-inch class (59.5 inches diagonal) model 60UF7700: $2,499
UF7600 Series – UHD LED
55-inch class (54.6 inches diagonal) model 55UF7600: $1,999
49-inch class (48.5 inches diagonal) model 49UF7600: $1,699
43-inch class (43 inches diagonal) model 43UF7600: $1,399
EC9300 Series – Full HD OLED
55-inch class (54.6 inches diagonal) model 55EC9300: $3,499.