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  • LG First to launch OLED TV in Europe AUG 25, 2013 click

    LG today announced the availability of its CURVED OLED TV (55EA9800) in Germany, becoming the first TV maker to bring advanced OLED TV technology to European customers. The CURVED OLED TV will be sold at select retailers across the country starting this week and will roll out in other European markets in the fourth quarter.

    DisplaySearch estimates Europe will account for up to 30 percent of the global OLED TV market by 2017. The respected research firm also projects worldwide demand for OLED TVs will grow to more than seven million units by 2016. As the first company to offer a large-screen CURVED OLED TV in the United States and Europe, LG is poised to become the standard-setter for the next generation TV market.

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  • LG launches curved OLED TVs in Europe AUG 25, 2013 click

    LG Electronics is launching its curved OLED TV in Germany, becoming the first TV maker to bring advanced OLED TV technology to European customers.

    The curved OLED TV (55EA9800) will be sold at select retailers across the country starting this week and will roll out in other European markets in the fourth quarter.

    “LG is fully committed to delivering the most advanced OLED TVs to European customers,” said In-kyu Lee, vice president and head of the TV division at LG Electronics’ Home Entertainment Company. “With next generation display technology and an ultra-thin curved design, our curved OLED TV represents the beginning of a new era in home entertainment.”

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  • LG Beats Samsung To Europe’s 1st OLED TV With €9K AUG 26, 2013 click

    LG made its announcement over the weekend, saying that its next-generation TV – which was first spotted in Las Vegas at the 2013 CES – would go on sale in select German retailers for €8,999 (about £7,733) later this week.

    We’ve previewed LG’s 55EA9800 before, but in case you missed it and are wondering what all the fuss is about, the Korean manufacturer gave a few details in its press release. Measuring just 4.3mm in depth and weighing barely 17kg, the principle behind curved OLED technology is that not only does it bring the most awesomely colourful and dazzling images ever, but it also recreates an IMAX arena-like experience in your living room. The idea is that the curved screen ensures that every part of it is the same distance from your eyes, allowing you to focus on 100% of the screen without any blurring at the edges. The fact that LG is releasing its curved OLED model instead of the flat-screen version (just like it did in the USA) does give us reason to ponder if the latter will ever make it to these shores – just like Samsung, LG’s remaining completely tight-lipped about its reasons for this decision, something that suggests all future OLED models may be of the bendy variety.

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  • Best Buy To Sell LG’s 55-Inch Curved OLED EA9800 JUL 22, 2013 click

    LG announced today that the EA9800 will be available in the U.S. at a cost of $14,999. The EA9800 is a 55-inch OLED HDTV with a curved screen, which will be sold exclusively at Magnolia stores inside of Best Buy. Right now the EA9800 will be available at Best Buy’s flagship store in Richfield, Minnesota. It will be expanded to Best Buy stores in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, and San Antonio over the next few weeks before being rolled out nationwide later this summer.

    The LG 55EA9800 started selling in Korea this past April. It is only 0.17 inches thin and weighs under 38 pounds. The 55EA9800 uses LG’s four-color pixel system, which has a white sub-pixel that works in the traditional red, green, and blue pixels. “The entire screen surface is equidistant from the viewer’s eyes, eliminating the problem of screen-edge visual distortion and loss of detail,” stated LG.

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  • LG Curved OLED TV Achieves THX Display Certification JUL 22, 2013 click

    Remember the announcement made earlier this evening concerning the availability of the 55” Curved OLED TV from LG in the USA for the first time, seven months after we took a gander at it at CES 2013 earlier this January? Well, it seems that there is more than meets the eye for this 55” Curved OLED TV, as LG Electronics is beaming with pride to announce that this is the first OLED TV in the world to pick up THX Display Certification.

    Retailing for a whopping $14,999 a pop and having gone on sale for the first time in the USA, the LG 55EA9800 (if model numbers are your cup of tea) had to go through over 600 THX laboratory tests in order to make sure that it can deliver the picture quality of a professional post production display. Eric Gemmer, THX Senior Video Engineer, said, “We’re excited about the potential of OLED TV technology and we’re thrilled that consumers are introduced to it through this THX Certified LG model. The collaboration between LG and THX sets a very high standard for OLED picture quality.”

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  • LG Curved OLED HDTV rolling out in the US JUL 22, 2013 click

    The curved television era has officially begun, with LG announcing US availability for their new Curved OLED HDTV, which is the first of its kind to reach the US. LG’s 55-inch class model is going on sale starting today at select Best Buy locations. However, you’ll want to save up and go through your piggy bank to make sure you have enough cash, because these things aren’t cheap.

    The TV is exclusively launching at Best Buy’s flagship store in Minneapolis, but availability will begin to spread over the coming weeks, including locations in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, and San Antonio. Availability at all Best Buy locations is expected to hit later this summer at some point.

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  • LG starts taking pre-orders for world’s first curved APR 29, 2013 click

    After all the money we spent buying flat screen TVs in the past decade, LG is reintroducing the curved TV. This curve, however, is focused on you.

    Today, LG announced that it is accepting pre-orders for the first curved OLED TVs ever to ship. The LG 55EA9800 is a 55-inch organic-light-emitting-diode TV with a concave curve, not convex like the old tube TVs. In other words, it curves gently towards you, not away from you.

    The result, LG says, is spectacular.

    “The entire screen surface is equidistant from the viewer’s eyes, eliminating the problem of screen-edge visual distortion and loss of detail,” LG said in a press release.

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  • LG Releases New OLED Curved TVs Which Provide APR 29, 2013 click

    LG Electronics announced Monday it will start selling its new curved OLED televisions next month, which will mark the first time this type of product will reach the public, according to BBC News.

    The organic light-emitting diodes, OLED, used in the television provide the opportunity for a thinner, more flexible screen.

    The new television, which will preliminarily be restricted to South Korea, will be 55 inches and cost approximately $13,550 or 15m won in South Korean Currency.

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  • LG begins Accepting Pre-orders the 55" Curved OLED APR 29, 2013 click

    LG and Samsung are so ready to compete with each other that the two companies had to develop a new off-shoot product, the curved OLED TV. LG has now announced that the company is accepting pre-orders for the LG 55EA9800 in South Korea. The expectation is that the set will ship next month, and the price for 55 inch version is currently $13,500.

    Havis Kwon, LG President and CEO, "Our Curved OLED TV is not only the proof of LG’s unmatched leadership in next-generation displays but also a testament to LG’s commitment to bringing to market the most exciting TV technology available today."

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  • LG Curved OLED TV Sales Kick Off APR 28, 2013 click

    At the beginning of the year on the mad house that is known as CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Ubergizmo team managed to capture images of the curved OLED TV from LG, coupled with a closer look at it, naturally. Well, sometime in the middle of this month, we brought you word that the curved OLED TV from LG was about to go on sale pretty soon, and it did not take too long between that announcement and now for it to happen, as LG Electronics has just announced that they would begin to accept pre-orders for this 55” behemoth, going by the model number 55EA9800 in South Korea, where deliveries are expected to kick off from next month onwards.

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  • LG's 55-inch curved OLED TV arrives in Korea this ... APR 28, 2013 click

    The first of LG’s convention-defying Curved OLED TVs will be in Korean living rooms in just over a month. According to an LG Korea press release posted by Engadget, pre-orders for the TV will start on April 29th, while the first deliveries will begin sometime in June. The 55-inch set measures 4.3 millimeters in thickness and will sell for 15 million Korean won, or about $13,515 — a premium of about $3,600 over the company’s identically-sized, but tragically two-dimensional, OLED TV.

    LG first unveiled the curved TV at CES in January, but given the slow roll-out of LG’s current 55-inch OLED (it was announced in January, 2012 but just made it to market two months ago), we figured it would be a while before the Curved OLED started shipping. No plans have been announced for a US release, but we’ll be watching for more details..

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  • LG pips Samsung to market with 55-inch curved OLED TV APR 29, 2013 click

    LG has revealed launch plans for its 55-inch curved OLED TV, the gently-flexed überset the company showed off back at CES in January. The LG 55EA9800 will go on sale in South Korea in the next month, though at a healthy premium over the standard, non-curved 55-inch OLED set the company has offered for a few months now.

    The flat OLED TV is priced at 11 million Korean won, and went up for preorder in January 2013 with shipments beginning the following month. As for this flexed variant, it will command a 50-percent premium, with LG pricing it at 15m won, or around $13,500.

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  • LG taking pre-orders for curved OLED TV sets in South Korea APR 29, 2013 click

    LG has pipped Samsung to the post to become the first company to sell curved organic LED TVs. Pre-orders for the 15m won (£8,740) TV have opened in South Korea, with shipments expected in June.

    At CES 2013, both companies claimed their curved TVs were " the world's first". There is currently no word on when the TV will come to the UK and US.

    LG claim that the 55-inch wide, 4.3-millimetre thick TV will give "an IMAX-like viewing experience", saying that the curvature will eliminate screen-edge distortions and improve viewing angles. "The entire screen surface is equidistant from the viewer's eyes, eliminating the problem of screen-edge visual distortion and loss of detail," the company said in a press release..

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  • LG taking pre-orders for curved OLED TV sets in South Korea APR 29, 2013 click

    LG on Monday began taking pre-orders for a 55-inch curved OLED TV. The new display, which looks like a flat-screen TV but with a subtle, inward curve, is available for purchase by South Korean customers for $13,500. It will arrive for customers next month.

    OLED technology is supposed to provide a more vivid image as well as allow manufacturers to build even thinner TVs. OLED also makes it possible for manufacturers to build curved screens. LG and others in the industry say the advantage of a curved OLED display is that it makes the experience of watching something much more immersive and similar to watching an IMAX movie.

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    The TV set was on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. LG isn't the only company working on a curved OLED TV (so is Samsung), but its TV will be the first made available to consumers..

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  • LG now selling 55-inch Curved OLED TV in South Korea APR 29, 2013 click

    LG has taken something that was first considered a concept into consumer reality by announcing that it will start taking pre-orders for its 55-inch Curved OLED TV in South Korea. Consumers who scoop one up will begin receiving them as early as next month, though no official timetable has been released, nor any word of when, or if, the TV will hit Stateside.

    LG has plenty of retail stores in South Korea, and 1,400 of them have already begun taking pre-orders today, where customers have been paying the equivalent of $13,500 U.S. each.

    The curved model (55EA9800) was shown at CES in Las Vegas in January, but at the time, was considered only to be a conceptual design showing the flexible properties of OLED screens. This announcement marks the first time a manufacturer has begun selling both a curved and flat OLED TV, the latter of which began selling in February, but has since been delayed in the U.S. market..

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  • LG's curved 55-inch OLED TV now open for preorders APR 29, 2013 click

    After being the first TV manufacturer to launch an OLED TV, LG is now taking preorders for a new model featuring a curved screen. The 55EA9800, priced at 15 million Korean won (US$13,500), will be available starting from next month, but this is limited to the Korean market for now. Unfortunately, both availability and pricing for other countries will only be announced later.

    Despite a sizable 55-inch screen, the 55EA9800 has an alluring 4.3mm-thin side profile and weighs just 17kg. Special "thin-transparent film speakers" are integrated within the panel's stand to maintain a sleek overall design. More importantly, the curved display is touted to deliver an IMAX-like viewing experience, according to the company.

    It also shares the same WRGB technology used by the LG 55EM9700, which is now retailing in Korea and the US for around US$10,000.

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  • LG Launches the World's First 55-Inch Curved OLED ... APR 29, 2013 click

    Well, that came sooner than expected. Two weeks after LG's announced it will launch a curved OLED TV "later this year," the first such 55-inch device here, available for pre-order in South Korea.

    The 55EA9800, as it's called, brings what LG calls an "IMAX-like" experience of the home, with the entire screen surface being equidistant from the viewer's eyes. We haven't thoroughly tested a curved OLED screen yet, so we can't vouch that this entire curved screen business makes the viewing experience better, but it sure looks good, as you can see in the picture above.

    The TV is 4.3 millimeters (0.17 inches) thin, weighs 17 kilograms (37.48 pounds), and features LG's WRGB and Color Refiner technologies, which should result in great color and vibrant, natural images.

    The LG 55EA9800 is available in South Korea for pre-order in more than 1,400 LG retail stores, for the price of 15 million KRW ($13,500)..

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  • LG will ship OLED TV with curved screen for $13,500 in May APR 29, 2013 click

    IDG News Service - LG Electronics has begun accepting pre-orders for its 55-inch curved OLED TV in South Korea, with deliveries to begin next month.

    The TV vendors are under pressure to come up with new reasons for consumers to buy new sets, as global LCD TV shipments declined for the first time ever in 2012, according to NPD DisplaySearch. Along with developments such as smart TVs and 4K resolution, LG is hoping the curved screen will differentiate its products from the competition and help build its brand.

    LG has been developing the underlying technology for more than five years to get the curvature right. The entire screen surface on the 55EA9800 can be equidistant from viewers eyes if they sit in exactly the right spot, "eliminating the problem of screen-edge visual distortion and loss of detail," according to LG..

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  • LG to start selling curved OLED TVs in South Korea APR 29, 2013 click

    LG Electronics says it will begin deliveries of curved OLED television sets next month, making it the first to offer such a product to the public.

    The use of organic light-emitting diodes allows screens to be made thinner and more flexible than before.

    The 55in (140cm) model will cost 15m won ($13,550; £8,725) and is initially limited to sales in South Korea.

    One analyst said that being first to market gave LG "bragging rights", but suggested demand would be limited.

    LG Electronics and its rival Samsung Electronics both showed off curved OLED TV prototypes at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, but did not announce release dates at the time.

    The two businesses are part of larger conglomerates that have separate divisions manufacturing their own television display panels. Many of their competitors buy in the components from third parties, making it harder for them to claim such an exclusive..

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  • LG curved-screen 55-inch OLED TV will cost you ... APR 30, 2013 click

    Would you pay $13,500 to be the first one on your block with a 55-inch OLED TV with a curved screen? Bases on an announcement this week from LG Electronics, which is now taking orders in Korea for the set, that's what you can expect to pay when its 55EA9800 curved OLED TV arrives here in the U.S. later this year. At CES, Samsung also showed an OLED TV with a curved screen, but the company hasn't yet announced pricing and availability.

    What's the big deal about OLED—and why would you want a curved screen?

    Where Ultra HD TVs are really LCD TVs with higher-resolution (3840x2160) screens, OLED TVs are a new type of television that use organic material (organic light-emitting diodes) to produce images. Like plasma, OLEDs give off their own light, so no separate backlight is required, and they have unlimited viewing angles. And OLED TVs offer unprecedented blacks and contrast levels that make images and colors really pop on the screen..

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  • LG Takes Orders for New Curved TV APR 30, 2013 click

    LG and Samsung both unveiled prototypes of TVs with curved, thin displays at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, but LG seems to have kicked its OLED marketing efforts into higher gear. It said it expects to begin deliveries of the new TV in Korea beginning June, but buyers will have to pay 15 million Korean won ($13,600) to get their hands on one.

    Earlier this year, LG beat Samsung to market with a 55-inch flat-screen OLED TV, becoming the world’s first to mass produce a large TV with the next-generation technology. LG has sold more than 200 OLED TVs in Korea since it launched its first flat-screen models in January.

    OLED displays are known to have more vivid displays than existing liquid-crystal-display models and enable companies to produce TVs with superthin screens. Samsung already uses them widely for its high-end smartphone models including the latest Galaxy S 4, but has yet to release an OLED TV..

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  • LG Takes Orders for Curved TV APR 30, 2013 click

    South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. 066570.SE +0.71% is taking orders for its new 55-inch television with a curved display, again outpacing larger rival Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE +1.23% in the race to market the latest in organic light-emitting-diode display technology.

    LG and Samsung both unveiled prototypes of TVs with curved, thin displays at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, but LG seems to have kicked its OLED marketing efforts into higher gear. It said it expects to begin deliveries of the new TV in Korea beginning June, but buyers will have to pay 15 million Korean won ($13,600) to get their hands on one.

    Earlier this year, LG beat Samsung to market with a 55-inch flat-screen OLED TV, becoming the world’s first to mass produce a large TV with the next-generation technology. LG has sold more than 200 OLED TVs in Korea since it launched its first flat-screen models in January..

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  • LG's curved OLED launches with Ewan McGregor's help May 01. 2013 click

    LG has confirmed that the 55-inch curved OLED TV will be available outside of South Korea by the end of the year at an Australian launch.

    LG has announced availability for the 55-inch curved OLED TV in Australia, which is the first country to be confirmed outside of South Korea, and introduced Ewan McGregor as its new brand ambassador.

    Though pricing wasn't announced at the Australian launch of the LG 2013 range, the company said the TV will arrive before the end of the year. The set was announced for Korea at 15 million won (around AU$13,100); there is no availability or pricing for other regions, including the U.S.

    LG Australia's marketing general manager Lambro Skropidis told CNET Australia that he was unable to say whether the curved version of OLED will arrive before the flat EM9700 OLED panel, which was also revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show this year..

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  • LG 2013 TVs: Everything You Need To Know May 02. 2013 click

    Curved OLED, affordable 4K and a handsome, former Jedi: LG is pulling out all the stops when it comes to its TV range this year. Here’s what you need to know.

    4K/Ultra-High Definition (UHD)

    The first stop on our acronym-heavy adventure is LG’s range of 4K TVs.
    For the uninitiated, 4K — or Ultra-High Definition (UHD) as it’s now known — is the new benchmark when it comes to picture quality. 4K refers to the amount of pixels on the panel: 3840 × 2160 in this case. That makes a 4K panel four-times the resolution of a 1080p panel, which is packing 1920 × 1080.
    The Consumer Electronics Agency (CEA) came out and officially named the new standard in January, labelling it as Ultra-High Definition.
    Right now, the main players with UHD models on the market include Sony, LG and Samsung..

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