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Witness the genius of LG's ultra-slim OLED TV wall mount

Andy Vandervell

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LG OLED Wall Mount 1

We've already enjoyed the splendour of LG's new 2.5mm thick Signature OLED W7 at CES 2017, but it's not just the TV that's ultra slim. Its clever wall-mount system is equally stunning and ensures the TV sits completely flush against the wall.

It all starts with the mounting sheet, which sticks to the wall using adhesive. It has nine magnets to help secure the TV correctly in place, though there are also two hooks so it's not just the power of magnetism securing your hugely expensive TV to the wall.

LG OLED Wall Mount 7What I saw at LG's recent European convention looked very simple for two people to assemble, though LG plans to offer a 'white glove' service for owners, so they won't have to do it themselves.

In case you were wondering, the wall mount comes with the TV as there is no traditional stand for this set – it's wall-mount or nothing here.

LG OLED Wall Mount 1While the W7 isn't especially heavy, it is very flexible. All this bending has no negative impact on the TV. We've come a long way from the humble CRT TV, that's for sure.

LG OLED Wall MountThis is one of the two hooks that help hold the TV to the wall. They combine with the magnets to keep the TV securely fastened to the wall – you don't even need to drill a single hole.

LG OLED Wall Mount 3There's a single cable which runs to the provided Dolby Atmos soundbar. LG provides an extension cable should you require it, though it's worth noting the soundbar can't be wall mounted. You'll need a shelf for it to sit on.

LG OLED Wall Mount 6And here's a clearer view of how thin the mounting sheet is. That little metal circle is one of the hooks the TV sits on.

LG OLED Wall Mount 4The final result is a TV that mounts perfectly to the wall and sticks out only 2.5mm. Hell, if you were really clever you could make a little 2.5mm deep alcove so the TV wouldn't stick out at all.

If you can afford it, that is – this TV is likely to cost around £10,000, which is hardly pocket change.

If you're paying that much, you may as well make a little extra effort.

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Daniel Pugh

February 16, 2017, 1:11 pm

a bit sad that its $8000 in USA but £10,000

david charles

February 16, 2017, 1:59 pm

coming to most footballers front rooms soon

iFrank

February 16, 2017, 3:14 pm

Doesn't tilt or swivel and changing location, problematic.

Yeah, there's always one.

Bugblatter

February 16, 2017, 7:29 pm

Well I've got a wall mount which tilts and swivels but the only time I do that s when I want to access the back of the TV. I've had it mounted in the right position so that no tilt or swivel is necessary.

Not an option for everyone but should work for some. I'd love this, but I'm going to pay £10K for love.

RonRoyce

February 17, 2017, 7:38 am

Does it need to? OLED has none of the disadvantages of LCD, viewing angles are not a problem.

I'd still be more concerned about OLED's long time achilles heel - display longevity, particularly where blue is concerned. I see claims of 100,000 hours, I wonder how that stacks up in the real world.

toboev

February 18, 2017, 10:22 am

But that's the point; you could tilt and swivel it - once - to get it right for your room layout. Once is all you need. Imagine not having the chance to set it correct, once, at the start. You'd rue the day ever after each time you watched it, especially at that price.

Bugblatter

February 18, 2017, 1:32 pm

No I meant that I've put the wall mount in the right place so that no swivel or tilt was needed; it's flat to the wall.

iFrank

February 20, 2017, 12:32 pm

Not for everybody, no.
For some (or many) it might.
I personally will take swivel over claimed 'good' viewing angles.

If an issue develops later, as toboev suggests, there may be a major headbanger in store for the happy owner.

Sorry for late reply, the snooker became enthralling : - )

iFrank

February 20, 2017, 12:48 pm

Yes! The possibility that a problem occurs or a change of mind/furniture may prove, , ,, insurmountable.
A really sticky issue.
I'll stop there, I'm all punned out.

RonRoyce

February 20, 2017, 11:16 pm

OLED does not suffer viewing angle issues like LCD does, it's an entirely different tech. So a flat wall mount is fine.

iFrank

February 21, 2017, 8:44 am

Thanx for reply Ron.
If that's what you'd be happy with on this £10,000 TV.
Cool.
I wouldn't but I'm happy that you are happy.

Gatecrasher63

February 21, 2017, 12:47 pm

I am pretty sure LG uses WOLED, all the pixels are white, with a single colour filter aligned over each pixel. All will fade at the same rate, very clever, very simple and patented by LG

RonRoyce

February 21, 2017, 7:23 pm

Yes, but to achieve white they still have to use blue, and it is this colour that always fades first. In WOLED this happens more slowly than the classic RGB OLED, which is why Samsung have stopped selling and (I believe) developing them. But it will still happen believe me.

Gatecrasher63

February 21, 2017, 9:11 pm

Each pixel made up of 4 white led, red, green, blue are filtered, one is left white. They don't use blue to make white they have a native white dot. Why would a passive blue filter fade ?

RonRoyce

February 22, 2017, 12:02 am

In order to create the white OLED cell they still have to use blue as it is one of the three primary colours. Look it up on the internet - google white OLED vs RGB OLED and you will see the basic diagrams on how each one is made. In the case of WOLED the resultant white OLED cell is then filtered through the primary colours and an additional unfiltered cell is added to help with peak brightness. So white OLED will still be prone to colour change over time, it is just the rate that is in question. I am always sceptical of these ludicrously high lifetime claims on displays. The devil is always in the detail and history proves many of these claims are wildly optimistic.

White OLED is less effective in terms of picture reproduction than RGB OLED but the yields are higher, you can make the display glass much larger (RGB OLED has many technical restraints on size), it's cheaper to make and the rate of "burnout" of blue within the white OLED cell is lower. This is why LG has been able to step ahead of Samsung on OLED. Samsung are still persisting with LCD, for now at least, because RGB OLED most definitely has more profound longevity and productivity issues which as far as I am aware they have not overcome and, some say, may never do so.

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