LG Unveils 55in OLED TV

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At CES in 2011 LG unveiled some small OLED TVs which were certainly good looking but a little on the small side. This year it has corrected the issue with a 55in OLED 3D TV which is the thinnest, lightest and largest of its kind.

The 55in model had been known about for some time, but at LG’s press conference this morning we got to see it in all it’s glory. Weighing just 7.5kg, measuring just 4mm deep and with a 55in 1080p 3D display, the TV is certainly an impressive piece of technology.

LG 55in OLED 3D TV

LG said that what sets this TV apart is the use of 4-Colour Pixels and Colour Refiner which help generate “natural and accurate colors that are sharp and consistent.” The 4-Color Pixels feature allows for “more accurate colour depiction” by using a set of four colours (red, green blue and white) in comparison to the RGB setup used by conventional OLED TVs.

LG’s 3D OLED TV is equipped with LG’s Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) CINEMA 3D technology, promising a more comfortable 3D experience. And FPR-type 3D glasses are less expensive and lighter than active shutter 3D glasses and don’t need batteries or to be recharged.

LG 55in OLED 3D TV

LG wouldn’t comment on pricing or availability of its 55in 3D OLED TV but we’ll be going hands-on with the set in the coming days to bring you our first impressions of this impressive TV.

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