updated 06:57 am EST, Fri January 3, 2014
OLED TVs include Ultra HD resolutions, curved designs, upscaling
LG will be using CES to show more OLED-based televisions, alongside the 105-inch Ultra HD TV it previously announced. Various 55-inch and 65-inch OLED TV models will be on show, along with a Gallery OLED TV, a curved OLED set, and an updated version of a 77-inch curved OLED Ultra HD television it showed at IFA last September.
The 77-inch display, the 77EC9800, will be flanked by 55-inch and 65-inch models from the same range. Showing a 4K resolution of 3840x2160, the set uses various proprietary LG technologies, including its Color Refiner for consistency and balance, an algorithm for HDR images, and a film-type patterned retarder (FPR) for 3D effects without flickering or cross-talk. The Tru-Ultra HD Engine Pro will upscale SD, HD, and Full HD content to near 4K picture quality, can decode broadcast signals in H.264 and HEVC H.265 formats in 30 and 60p, and includes a the latest version of LG's smart TV platform, among other features.
LG 77EC9600 77-inch OLED Ultra HD TV
The Gallery OLED TV features what the company calls a Canvas Speaker, namely a 2.2-channel, 100W forward-facing speaker system. The flat screen EA8800 includes an "eGallery" and Gallery Mode that shows various famous works of art, with a "Healing & Remembering Mode" meant to "create a warm and inviting atmosphere through mood-lifting sounds and images."
Though light on details, LG's latest curved OLED TV, the 55EB9600, is said to be a highly efficient and environmentally-friendly television. The model is made from more recyclable materials and fewer parts than predecessors, with the display having already received a CES 2014 Innovations Award for its environmental credentials.
At the same time as revealing the displays, LG advised it will be expanding its OLED television production plans. It has completed construction of new TV plants in Brazil, Poland, China, and Thailand, and expects a new facility in Mexico to start production this year, producing OLED TVs destined for the US market.