All About OLED TV (and Why You Should Want One)

March 1st, 2017

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For years, videophiles have been debating TV types. First, it was LCD versus plasma. Then, LED became the affordable, energy-efficient solution. Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding OLED TV—mainly because it creates a viewing experience that’s truly worth talking about.

OLED (also known as organic light-emitting diode) is created by two thin films of organic molecules and electricity. It doesn’t need backlighting, but instead features self-lighting pixels. Because it doesn’t have that backlight, OLED TVs are slimmer, lighter, and more energy-efficient. And those self-lighting pixels can create brighter colors, better contrast, and deeper black levels than ever before.

LG Electronics just started shipping four different lines of OLED TVs for 2017. All of them have that gorgeous 4K Ultra HD OLED TV image. However, they are making each of the actual sets a standout, with interesting designs that really take advantage of OLED technology.

Available in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes, the C7 Series has LG’s blade-slim design, which is no thicker than a pencil at its thinnest point. LG has packed a Picture-on-Glass design into the 55- and 65-inch E7 Series and the 65-inch G7 model. This option puts the OLED module right on the glass back panel so it’s even thinner. The most impressive, however, is the 65-inch model in the Signature OLED W7 Series. This boasts the Picture-on-Wall design, which is so flat and light, it can be mounted right to the wall. Other perks on LG’s 2017 OLED TVs include 4K with Active HDR, support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, the webOS 3.5 Smart TV platform, and more.

Want to know more about how manufacturers are packing that big picture into wafer-thin packages? Contact EDG at 732-650-9800 for additional information on OLED and how you can squeeze it into your entertainment space.

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