LG 55 inch OLED TV

After much hype the curtain on the 55 inch OLED TV by LG the LGEM9600 was finally lifted at the 2012 CES in Las Vegas in January. Sleek, smart, stylish and skinny, LG EM9600 is a winner already. Currently it is the largest OLED TV in the world and also the best as the LG EM9600 was declared the “best product of the year 2012”.

LG EM9600 is not just a 3D TV, it is an OLED TV meaning that LG has finally got rid of the shortcomings of both plasma and LCD TV. Though OLED technology is not new as it was already being used in the displays of smartphones and monitors and small screen TVs it has only recently been incorporated in large screen TVs. The LG EM9600 will be available for sale in the second half of 2012.

What is OLED?

OLED or Organic Light Emitting Diode as the name implies comprises of organic (carbon) compounds and give off light when electricity is passed through them. OLED has an edge over the LCDs as unlike LCD display; they do not need LED backlights and offer great off axis viewing angles. Similarly the OLED is more power efficient making it better than the plasma display. A perfect picture is not the only advantage of the flat panel OLED TV, its other benefits include fast response rate, infinite contrast (the contrast ratio is 1 billion to 1), wider viewing angle, immersing blacks and vibrant lively colors. Another advantage of the OLED is that the displays can be made extra thin; a fact evident from the 4 mm depth size and the super thin bezel of the LG EM9600 TV.

Vivid Colors

The exceptional colors and the wide range of hues of the EM9600 would put an artist’s palette to shame and are due to the 4 color pixel and the color refiner. The four color pixel includes the fourth color white along with the traditional blue, red and green. The result is a more colorful and wider palette visible to the human eye. The color refiner has been added for improving and refining the shades and tones. Color refiner also ensures color consistency when the screen is viewed off axis. The 1080 p resolution performs the rest of the magic in recreating brilliant true to life colors on the screen.

Passive 3D

LG has retained its passive 3D technology in the new EM9600. This type of 3D requires the use of polarized glasses when watching 3D content. However the glasses are relatively inexpensive and lighter and do not require batteries or synchronization or charging as compared to their active shutter counter parts.

The LG EM9600 is a complete package as it includes Smart TV connectivity, a built in mic and the Magic Motion remote which operates in four modes.

Drawbacks of OLED TV

It is quite costly to manufacture OLED panels and so price is the biggest drawback of the OLED TV. The price of LG EM9600 is stated to be US $8,000 but the manufacturers are hinting that the price is most likely to slash down to half ($ 4,000) by the end of 2013.


Referring to it as the technology of the future, LG unveild its 55 inch OLED TV the LG EM9600 on 6th January 2012 in Las Vegas. Winning the best product of the CES 2012 title the LG EM9600 is all set to revolutionize home TV viewing. This super thin TV can be adjusted in narrow places and is stunning enough to compliment any décor. The best feature of the EM 9600 is its true to life image quality together with an array of amazing colors and a wide viewing angle. This super thin and super cool state of the art TV comes with a super expensive price tag and will be available in the market by September 2012. However LG promises to cut down the price by fifty percent by the end of 2013.

This LG 55 inch OLED TV review was written by: Akila Madusanka. He is the owner of Best LCD TV Reviews web site. You can read about different models of LG  LCD TVs at his website if you are interested in buying an LG TV.

10 thoughts on “LG 55 inch OLED TV”

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  2. When can we expect competition in this technology? Even if the price is slashed till $4000, there will be very less taker for the product. Ideal price should be between $1500 to $2000, the price is calculated on the basis how much we can spend for a new technology/luxury.

  3. It’s excellent to see the improvement, price-wise, to LED televisions by what seems to be every few months. It’ll be great when they’re affordable to the average consumer. Though LCD televisions are good enough right now.

  4. The rate technology is advancing is amazing. I remember the first time I saw an LED headlamp. A guy next to me on a plane was wearing one to read a book, and telling me it was designed for climbers and go for days without changing the batteries, and blink as an emergency beacon for months (it might’ve actually been years even). Fun to watch these things develop.

  5. Amazing TV!!!!!
    I personally own an LG Tv but it’s only a 32inch FullHD LCD

    Let we see what Samsung and Sony will produce to fight against LG

  6. I own a LED TV. But I think OLED should be the future. I think I will get one for myself when the price is slashed……..:)

    Thanks for sharing.


  7. That’s some expensive gear, even at the projected prices of $4000 by 2013/14. Personally I’m holding out for the autostereoscopic 3d tv to beak through into the mainstream market . . . . . .

  8. Watching 3D from this kind of TV with large screen may give real experience like Cinema. I wish I could afford to have this one.

  9. It was amazing. The OLED tv next to the LED with more clarified display. The technology developing day by day made this come true. What would be next? We can’t even make a guess, it might be beyond our expectations.


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