What is it about the family television? Movie time can bring everyone in the home together. But family movie time is now different. Gone are the days where we are limited to a small screen. We no longer need an enormous, heavy-duty television cabinet to support a huge television that feels like it can sink a boat. The size of the picture is getting larger, while the footprint of the unit is getting smaller and smaller.
Here in my home we try to have family movie night every Friday night. So we very often rent movies, or pull up a movie on Netflix, turn off all of the lights, cuddle up on the couch with popcorn, crank up the whole house audio, and pretend that we are in a movie theatre.
LG is a leader in the TV space. I have a LG 47″ 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD TV. (Yes, that was a mouthful!) That television is in my bedroom. I bought it for myself for Christmas back in 2010. I love it!! And it is still going stronger than its predecessor. I learned my lesson. I won’t buy an off-brand TV again!
The New LG OLED TV
I recently attended an event here in Chicago to lay my eyes on the sleek new TV offerings from LG. I was impressed with what I saw. If you are fan of bringing the movie theatre to your home these new LG televisions will make you gasp. LG has improved on their already outstanding OLED television that was released in 2013 by making it thinner, brighter, and more colorful. This is of course due to the fact that the TV is now Ultra HD.
We were able to check out the 55” FHD OLED TV (EC9300). It was compared side-by-side with a competing high-end LCD TV. The EC 9300 is LG’s second generation OLED TV which has just launched in the U.S. market.
We also got sneak peek at the outstanding 65” 4K OLED TV (EC9700) which has not yet hit the market.
What is OLED?
OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode. Unlike LED TVs, which use small energy-efficient LEDs, the OLED televisions generate their own light and don’t require an external lighting source. This means less components and a thinner body. This also produces more vivid blacks.
LG was the first to introduce OLED TVs in the United States. In 2014-2015, LG is broadening its OLED assortment with four new series and four OLED TVs overall, with 55-, 65- and 77-inch class sizes. I’ll take one 77” please!
What is Ultra HD?
UltraHD technology is 4 times what you are used to seeing in an HD TV. And the difference is pretty outstanding. A Full HD TV offers 1080p resolution. An UltraHD TV offers 3840 pixels. Seeing the difference side-by-side is pretty amazing.
The Smart + webOS Interface
Of course being the techy that I am I love the connected features of the Smart TV. I love the updates over the version that is on my current LG TV. The new LG Smart TV runs on the new webOS user interface, which allows you to easily navigate and find the content that you are looking for. The remote control actually acts like a mouse and moves the cursor across the screen for ease of selecting items. The Launcher Bar lets you customize your viewing experience by adding favorites. And of course you can select media such as Amazon Video, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Netflix, and more. Having this built into your television means better integration, and you don’t have to buy additional streaming devices.
Another thing that amazed me about these televisions was just how thin it is. Check out the photo below to see how it measures up. It is said to be the size of 4 credit cards stacked together. It is about the thickness of a smartphone.
The great thing about advances in technology is that as it evolves prices come down. This makes it more affordable for us to treat ourselves to the latest and greatest. The LG 55-Inch 1080p 3D Curved OLED TV is available now from Amazon.com for $3499. From what I saw, it is worth every penny. Check out this page for more details.
While not yet available, the 65” 4K OLED TV is said to carry a $10,000 price tag. I’ll be keeping my eyes on that one.
How big is your current television? If it is time for an upgrade, be sure to check out these awesome televisions from LG.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by LG. All opinions are my own.