October 5, 2022
LG Electronics is touting two world firsts — the “largest OLED TV,” the 97-inch G2 OLED evo Gallery Edition, and the “first bendable 42-inch OLED TV,” the LG Flex. Described as “epic,” and bringing “theater-like viewing” to the home, the 97G2 carries an epic MSRP of $24,999. The outsized OLED Gallery Edition uses LG’s proprietary Alpha 9 Gen5 AI Processor and advanced picture algorithms to deliver a bright and immersive viewing experience. At CEDIA 2022 in Dallas, Texas, LG also showcased a short-throw projector that can display a 120-inch, 4K picture from just 7.2-inches away.
Of the G2 OLED evo Gallery Edition TV (below), Sound & Vision writes that “the impressive picture is thanks to OLED’s essentially infinite contrast and ability to render ultra-bright, discrete HDR highlights at luminance levels well beyond what you’ll ever see in a commercial cinema,” concluding, “the result is as jaw-dropping as it sounds.”
At CEDIA, Samsung introduced its own colossus, the 98-inch QN100B Neo QLED TV, price TBA. LG points out that its G2 is “the industry’s largest NextGen TV powered by ATSC 3.0 to-date (NextGen being an HD antenna-compatible technology that “transforms free broadcast content” into an interactive experience).
LG’s CEDIA announcement says its “backlight-free, OLED allows for the creation of unprecedented form factors such as flexible and rollable TVs.” On display was the LG Signature OLED R 4K Smart TV, a rollable display that unfurls skyward, from a rectangular floor stand to a height of 65-inches. Introduced in summer 2021 with a $100,000 MSRP, the OLED R is currently “out of stock,” but surely something to gawk at (Forbes calls it “magical”).
A flexible model you can buy this month is the new LG OLED Flex 42-inch, known as the LX3, which “at the touch of a button on the remote control” can arc through “20 levels of curvature, for a truly personalized viewing experience.” “This bendable TV looks amazing for gaming,” writes Tom’s Guide of the $2,999 display.
LG CineBeam The HU915QB Laser Projector (above) is powered by 3,000 ANSI lumens, “meaning it produces a bright picture when placed just inches away from a projection screen,” Tom’s Guide says of the $6,500 unit.
The StanByME Lifestyle Screen is designed for today’s untethered content viewing habits. The portable 27-inch screen has built-in battery attached to a moveable stand with concealed wheels for up to three hours of viewing time between charges, offering “the ultimate in viewing freedom” not only for streaming entertainment but also video conferencing, for $999.