LG 55EC9300

The LG 55EC9300 is a 55-inch curved OLED TV with a pixel format of 1920×1080. Each pixel has four sub-pixels (red, green, blue, and white), which LG calls 4 Color Pixel, and the result is “a brighter picture with a wider range of colors and superior color accuracy.”

I was recently invited to the LG Silicon Valley Lab to take a look at the company’s OLED TVs, the 55EC9300 in particular. At the end of the event I became certain the future of TV is OLED. LG compared its OLED TV to a competitor’s 4K UHD LCD TV and it could not compete; OLED was superior, hands down.

I was impressed by many things, but I’d like to point out one in particular: the OLED display had little to no brightness/color shifts at wide viewing angles. LG showed snippets of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Bilbo Baggins was in Erebor, the Lonely Mountain, where all of the Dwarf kingdom’s treasures are, much of it gold. I was in the sweet spot of the LCD TV and then moved to the side; gold turned into silver. I’m exaggerating a bit here, but the color shift was terrible on the LCD TV. On the 55EC9300 gold remained gold.

The 55EC9300 was pure eye candy. Price: US$3,499 at Amazon.