LG Signature OLED TV W

LG Signature OLED W7 TV

The LG Signature OLED TV W series is a 4K OLED TV with HDR, but so thin and light it attaches to the wall using magnets.

The OLED TV itself has a dimension of 67.8×38.9×0.2 inches. Yes, that’s just 0.2 inches (0.51 cm) thick. 76.7 inches worth of OLEDs only weighs 27.1 pounds (12.3 kg). The AV Box weighs more: 28.0 pounds.

Technical Specifications:

  • Display: 76.7-inch (194.8 cm) 3840×2160 OLED
  • HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
  • Sound: Dolby Atmos / DTS-HD, 4.2 Channel, 60W
  • Wireless: 802.11ac
  • Ports: 4x HDMI (HDCP 2.2), 3x USB-A, 1x RF-in, 1x Composite-in, 1x Component-in, 1x Ethernet, 1x Optical, 1x RS-323C (Mini Jack)
  • OS: webOS 3.5

I think LG should have done what Sony did: get rid of the speakers. (Perhaps that sonic technology was too thick?) What’s the use of a 0.2-inch thick OLED TV when the AV Box protrudes out 8.2 inches. For customers who want the absolute minimal, thinnest OLED TV there are plenty of in-wall speaker solutions to completely hide everything except for the display.

Source: LG

Sony A1

Sony A1 / A1E OLED TV

The Sony A1 series — the series name for the US versions is A1E — is a 4K Ultra HD (UHD) OLED Smart Android TV with High Dynamic Range (HDR).

Minimal, is the perfect word to describe Sony’s A1:¬†an OLED display panel, protected by a cover glass, encased in a metal frame. Sony’s Acoustic Surface generates sound by vibrating the screen, in lieu of traditional speakers. A stand props up the beautiful display.

Initial reports seem to suggest the Sony A1 is easily the brightest OLED on the market, and indicate LG Display as the OLED panel supplier.

Technical Specifications:

  • Display: 55, 65, 77 UHD OLED
  • HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
  • Visual Engine: X1 Extreme
  • OS: Android TV

Android. I think it would have been better to leave out an operating system. The SoC, RAM, storage, etc. will all be in need of upgrading in the next two to three years. I would not want to be forced to upgrade my TV in a couple of years just because the computer parts are getting old. Leave the OS stuff to external boxes; they are cheap and better ones come out frequently.

The OLED TV market is getting some competition and that should make OLED TVs better, more affordable, and soon.

Sources: Trusted Reviews, c|net