LG starts accepting pre-orders for 65" and 77" UHD OLED TVs in Korea

In March 2014, LG launched their 2014 OLED TV lineup in Korea, which includes 55", 65" and 77" 4K and FHD panels. But today the company officially started accepting pre-orders for the world's first 4K OLED TV in Korea, with two models - the 77" 77EG9700 and the 65" 65EC9700.

The 65" model costs 12 million Won in Korea ($11,700), the price for the 77" model was not disclosed. Those TVs will soon arrive in Europe and the US, with the 65" model's price in the UK set at £5,999 (just over $10,000), and price in the US will reportedly be $6,999. LG is now rolling out their Full-HD 55" curved OLED TV in the US for $3,499.

The 77" TV will obviously be very expensive. In the UK the price is set at £19,999, or $34,000, and in Canada it will cost $24,600. We do not know yet the price in Korea or in the US.

LG's press release has several superlatives for OLED TVs. As they say - "Simply put, it is the future of television". Hyun-hwoi Ha, president and CEO of LG’s Home Entertainment Company, even said that "OLED TVs are expected to overtake LCD in sales within a few years".

Posted: Aug 25,2014 by Ron Mertens