Hands On: I Just Fell In Love With LG's Flexible 4K OLED TVs
The other night we saw a bunch of
Samsung's curved 4K TVs
What's the difference? OLED. Those four little letters make all the difference in the world.
OLED (or organic light emitting diode) TVs don't have any LED backlighting. Each pixel, essentially provides its own light. This means that you can have a blazingly bright pixel right next to a pitch black pixel and there's no light bleed at all. The effect is stunning. Edges are razor sharp and blacks are like looking into a vacuum.
I just spent some time gazing into the soul of the 77-inch version
LG's curved OLED 4K TV
And, as it turns out, Samsung isn't the only one making a bendy 4K TV! LG had a
Unfortunately, LG's flexible TV is just a prototype at this point (where as Samsung is hoping to start selling theirs in H2 of this year, but we'll see), and even if it were, it would be astronomically expensive. But as far as proof of concepts go, it's absolutely killer.
Truth be told, I'm still not 100-percent sold that curved TVs are worth the added expense, but costs being equal, I'd probably go for it (even though your more limited in your mounting options). If you're close enough (or the TV is big enough) it really is just a bit more immersive, and the picture seems to have a bit more depth to it. The permanently curved LG OLED 4K TVs will be available in Q2 or Q3 of this year, and if money is no object, you'd be hard pressed to find something better.