If I had to buy a brand new TV right now, the first company I’d research would be LG. Why? I’m impressed by the technology inside the company’s OLED TVs. Perfect Black. Intense colors. Curved displays. 4K UHD (Ultra-High Definition) displays. What’s not to like?
Let’s start with the Perfect Black technology. We’re talking about self-lit pixels that can individually turn on or off. At the risk of sounding cheesy, do you realize what that means? That means that the blacks on an LG OLED TV couldn’t possibly get any blacker. It’s an impossibility. Whereas other TV manufacturers merely try to dim dark pixels, LG OLED TVs turn those pixels all the way off/out.
And that is what leads to more intense colors. Think about it: the reason you can’t see the stars at night in most cities is light pollution. There’s so much light coming from signs and headlights and buildings that all but the very brightest stars in the sky get completely washed out. But imagine being able to turn off all that light pollution: the view would be absolutely stunning. It would take your breath away. Well it’s the same idea with the LG OLED TVs: by turning out the pixels that should be black, the colors in the surrounding pixels are allowed to shine even brighter. There is truly no other TV like this on the market.
And the curved display makes all the perfectly black and more vibrant color pixels more viewable than a flat screen. The last thing you want during a sports game where you’ve invited your entire squad over to watch the playoffs is for the guys sitting on the periphery to have a bad viewing experience. There comes a point where you can’t tilt the screen and still have everyone from all around the room still be able to see what’s happening properly. At some point, you need to have a TV that is designed for everyone to be able to see — no matter where they are.
And everything I’ve mentioned up to this point is only made better by the fact that LG OLED TVs have 4K resolution. At the moment, 4K is top of the line for home cinema. Your movies, your games and even your video conferencing (if you’re so inclined) could not look better. In case you’re still unaware, 4K is 4 times the resolution of a 1080 HD display. Lines look crispier, textures come alive, details emerge you’d have never noticed before and the end result is that images are simply dazzling.
Each of the features I’ve talked about so far add their own major enhancement to the experience of watching TV or movies: Perfect Black, extra-vibrant colors, a curved display and 4K resolution. But combined? It’s a masterpiece.
But I’m not done singing the praises of the LG OLED TVs just yet. If you head to your local Best Buy or closely examine the photos and videos of LG OLED TVs online, you’ll notice how awesomely thin these TVs are. I won’t say razor thin because, in reality, very little is actually razor thin (but that doesn’t stop us tech reviewers from saying it all the time). But it is incredibly thin.
Plus, all but the 2 cheapest models come with Harman Kardon speakers — that means that if you don’t yet have an amazing home theater sound system yet, your movies and TV shows won’t be ruined by tinny or disappointing sound. And that’s right out of the box!
The design of the LG OLEDs is really sharp. I LOVE how the design of the flagship model makes the TV look like it is seriously floating on air. That’s classy and futuristic and super stylish in one fell swoop.
LG’s OLED TVs come in a variety of sizes: from 55” up to 65”. If for some reason you don’t want a curved display or want to save some money, you can get both flat (non-curved) versions of the TVs and versions that are 1080p HD rather than 4K.
Pricing ranges from $1,799 on up to $4,999 depending on the model you’re interested in.
A TV is the centerpiece of the modern living room and is essential to many people’s nightly relaxation routine in the bedroom as well. If you’re looking for the TV with the best, most-unique features, you can’t rule out the LG OLED lineup.