At IFA 2012 LG has been a little less tight lipped about their upcoming OLED HDTVs than fellow OLED TV manufacturer Samsung.
They have openly stated that their 55-inch OLED TV will be available to purchase worldwide before the end of the year. They have even been running print ads around IFA indicating that the release is very imminent.
While the 4mm thin LG 55EM9600 was on show and looked very similar to the beautiful version we first saw at CES 2012 LG have announced some extra exciting information.
Firstly, no longer is the LG 55EM9600 OLED stuck in the 2D world, 3D support has been added to the TV with the help of passive technology. As far as we are aware, this is the first 3D OLED HDTV we have seen announced to date, and it looks like it will be the first to hit the market.
LG have announced that their OLED, the LG55EM9600 will be available in three variants / models. The first is a table stand which the media inputs located in the stands, the second is similar but has a floor stand. Inputs and other electronics have been moved into the stand to keep the TV beautifully slim.
LG Invisible Connection
Thirdly is an “Invisible Connection” wall mounted version with media box and “East & Slim wall bracket”.
The LG Invisible Connection model comes with a separate media box. This Invisible connection box has all of the inputs for the TV, and is connected by a single 10 meter long fiber cable. LG has decided to go with an almost invisiable fiber cable, rather than messing with any wireless options, which always leads to concerns of image quality loss.
There has been no clear date announced just yet, but we can expect to see the LG OLED TV beauty available before the end of the year for about 9000 euros (10-11k USD).