LG 55-inch & 65-Inch 4K TVs Available In U.S

Last month LG announced their very first 55-inch and 65-inch 4K Ultra HD TVs over in Korea.

Now LG have announced these two models, the LG 55LA9700 and LG 65LA9700 over in the U.S and already have them on show in a number of stores.

Over the past couple of months we have seen Sony, Samsung, and now LG release their 4K TV to the American market and LG have priced their models similarly. At $5999.99 for the 55-inch 55LA9700, and $7999.99 for the 65-inch 65LA9700.

So how does LG’s offering complete with the competition? Very well we would say! Firstly, LG’s 4K TVs seen here are the only 4K TVs to have LED local dimming backlighting. Rather than side LED lighting, there is a full array of LEDs lighting the image directly from behind. This is divided up into different areas which allows for individual control. So the LEDs can be turned off or darkened in the darker areas of the screen. This leads to improved contrast ratios and deeper blacks.

LG 65LA9700

LG 65LA9700

Along with the 4K 3,840 × 2,160 pixel resolution and an IPS panel for great viewing angles, it is also a smart TV and comes with four pairs of passive 3D glasses.

LG are also claiming these to be the first 4K Ultra HDTVs to support the new high efficiency video coding (HEVC) decoder (H.265) which is destined to be used for 4K video streaming in the future.

LG hasn’t forgotten about decent audio quality either and have created a motorized retractable sliding soundbar below the screen. You can decide when you have it hidden away or have it slide out. It’s a 50 watt system with 4.1 channels.

Right now both the LG 55LA9700 and 65LA9700 are only available from Audio + Video Center in Santa Monica, California. But LG will soon follow up with ABT in Chicago, PC Richard in New York, Brandsmart in Miami, and Crutchfield in Virginia. Followed by a nationwide launch.

We can’t wait to see these in person, and might have to make the drive up to Santa Monica to cover it for you.

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