Englewood Cliffs, N.J. - LG Electronics USA issued an official statement on New Years day about its plans to show a 55-inch FullHD 1080p OLED set during its International CES press conference in Las Vegas on Jan. 9 - even though its South Korean sister company may have leaked the story on Christmas day.
LG's latest manifestation of OLED technology offers an ultra-thin panel depth, richer and truer color reproduction, and a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio that is said to be 50 times greater than today's LED-backlit LCD displays.
Like most 3D capable sets, the model 55EM9600 OLED display will present images in both 2D and 3D and feature a 2D-to-3D conversion system for viewing standard 2D material with a realistic 3D effect.
The set's cosmetic styling features a new ultra-slim bezel that is central to LG's 2012 Cinema Screen Design. Because OLED technology does not require a lamp or bulky support structures, panel depth is just 4mm (3/16ths of an inch) thin, and the set's weight is 16.5 pounds. The panel can also be mounted on a wall with virtually no space between the panel and wall.
Pricing and availability will be announced later.