LG’s giant, wireless OLED TV gets a giant price


LG 97-inch Signature OLED M3 4K TV and Zero Connect box.

One of many coolest issues we noticed at CES 2023 — no less than when it comes to TV tech — was LG’s enormous 97-inch wireless OLED TV. The LG Signature OLED M requires solely an influence cable when it’s mounted to a wall. Every thing else — the video, audio, and community connectivity is all beamed wirelessly to the display screen from a giant black dice that acts because the TV’s mind. This intelligent little bit of TV equipment now has a worth and a worldwide launch: it’s coming to the U.Ok. in September for 28,000 British kilos (about $35,400).

It is going to be accompanied by two smaller variations based mostly on LG’s OLED evo panels — an 83-inch mannequin for 8,000 British kilos (about $10,000), and a 77-inch model for six,000 British kilos (about $7,600). These wi-fi TVs are additionally anticipated to make their approach to different components of Europe and the U.S. later this yr, according to LG’s press release.

The Signature OLED M vastly simplifies the work and complexity of putting in a large (and even not-so-giant) TV in your wall by eliminating the necessity to run HDMI, optical, or Ethernet cables inside your wall. It additionally means that you’ve better freedom to position your accent units — like Blu-ray gamers, cable containers, AV receivers, and streaming media gamers — nearly wherever you need.

These are all related to the OLED M’s Zero Join Field might be positioned so far as 10 meters (about 32 ft) from the display screen. The Zero Join Field then takes the inputs and outputs from these devices and streams them over its personal proprietary high-frequency wi-fi hyperlink that LG claims is as much as thrice the velocity of the Wi-Fi 6E commonplace, and is able to real-time video and audio transmission at 4K 120Hz. It additionally helps the transport of HDR codecs like Dolby Vision and multichannel audio like Dolby Atmos.

There’s only one caveat to this wi-fi marvel: To maximise the gap between the Zero Join Field and the OLED M’s display screen, the field should be positioned in a course dealing with the display screen, in line with LG. We presume this implies the Zero Join Field wants a transparent line-of-sight to the display screen, however we received’t be capable of take a look at this till we get a Signature OLED M mounted in our new studio. Once we do, we’ll inform you precisely what you may count on from this distinctive OLED TV.

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