Friday, November 21, 2014

My Dream TV, the LG OLED, is Available at Best Buy

LG OLED TV is available at Best Buy
Okay, we are all adults here. We know that the guy in the red suit down at the local mall is not really Santa. If he was, there would be a lot more grown-ups sitting on his lap and that would be weird. But let’s pretend for a moment that the guy really is Saint Nick and he wants you to tell him what you want for Christmas. Not what you would like, but what you really, really want. What would ask for? For me it would be LG’s OLED TV.

The OLED is my dream TV. At almost 55 inches, it is crazy big and the technology that went into making this thing is insane. First of all, while it is big, it’s not huge. What I mean is that the screen is fairly thin (0.17” thick at the thinnest point) and is lightweight, so while it is tall and wide, it doesn’t stick out a large distance from your living room wall. The curved screen and LG’s exclusive 4 color pixel technology helps viewers feel like they are there in the middle of the action. Here’s why: instead of the standard red, green and blue display, the OLED adds a white sub-pixel which helps create truer colors. And get this; the OLED has self-lighting pixels that switch on and off which offers what they term as an infinite contrast ratio. Finally, the curved screen helps assure that everyone has a good view, no matter where in the room they are sitting.


Watching Wheel of Fortune will never be the same with the OLED. I am told that this TV comes with LG Cinema 3D which also includes four sets of 3D glasses. Even 2D programming will appear as 3D! The special webOS user interface comes with a platform that will pull all of your family’s entertainment choices in one menu. And why settle for another regular remote when you can change the channel with just a wave of the hand or find an obscure show by just speaking to the TV? This technology seems to come straight from an episode of The Jetsons.


While this entertainment center is a bit out of my price range, it may not be for you. Right now Best Buy is offering this TV for $3,499 ($500 off) and they will throw in the LG 4.1-Channel Soundbar for free. The wireless subwoofer features a 3D surround processor which adds to the rich visuals of the screen. They will even ship it to you for free, which might be the best, because no matter how careful Santa might be, would you really want him handling this thing? I mean, he’s still choosing to travel by reindeer after all. 

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.