LG announces 2018 Oled Pricing

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Per Whathifi:

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Prices start at £2499 for its entry-level 55in OLED, while £1199 will secure you LG's most affordable 49in Super UHD LCD model...
LG's 2018 TVs are hitting stores and after much speculation, we now know how much you'll have to pay to secure a slice of its latest TV technology...

The cheapest 2018 OLED TV that LG has to offer, the 55in B8, will set you back around £2499. The most expensive OLED in LG's line-up is the wafer-thin 77in W8 'wallpaper' TV, which costs a whopping £14,999.

The 55in C8 (£2999, OLED55C8PLA) has just been through our test rooms and emerged with a five-star rating. Given that it is £500 cheaper, we're intrigued to see how the 55in B8 performs.

If OLED is a little out of your price range, there's always LG's Super UHD LCD TVs. They come in screen sizes from 49in to 77in, with prices ranging between £1199 and £2999.



The full price breakdowns are as follows:

OLED TV

B8 OLED 55in £2499 / 65in £3999

C8 OLED 55in £2999 / 65in £4499 / 77in £7999

E8 OLED 55in £3499 / 65in £4999

G8 OLED 65in £5999

W8 OLED 65in £7999 / 77in £14,999



Super UHD LCD

SK800 49in £1199 / 55in £1499 / 65in £2199

SK810 49in £1199 / 65in £2199 / 75in £2999

SK850 49in £1299 / 55in £1699 / 65in £2499

SK950 55in £1999 / 65in £2699
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For an industry that’s turned its back on 3D, there still seems to be an awful lot of customers still wanting the format. How long before they revisit 3D I wonder? Hopefully my Viera Smart (with LG LCD screen) will go the distance in the meantime. Big as a fan of 3D I’m pretty miffed about them dropping the format.
 

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For an industry that’s turned its back on 3D, there still seems to be an awful lot of customers still wanting the format. How long before they revisit 3D I wonder? Hopefully my Viera Smart (with LG LCD screen) will go the distance in the meantime. Big as a fan of 3D I’m pretty miffed about them dropping the format.

I see Blu-ray 3d Discs going the way of like Laser Discs .... for a long time after, people would still hunt those down. That or the suberbit DVDs. And I dont say this happily. But USA is the biggest market with the biggest studios here and everything is chain effect to other Countries no matter the timeline. They have damn near abandoned 3d here completely disc wise and its hard af to find 3d tvs with a broad range in the price department. Its niche. (unless used)

I no longer have 3D and would love to have it back. Damn shame. I bet you we wont see a resurgence until TVs need something new to sell and its in line with digital services being able to offer 3d services via streaming. Then we may see it pour back in due to studio having total control. I have a great 3D collection so I hope to one day get another 3D tv for one of my second set-ups.
 

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I think 3D TVs and discs will be back when China sells more UHD TVs than the US. 3D movies are growing overseas - Forbes article - and it is a matter of time the US box office will be overtaken by the Chinese. "The Asia Pacific region is where 3D is most prominent as a percentage of total screens, representing 78% of digital screens — they have almost three times as many 3D digital screens as we have in the U.S. and Canada. A full 98% of screens in China are 3D, and the number of screens there has already passed the total found in the United States."
 

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I think 3D TVs and discs will be back when China sells more UHD TVs than the US. 3D movies are growing overseas - Forbes article - and it is a matter of time the US box office will be overtaken by the Chinese. "The Asia Pacific region is where 3D is most prominent as a percentage of total screens, representing 78% of digital screens — they have almost three times as many 3D digital screens as we have in the U.S. and Canada. A full 98% of screens in China are 3D, and the number of screens there has already passed the total found in the United States."
Possible-saw Mission Impossible recently and one of main investors was Alibaba-huge for them, and indicative of major trend shifts in terms of who is financing films.