LG this week officially won the race to release the first 55-inch OLED TV this week, the EM9600U. The next generation can now be ordered with a delivery date in March 2013. Officially the EM9600 will be released first in South Korea, late February, the rest of the world will see the TV in March.
The cost of this privilege isn’t to be taken lightly; reports vary from $10,035 in South Korea to $12,000 USD in Australia, it all depends on what part of the world you live in.
Construction of the TV is pure high end. The use of carbon fibre as the backplate for the display allows the super slim 4mm profile, also helping to keep the weight down to 10kg. The electronics for the television are be housed in the TV’s base or optionally a set top box is available.