The Beginning Prices and delivery dates for LG's latest OLED televisions are very similar to last year's. Not cheap. The least expensive 55-inch C9 starts at $ 2,500, just as it did one year ago. The same applies to the 65-inch size at $ 3,500. Here is the full lineup:
LG 2019 OLED TV Prices and Availability
|OLED55C9P||55 inches||$ 2,500||April|
|OLED65C9P||65 inches||$ 3,500||April|
|OLED77C9P||77 inches||$ 7,000||May|
|OLED55E9P||55 inches||$ 3,300||June|
|OLED65E9P||65 inches||$ 4,300||April|
|OLED65W9P||65 inches||$ 7,000||June|
|OLED77W9P||77 inches||$ 13,000||June|
The only OLED televisions that have been cheaper this year are the step-up models. The 77 incher are now a bit less astronomical, dropping $ 2,000 this year. The E9 fell by $ 200 for both sizes, while the 65-inch W9 retains the same price.
The only difference between C9, E9 and W9 is cosmetic. The W9 (77- and 65-inch) is a very thin "wallpaper" model, the E9 (just 65 inches) has a sleek new glass stand and the C9 (55-, 65- and 77-inch) is the mainstream model , All have the same functions and the same picture quality.
Not included in the above table, but confirmed by LG as "coming this year" is the B9. It will be cheaper than all the above. Based on its predecessorand the absence of any price changes from 2019, I assume that the price for the 55-inch size is $ 2,100 and for the 65-inch model $ 3,000.
Price and availability were not the case For the high-end OLED TVs, LG announced at CES, namely the 88-inch 8K model and the. Both are expected to arrive later this year.
What you need to know about OLEDs from 2019
The following are the changes that LG made to the 2019 TVs compared to 2018. The main thing is that now you must know that prices will fall later in the year. If you can not wait until November 2019 or later, you can still achieve a good price– and the Version of 2019.
That is, here are the main differences.
The new OLED TVs include an A9 Gen 2 processor … with "AI" The industry-leading OLED models were better in 2018 – though inthe improvements were minimal at best. For 2019, this processing is again ready for use with a new "intelligent processor and deep learning algorithm", which, among other things, adapts the image better for room lighting.
The light output and other image quality features are essentially the same as last year. I asked forand LG's agent said no new features had been added to fix the problem.
LG 2019 high-end TVs have full HDMI 2.1 quality. LGthat its 2019 OLED models contain the latest version of the HDMI standard: 2.1. This means that their HDMI ports can handle the 48 Gbps bandwidth required for next-generation video, such as video. For example, 8K resolution at 60 frames per second or 4K at 120 frames per second (new HDMI 2.1 compatible cables will likely be required). More important for most 2019 OLEDs, which do not have 8K resolution, is support for and two graphics-friendly extras: variable refresh rate (VRR) and automatic low-latency mode (ALLM, or Auto ). For more information, visit
Alexa will join Google Assistant. The LG devices already have Google's built-in voice control system, which is available by pressing the microphone button on the remote and speaking into the clicker. 2019 OLED and LCD models also provide access to Amazon's Alexa language assistant if you press the Amazon Prime video button for a long time. Just like Google, Alexa users can "manage smart home devices, ask questions and access tens of thousands of skills, and even set up their ideal Alexa routine." LG says Alexa will not be making a software update available in 2018 or earlier.
Apple AirPlay 2 and Homekit are on board: Just likeand probably Roku too, LG will play well with Apple. AirPlay 2 basically works just like an Apple TV box. The TV can act as an indicator for TV shows, movies, photos and web pages with an iPhone, iPad or Mac as a controller. With HomeKit integration, users can control the TV and their other smart home products with Apple's App App Home or through discussions with Apple's Siri Digital Assistant.
WISA provides wireless 5.1 speaker control. New for 2019, LG's TVs can work with loudspeakers compatible with the standard Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, such as the Klipsch Reference Premiere Wireless System. The idea is that no AV receiver is needed to get full 5.1 channel surround sound. Instead, the TV acts as a controller and communicates wirelessly with individual speakers that only need power connections. It's a nice idea, but a pretty niche.
What about 8K?
Not to be surpassed until model 75SM99. LG speaks of "higher processing capacities" with "8K upscaling and improved noise reduction".of televisions with . This year, LG will be selling an 88-inch 8K OLED TV (model Z9) and a 75-inch 8K LCD TV
I've personally seen both at CES 2019 and the 88-inch 8K OLED is really impressive. The perfect contrast of OLED in combination with such a massive image is a strong combination. Of course, the 8K HDR demo material running on a custom hard drive has helped a lot. And of course LG's representative did not even give an indication of pricing, but since Samsung's 85-inch 8K LCD screen is 15 inches tall, I'm surprised if this TV does not cost three times as much.
Meanwhile, in addition to the 75-inch 8K LCD screen, the smallest 8K television, which was previously officially announced in the US, literally pale in comparison. LG says that the panel technology has not been improved, but the name has changed to "NanoCell".
We look forward to testing LG's latest OLED televisions soon. In the meantime