Two more sub $10K 4K models join the trend.
Two more 4K UHD models join the fray, (that's 3840 x 2160 for those scoring at home as opposed to the theater standard of 4096 x 2160), and again it is evident that the new tech continues drop in price even before an initial content pipeline has solidified. The LG 65LA9700 and 55LA9700 are now available for pre-order in Korea, and both pricing and features form a contrast with LG's initial 4K offering, the $20,000 84 inch 84LM9600.
The 55 inch set is priced at roughly $6,600, while the 65 inch version comes in close to $9,700. The feature derived from LG's Korean listing describes both models as LED LCD designs with an IPS panel base and LG's upscaler.
The sets include a 4.1 speaker design, which promises better sound than most two channel throw-in speakers. On the other hand, in order to display a clean design, the speakers are all relegated towards the back.
LG's magic remote is part of the package, as is voice control. The models are being presented by LG as enabling UHD for a greater customer base, while at the same time admitting that this is only the beginning of the next-generation of displays.
Author: Brian Hoss