Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
The company says that other markets and pricing information will be revealed in the next few weeks.
The folks at LG have officially begun selling their 55 inch OLED set at a price that's equal to right around $10,000. Over 1,400 stores in Korea will be accepting orders, though there's no word on just how many they're planning to sell. Shipments will start in early February.
LG says that we'll be finding out what other markets will be getting the OLED set soon. It seems natural that the US would be on the list, but the price is still up in the air. Often when products come to the US after an initial run in their home country, the price will go down.
LG president Havis Kwon makes some pretty big statements on the subject. "Not since color TV was first introduced 60 years ago has there been a more transformational moment," he says. "When high-definition TV was first introduced 15 years ago, the public’s reaction was ‘Wow!’ but when customers see our razor-thin OLED TV for the first time, they’re left speechless. That’s a clear indicator as any that OLED TV is much more than just an incremental improvement to current television technology."
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