LG launches the new 97-inch OLED.EX TV for the first time during K-Display 2022 (Opens in a new tab) It took place in Seoul, South Korea and takes an unusual approach to sound on OLED screens.
LG OLED.EX Sports TV showcases new cinematic CSO (Opens in a new tab) (Cinematic Sound OLED) A feature that allows the screen to vibrate and generate sound without the need for external speakers. Instead, a 5.1-channel audio system is built into the screen which the company claims can create a “cinematic level of immersion”. A typical 5.1 system consists of a center speaker with four others surrounding it and a bass subwoofer.
Not much is known about Film CSO or how the OLED.EX TV sound system will be arranged. However, it is reminiscent of Sony’s Acoustic Surface Audio Plus system which can be found on the Sony A80K TV. Ultimately, we don’t know how similar the LG feature is since there is very little information on Film CSO, but we can look to Sony to guess how it works.
Sony TVs with Acoustic Surface Audio Plus feature four front speakers, two drivers, and two rear speakers for immersion. It’s the drivers themselves that precisely vibrate the screen to output the audio and make sure the audio is synchronized with the visuals. Audio Plus can be enhanced with an amplifier to make the screen act as the main speaker.
We contacted LG and asked for more information about Film CSO. Specifically, we want to know how the audio system does not interfere with the screen, assuming there are no triggers. This story will be updated if we get a response.
Better and brighter
Aside from the audio system, the OLED.EX is set to have some great visual fidelity.
LG claims that its 97-inch screen is “the largest OLED TV panel ever made”, which is not really true. Earlier this year, the G2 launched a 97-inch OLED, so the company has already reached that milestone. Perhaps it is more accurate to say that LG introduced the largest OLED TV with OLED.EX technology. There are other TVs with this feature, albeit smaller 48-inch and 77-inch being developed by Philips.
OLED EX technology debuted in December 2021 With LG claiming the ability to improve OLED brightness by 30 percent. This is thanks to a substance called deuterium (also known as heavy hydrogen), an isotope of hydrogen that has an extra neutron. Without getting too deep into scientific details, this unique atomic structure allows for brighter displays.
LG also claims that its TV can reproduce true-to-life colors and more accurate details thanks to its “algorithm-based EX technology”. We’ve reached out to LG again to find out what that term means. We’ll update this story if we hear back.
The price is also unknown, but for reference, we can take a look at LG G2 97″ Monitor. It costs about $27,000.
Also at the K-DIsplay 2022 event, LG showed off more transparent OLED screens, which were first seen in December 2021. (Opens in a new tab).
We’ve seen what it would look like in a store setting, but we got a preview of how transparent screens would work in the office. LG revealed a new model, the transparent OLED solution for the conference room; It is also known by its more succinct name, E-Crystal.
The electronic crystal (Opens in a new tab) It is a glass wall with OLED panels that can be used as a graphic display. It is designed to save space in meeting rooms that would normally be occupied by multiple monitors. Release dates and price tags for all transparent LG OLED displays are unknown. We will eagerly await more news.
For those interested in the invisible but flexible display technology, Samsung just held its Unpacked 2022 event where the tech giant revealed the new Galaxy Fold 3 and Watch 5 Pro. We recommend checking out our summary for a quick summary.