majority of the population will never be able to afford an IMAX theater setup in their humble abodes, so the LG 55-inch Curved OLED TV (model 55EA9800) is the next closest thing any average joe will get to an IMAX experience in their homes. first showcased early this year at the 2013 International CES, the Korea electronics maker has confirmed its availability and for 15 million Won, or about US$13,500, Koreans will be able to pre-order the 55EA9800 today with delivery expected to roll out next month. as the name suggests, the TV is literally curved, thus providing you with an IMAX-like viewing experience, albeit being at a much smaller scale.
measuring just 0.17 inches (4.3 mm) thin and tipping the scale at a mere 37.5 pounds (17 kilograms), the 55EA9800 features LG’s proprietary WRGB technology, a unique Four-Color Pixel system where an additional white sub-pixel works in conjunction with the usual red, green and blue (RGB) setup to create the perfect color output. apart from breathtaking images, the 55EA9800 also features thin transparent film speakers in the crystal clear stand for “high-quality sound” that complements its beautiful carbon fiber-reinforced plastic TV design. availability and pricing of the Curved OLED TV for the rest of the world will be announced at later dates, but our guess with respect to the pricing is, it should be the same five-figure pricing.