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2015 LG 4K UHD OLED TVs

Updated on September 8, 2015: LG clarified 2015 OLED model count; HDR update

Ultra-high definition (UHD) televisions are an emerging bright spot among an otherwise stagnant forecast for the TV market as a whole, and LG Electronics is looking to stir up 2015 with an impressive array of new 4K UHD OLED (organic light emitting diode) TVs. In addition to superb picture contrast, these new OLED beauties aim to delight the senses with enhanced audio quality, designs, and performance.

LG's OLED televisions live up to its self-described "infinite contrast" hype, and the 55-inch EC9300 introduced last year will be the only 1080p model in the 2015 lineup. All of LG's new 2015 OLED TVs will feature:

  • 4K UHD resolution
  • Harmon Kardon enhanced audio
  • Redesigned 5th generation Magic Remote that adds a number keypad as well as upgraded smart TV and universal control functions
  • Passive 3D technology

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9 or 11
Sharp eyed readers noted the "11 Models" for 2015 in the graphic above yet only nine detailed in this article. LG has confirmed that its 2015 OLED lineup includes a total of nine (9) models - including the three carryovers from 2014 (EC9300, EC9700, and EG9700). However, this Tweet on New Year's Day made me think LG was saving something special for CES...perhaps this bit of OLED bling!

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The new LG EF9500 aims to one-up last year's EC9300 (read review) in almost every way possible starting with a 4K UHD resolution screen, improved audio quality, an enhanced smart TV interface, and more processing power. Other notable features of the EF9500 include:

  • Screen sizes: 55-inches, 65-inches
  • Flat screen design
  • Improved anti-reflective screen coating
  • webOS 2.0
  • Quad core processing
  • HDR firmware update: Yes (via update)
  • HDMI 2.0a-ready: unknown

Specs and sizes similar to the EF9500 but with a curved screen design. LG recently announced plans for a firmware update for the EG9600 to support high dynamic range (HDR) video streamed over an IP connection, but it remains to be seen if the company can upgrade any of the TV's HDMI ports to support HDMI 2.0a for HDR support with external devices like the upcoming Ultra HD Blu-ray players.

  • Screen sizes: 55-inches, 65-inches
  • Curved screen design
  • Improved anti-reflective screen coating
  • webOS 2.0
  • Quad core processing
  • HDR firmware update: Yes (via update)
  • HDMI 2.0a-ready: unknown

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These curved screen OLED TVs are carryovers from 2014 and bring the value by retaining the v1 webOS software and a dual core processor. The EC9700/EG9700 also have the previous generation anti-reflective coating but otherwise include upgrades like the new Magic Remote and Harmon Kardon enhanced audio.

EF9800
This 65-inch OLED television pushes its thin and flat screen design even further by moving the speakers to an external Harmon Kardon enhanced sound bar for improved audio performance and a more streamlined look. The EF9800 also incorporates LG's 2015 premium TV features including:

  • Improved anti-reflective screen coating
  • webOS 2.0
  • Deca core processing

EG9900
LG's flagship 4K UHD OLED television keeps the Harmon Kardon enhanced audio on-board while featuring the same improved anti-reflective screen coating and deca core processing as the EF9800. However, what makes the EG9900's 77-inch display truly unique is its flexibility! Flat screen, curved screen, flappy screen...have it your way!

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Reader Comments (9)

I'm "all in" on the EF9500! Can't wait to see what the announce for (list) pricing.

December 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStanton

Thanks for posting this very good insider information. LG is forging ahead with an impressive line-up of Ultra high-end 4K OLED TVs for 2015. Bravo LG!

Hope to meet you at LG's 8am January 5th press conference.

-Robert

December 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Zohn

Thank you.
So no new Full HD model and whoever wants a 77" flat OLED, would need to pay an additional premium by choosing the flexible OLED.
Personally I am interested in the two flat 65" OLEDs. Hoping for some info regading the release date of those sets next Monday.

December 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterYappa

@ Yappa, my understanding is that LG will have a flat 77" 4K OLED TV, model 77EF9800.

-Robert

December 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Zohn

@Robert:
Doesn't say so in the article, but I know that you have your sources, so that would make sense. If I add last year's 55EC9300 I still end up with only 10 TVs though. What's the 11th one?
EC9300 = 1
EF9500 = 2
EG9600 = 2
EG9700 = 2
EF9800 = 2
EG9900 = 1

Hi, Yappa. A chart I have lists the nine OLEDs mentioned in the article - leaving two unaccounted for. I've updated the article to note this discrepancy and will update it again upon receiving more information.
--Robert

December 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterYappa

From what I was told last month it's 10 OLED TV for 2015 all are 4K so I don't think the 55EC9300 is in the mix. I did not get all of the detailed information that is in this article.

I'll be attending LG's 8am press conference and another LG private event, plus the show floor exhibit so we'll all know much more next week!

2015 is the year of OLED.

-Robert

December 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Zohn

ben aan wachten wat de prijs is van lg 9600 oled 4k-2k hopelijk niet meer dan 5000€.

January 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersaudemont jacky

Any news about releasing date? Can't wait to see a new flat Oled 4K TV...

June 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHeja

Has there been a confirmation on support for HDR via HDMI on the LG EF9500? I found this article which suggests that it does, but I trust Robert more. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2015/09/07/hands-on-with-lgs-new-flat-4k-oled-tvs-time-to-kiss-the-curve-goodbye/) I'm looking at purchasing a 65" 4k TV soon and want to make sure it supports HDR on HDMI and streamed.

Hi Benny! As I noted above, LG has indicated the EF9500 flat OLED will receive an HDR update. This information is from a public press release and I've seen no indication that the update isn't forthcoming.
--Robert

November 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBenny

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