LG actually unveiled their impressive 55-inch OLED HD TV at last year’s CES and won the show’s highest honor, but due to rumored manufacturing issues, the set was delayed. Today the company announced that it will be available in the U.S. in March for $12,000. A steep price, to be sure, but it’s the first television of its kind to be released stateside.

OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode and it produces a picture that’s clearer than current technologies. It also allows for thinner television sets, with LG’s 55-inch model being 0.16 inches thin.

In South Korea, an 84-inch Ultra HD TV television is available for $20,000, and it will be joined this year by a 55-inch and a 65-inch set. Ultra HD (also known as 4K TV) is another technology that LG is touting, which offers four times the screen resolution than current HD sets.

And to think, I still have friends who supposedly can’t tell the difference between HD and SD.

via Los Angeles Times

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