Wallpaper TVs are like looking through a window. So thin, you can’t tell if it’s poster art, a window portal or the coolest tv you’ve ever seen. But, it’s here and it seems that LG’s W7 OLED TV is the one that’s leading the next wave of ultra thin tvs of tomorrow, today. They’re as thin as a couple of quarters and made specifically for the wall. No stands or mounts. The 65 inch version weighs 18 pounds and the 77 inch weighs 27 pounds.
LG’s OLED TVs also boast of emanating “perfect black” as part of it’s TV screen quality. Perfect black? Yes, for TV aficionados, they’ll know what that means. For all of us regular folk, here’s the explanation and significance. On today’s TVs, when projecting black from back lighting, there will always be some sort of light emanation. Therefore it ultimately limits the varying shades of black.
OLED TVs do not thus giving them a new and wider range of darkness and contrast. Who cares? You will. When portraying a story, emotion or setting, the ability for a movie to push that contrast makes a huge difference. Especially for space movies, night scenes and, yes, horror movies.
LG’s W7 also has the first internal Dolby Atmos sound. Again, what’s that to us regular Joe’s. It’s the theater experience of the 3D sound experience where you really hear the coyotes howling in the background rather than a coyote howling amongst the conversation at the bandits campfire. Which also means the fire at this scene feels on the ground rather than in their conversation.
Dolby Atmos has been around just applied in a multi-speaker system you have to set up in your room. This one boasts that it is all internal. A first.
So how do I get one? Can I afford one? Where can I find one just to look at?
That’s the wrinkle. LG’s W7 OLED TVs start at $8000. Which is not surprising for a first of its kind. That’s actually cheaper than expected. But, this is the TV business, remember. Today’s $8000 is tomorrow’s $4000 then day after’s $2000 and so on.
Maybe that’s when renting at a rent to own store will come in handy. Either rent it for awhile to see if it fits your style and home or actually rent to own it. Make sure you use the early purchase option, 90 days same as cash or rent to own it on a one-year agreement to save money. Rent to own stores probably won’t carry them for awhile but keep that in the back pocket when the prices start dropping.
But, go and see and hear one. Make sure to check your local HD TV stores before to see if they’re carrying them.
Just another Shop RTO handy dandy HD TV tip.
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