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Up close and personal with LG’s razor-thin ‘wallpaper’ TVs



Posted on Jan 10, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 5:46 am CDT

LG’s razor-thin TVs were one of the most talked about products of CES 2017. The W-series 4K OLED screens are just 2.6mm thin, and can be mounted completely flat against a wall (there is actually no other way of displaying them). All of its ports and speakers are housed in the included companion soundbar, which connects to the TV via a single cable. With 4K resolution and HDR10 in a frame so thin, these OLED TVs represent the pinnacle of display technology available to consumers.

We got an eyes-on look at the devices at CES. Check out our photos and video to see just how impressive these displays are:

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The stunning screens were hard to look away from under the dim lights of the CES  show floor. They exhibited very high levels of brightness (up to a squinting 1,000 nits), contrast, and color accuracy, and showed wide viewing angles and deep black levels. Those characteristics are all thanks to LG’s organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology and Active HDR compatibility.

LG has established itself as the go-to television brand for those with unlimited budgets, and you should expect the W-series to fall nicely into this category. 

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The company framed its TVs and displayed paintings on them to show how lifelike the images can appear. We’ll let you decide for yourself.

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The W-series will consist of 65- and 77-inch versions, which weigh an impressive 17 and 27 pounds, respectively. The company has not released details on availability or pricing, but expect these beauties to cost several thousand dollars.

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*First Published: Jan 10, 2017, 2:11 pm CST