For those that are trying to achieve a truly cinematic feel the latest technologies are now offering up an incredible range of contrast and depth of clarity for the home display, with a considerable price tag. State of the art organic light emitting diode (OLED) is the current leading research path for bringing unparalleled color, while 4K is quickly expanding the scope of high definition resolution. Another important feature relates to connectivity and ease of use, here LG offers their Webos3.0 SmartTV system, allowing for wi-fi connection to most devices and direct access to the internet.
Uses Organic Compounds
OLED uses organic compounds that emit light when charged with an electrical current, unlike LCD displays which require a backlight. This is one of the primary reasons for the enhanced clarity and contrast. By allowing for a true black, difficult with older backlit mechanisms, variation in color is more efficiently controlled. With over 8 million pixels the 4k displays have increased resolution by nearly four times over standard HD monitors, allowing for a more distinct picture even on the larger screen.
The quality of the picture is, arguably, the most important feature. However, without content to display it is of little use. Allowing for wireless connection to home computers, tablets and smartphones the monitor easily becomes a brilliant screen for gaming, movies and other streamed online content. With a built-in web browser and pre-installed apps, connectivity is integrated into the design and function as an easy interface for the user.
Undoubtedly an impressive television, reviewers have found several mentionable drawbacks. The most noticeable of these is poor sound quality, though this is very common in even the most advanced displays, and easily cured with the addition of external audio. While most considered the audio clarity to be sufficient, inadequate volume was a chief issue.
Another key concern expressed is the relative fragility of the screen. Owing largely to the ultra slim profile, promoted as a key aesthetic and design factor. Shipping and installation becomes an important consideration as even very minimal pressures can cause the monitor to malfunction.
Some other minor concerns lied with inadequate documentation and instruction, minor connectivity issues and less than stellar customer service. As expressed by a small group of reviewers.
Overall the impressive features and new technology quickly justify the high price, as the majority of reviewers are exceedingly happy with the purchase. Allowing for the additional expense of a corresponding full surround audio system, necessary for the true cinematic experience, and, also factoring in professional delivery and installation total cost can become daunting. Though, in the quest for the ultimate in home theater, expenditure must be of secondary importance to overall experience.