LG today unveiled a huge 97-inch OLED panel and called it its largest OLED screen ever – even though LG already has an OLED TV that’s the same size. What is the peculiarity of the novelty? In the application of Cinematic Sound OLED (CSO) technology. Here the screen acts as a membrane: vibrating over all surfaces (and it is considerable here), sound is created. The creators assure that the sound corresponds to the 5.1 format – and no usual speakers are needed.
In fact, CSO technology is not new – it was used in the LG G8 smartphone. True, that model failed just in sound tests – DxOMark experts noted the absence of low frequencies and numerous artifacts. But, probably, in a few years, LG was able to refine the technology, and now the sound output is much better in quality. In addition, the screen sizes of a smartphone and TV are incomparable.
The new panel uses OLED EX technology, as in the latest flagship LG TVs, so the picture on the screen should be bright and saturated. A commercial TV based on the new 97-inch panel is expected this year, with an estimated price of $25,000.