This is the LG 4k OLED W and the W stands for wallpaper. That’s a pretty fitting name for a TV like this because it’s so thin and it literally looks like a cutout like a wallpaper on a 65 inch section of the wall. So for the record, the panel is officially 3.8 millimeters thick total including the wall mount if you must know. There’s actually no way to keep this TV upright there’s no stand that it comes with , you have to wall mount it if you’re getting it.
So the OLED module is basically a 65 inch sheet of pixels that sort of hooks on to the tiny wall mount at the top like a picture frame and then actually uses magnets throughout the middle and the bottom of the frame to stay flush with the wall , it’s tight .So that makes it thinner on the wall than a bunch of household objects which you would ordinarily consider thin , I mean the fact that this whole panel is about the same thickness as two SD cards should give you a pretty good idea how nuts it is . Maybe take a key out your pocket and hold it up to the wall like that is how thin the entire TV is and yeah that also makes this TV that LG makes thinner than the thinnest phone they make , how about that and then the OLED itself is an excellent quality panel as it should be for the price it gets up to a thousand nits which is extremely bright. Blacks are pitch black since it’s an OLED , it hits 99% of DCI color space supports , Dolby vision , HDR 10h LG and Technicolor’s HDR .. I mean it’ll pretty much cover any format and of course it’s a 4k panel so details and contrast and sharpness are incredible up close as close as you’ll ever get to a TV this big , but where did all the guts go so where are all the rest of the components to this TV the port’s the speakers etc..
It’s actually all in the sound bar, which is an equally important part of this setup as the OLED. So everything connects to the TV through this one flat cable and you can see it coming out the bottom and it looks a little bit weird at first but I kind of dig this system , it’s a really sturdy cable , doesn’t flex very much but it comes right out the bottom of the TV and plugs into the sound bar and I have mine using the extension since it’s more than 2 feet from the TV to the bar I think ideally for maximum visual flotation you’re going to want to go into the wall with the cable so you don’t have to see it at all but then you need some professional help and you have to get it properly shielded for fire code etc . I think some double-sided tape for me should do pretty much fine to make it not a big deal. The cable really is not that noticeable once you’re looking at the TV, but this sound bar this thing is actually really good. It sounds great, it gets really loud without much distortion. I have a bunch of speakers frontward facing sideways straight up and that makes it pretty good at throwing sound off the walls and creating a pretty convincing surround sound effect. And check out the little animation it does when turning on.
All of the i/o is of course in the sandbar as well so you plug in your sound bar into the wall and if you have anything HDMI there’s 4 HDMI ports a couple USB and Ethernet etc and then all of that gets fed through to the TV along with power through that ribbon cable , so that’s what allows the TV to be so thin because it’s literally just the OLED panel and some shielding and a few magnets and that’s it as far as what’s up on your wall. The dopest of your setup with this TV will depend pretty much on how well you can hide this cable.
Even after using it for a couple days sometimes you still find yourself wondering like why did it have to get so thin, like what’s the difference between a TV that’s one inch thick and this panel that’s 1/10 of an inch thick. But then you use it and you remember why it’s the thinness combined with these really thin bezels that create a super immersive viewing and gaming experience. I can’t even imagine how insane the 77 inch version of looks. Probably just looks like a straight-up projection which crazy. So okay the bottom line for this is most people aren’t ever really going to buy this , I mean it’s $8,000, and for most people this is more of just a showcase of what the bleeding edge of tech can look like. This whole concept is a new of having a super thin TV and then putting most of the i/o and the electronics down at the bottom , we’ve seen that before , even LG and Samsung have done that in the bottoms of their TVs before , put the speaker’s , the HDMI ports all of it in the bottom. Even though the thinnest part of the TV is really thin , but this is taking it to the next level.
It’s just seeing what’s possible with taking as much away from it as possible and when you do this you end up with this super immersive experience where you don’t even really focus on the fact that it’s a TV anymore, it just looks like someone copied and pasted an image onto a wall and you’re just looking at the image.