Tech Review: LG 55″ 9100 OLED 1080p HDTV

The pinnacle of display technology is finally here


Ever since the days of bulky CRT screens, I’ve been a tremendous fan of display technology.  Perhaps it’s my passion for movies, but to me, there’s nothing better than a good home theater experience.

Display tech has come a long way since the days of your grandfather’s old Zenith. With the advent of flat panel televisions and HDTV, we’ve gone beyond those blurry boxes to sleek sets that display a resolution our eyes (studies show) can barely process.

LCD, Plasma, LED, UHD…with so many options, how do you choose? Well, a good display is determined by a few things, richness of color, contrast ratio and the depth of it’s black levels. While many sets can typically excel in one or two areas, it’s been  impossible to find a set that can provide the perfect visual experience…until now.

Enter the newest contender to the battle for your eyeballs, OLED. OLED, or organic light emitting diode, is a recent tech that rather than being lit by light bars (as is common in LCD/LED displays), OLED lights each pixel individually. This allows for a PERFECT level of bright and dark that doesn’t bleed into one another.

I’ve been waiting for this technology to decrease in price and become more consumer friendly and I finally managed to pick up the LG 9100 display this past week. The results are astonishing.

Simply put, it cannot get any better than this. This set can display PERFECT black levels, so much so, that even when watching a movie in a dark room, there is zero trace of light bleed. If you are watching a dark scene, it looks as if the set isnt even on. Its astonishing. Not to mention the fact that it’s nearly without a bezel and the screen thickness is smaller than a pencil.

Colors pop with an almost 3D effect (which this set does offer as well) and the brightest scenes radiate brilliantly.

The LG9100 is currently the apex of display technology and the best television on the market. There are also 4K models available which range from $3000 – $5000. Currently the 55″ 9100 retails at $2499, but if you’re lucky you can get it on sale for $2000.

Whether you’re a movie lover or gamer, the LG 9100 is the set for the most hardcore viewer. An elite set that displays absolutely flawlessly and will please even the most critical of eyes.

I honestly don’t know how anything can get better than this visually, or how our eyes will even be able to process it should that happen. Until that time comes though, I cannot recommend this set highly enough.

-Sock Talk Jon-

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