LG’s obsession with large displays is nothing new. Very recently, in its official blog, Alex Jensen wrote, “Not only are more people buying OLED TVs than ever before, but an increasing number of consumers are choosing large-size OLEDs. TVs with a 77-inch screen or larger make up nearly one in five OLEDs sold this year, according to this recent Korean report. It shows that they took up a 17.8 percent share of sales in the first half of the year, up from 13.7 percent in 2020 and just 6.3 percent in 2019. Within the very biggest category of over 80 inches, OLED TVs saw a 36-fold increase in shipments as of this year’s second quarter.”
Given the numbers cited, it is clear that LG is leaning towards developing larger screens in the future. And true to its words, LG very recently launched its new Direct View LED Extreme home theatre display series that prides itself on the ridiculous size of displays offered. The largest display from that series reaches 589 inches. It also means that LG has set a massive price tag that matches the massive display.
The starting price for this series of displays is about USD 70,000. Very humorously, a few sources have pointed out that the price for the 325-inch of 8K resolution display gives some serious competition to the price of a normal-sized helicopter.
Dan Smith, the head of LG Electronics DVLED display in the United States, said, “This is indeed the supercar level in the home display field. The product provides hand-made quality and performance to attract users who pursue a luxurious lifestyle. They not only want to be physically attractive buy also have an immersive experience and a highly customized service. LGDVLED Extreme home theatre display technology has a rated lifespan of 200,000 hours.”
LG has promised that the users of these displays will receive on-site operation guidance, two-year screen inspections for three years, LG Connected Care service, and a five-year warranty.