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LG Releases First ENERGY STAR OLED HDTV

LG Electronics released their “groundbreaking” new CURVED OLED TV in the US last week, and it is the first OLED HDTV to be officially ENERGY STAR certified.

According to LG, “the 55-inch class LG CURVED OLED TV combines energy efficiency with the highest levels of picture quality and design to deliver the ultimate in home entertainment display technology.” The 55EA9800 model TV joins a long list — 125 deep – of LG ENERGY STAR-certified TVs currently on the market.

“As a long-time leader in ENERGY STAR certified TVs, LG is proud that our innovative new CURVED OLED TV has been recognized, both for its unmatched performance and design and for its energy efficiency,” said Wayne Park, President and CEO of LG ElectronicsUSA, a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. “This proves that with LG, it’s all possible. Consumers don’t have to sacrifice performance or style while cutting energy consumption and addressing climate change.”

“We are thrilled that LG has certified its OLED TV. This demonstrates LG’s leadership, not only in the TV industry but also in advancing energy efficiency. The climate and consumers are both winners,” said Una Song, U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Consumer Electronics Program Manager.

The 55EA9800 includes LG’s “Intelligent Sensor” as one of its energy-saving features. The Intelligent Sensor automatically adjusts the brightness of the TV according to the viewing environment. This, among other technologies, means that the LG 55EA9800 has an estimated yearly energy cost of only $18, based on the Federal Trade Commission’s calculations of 11 cents per kWh and 5 hours of use per day.

OLED technology is billed as the ‘next big thing’ in television technology, and according to LG represents “the most significant change in display technology since the introduction of flat-panel TVs.” The LG 55EA9800 CURVED OLED screen is only 0.17 inches thin at the edge of the screen — the width of three credit cards — and is being sold towards “discenring high-end consumers”. In the coming weeks, Magnolia stores inside Best Buy in Los Angeles,New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle and San Antonio will display and begin selling the thin new premium TV for $14,999.

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