LG Show introduced a brand new 97-inch OLED EX TV panel that vibrates to provide 5.1 audio with out the assistance of a built-in speaker.
The large show options LG’s CSO (Cinematic Sound OLED) know-how seen beforehand on units like this bendable 48-inch OLED panel. CSO makes use of a skinny movie exciter utilized to the again of the panel to vibrate the show, leading to audio being generated immediately from the OLED with out the necessity for extra audio system. LG Show claims the 5.1 channel system will provide a “cinematic stage of immersion,” which is a daring declare contemplating all of the sound might be coming from the TV slightly than encompass sound audio system positioned behind the viewer.
Whereas we will’t vouch for the standard of CSO-produced sound inside this LG panel, we discovered the know-how’s efficiency was lackluster on the LG G8 smartphone we tried with the tech in 2019, although issues might have improved since. opinions for the Sony Bravia AG9, an OLED TV that options comparable vibrating panel know-how, Professional Evaluations referred to as it “one of many best-sounding TVs available on the market.” That’s not fairly the identical as “cinematic stage of immersion,” but it surely does bode properly for LG’s personal branded providing.
LG Show’s 97-inch panel makes use of the identical OLED EX know-how discovered within the newest flagship OLED TVs from LG and others to create a brighter and extra correct picture. LG Show calls it the biggest OLED panel ever made, though the corporate’s shopper electronics division, LG Electronics (whose TVs use panels produced by LG Show), already introduced a 97-inch OLED TV again in January 2022 with out the vibrating sound function.
LG Electronics’ 97-inch OLED ought to hit retail channels for round $25,000 later this yr, in accordance to FlatpanelsHD. Which means you may count on any TV produced round LG Show’s new vibrating panel to be round that very same worth or possibly a bit extra.