Curved TVs Are Here ... for Only $15K
LG, Samsung testing US market
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2013 4:40 PM CDT
A journalist takes a look at a Samsung's curved TV in South Korea.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

(Newser) – The newest whiz-bang TV will set you back a cool $15,000. South Korean companies LG and Samsung are selling 55-inch curved OLED televisions in the US, reports the Verge. LG is doing so via Best Buy (the rollout will gradually expand to stores across the US) and Samsung only through select dealers at first. The TVs are uber-thin and sleek-looking, and production is so tricky that prices aren't expected to come down anytime soon, reports the Wall Street Journal. OLED stands for "organic light-emitting-diode" technology, and CNET offers a primer on why this amounts to a "dream" TV: "incredible contrast, impossibly thin, extremely energy efficient." Just not very economical.

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crankydude
Jul 26, 2013 2:24 PM CDT
Here come the ads of competitors: our TVs are guaranteed to not warp.
bej20A90
Jul 24, 2013 4:16 PM CDT
"Curved" screens? For people with peripheral-vision problems? We'll keep out flat screen, thanks.
No-Left-Turn
Jul 23, 2013 9:50 PM CDT
I don't think curvature is needed at 55". I just saw an awesome 80" TV in a store. It might be more practical at that size.