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LG Signature OLED TV W Review

The Consumer Electronics Show 2017 took place in Las Vegas earlier this month, and there were some incredible new products revealed. Among them was the impressive LG Signature W, a 77-inch monster of a TV screen with an incredibly slim design and some superb 4K graphics. Due for release in April, this cool new TV was one of the most talked-about products at CES this year: and it is easy to see why! Check out our own LG Signature OLED TV W review and find out why we are getting excited for this upcoming slimline widescreen.

The world’s slimmest television

The LG Signature W’s dimensions

  • 67.8 inches x 38.9 inches x 0.2 inches
  • 76.7 inch diagonal screen size
  • 27.1 pounds

As it stands, there is a new standard in ultra-thin televisions. According to the stats, the upcoming LG Signature OLED TV W is going to be the thinnest television on the global market when it is released. Not only is the TV W a whopping 77 inches across (for the larger model), but it measures a little over 3mm in thickness – and no, that’s not a typo! The screen is so flat that it almost sits flush against the wall, and is barely noticeable from a side angle.

Of course, there are limitations to having such a thin television. The LG Signature OLED TV W is designed to be wall mounted, and there are no exceptions. Unlike many television sets which have an optional stand or a built-in one, this extra-slim screen could not support its own weight, so you will need a wall suitable for holding it.

On the plus side, the LG W weighs between 18 and 27 pounds, depending on screen size, and that weight is evenly distributed. You can therefore attach the TV to most stud walls and hollow cavity walls safely and securely – though do check with a qualified installer or construction professional where possible!

Power and performance

A look inside the LG Signature OLED TV W

This stunning television has more than just a pretty face going for it. The LG W runs WebOS 3.5 through a powerful quad-core processor, with fast speeds and a stable connection. The TV supports wired and wireless connections, and it combines three USB 3.0 ports with 4 high-speed HDMI connections for all your entertainment and audio devices.

Speaking of the audio output, the Dolby Atmos sound is certainly among the best we have heard lately. The sound levels are crisp and clear, and the side speakers project well. However, there is some loss of surround effect with no front speaker housed in the super-thin screen, so an additional front-facing sound bar is recommended at the very least. For the true home cinema effect, add a full surround sound speaker system to your room!

Display and graphics: the impressive screen in action

  • 4K Ultra HD with 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution
  • OLED with LED backlit technology and automatic level dimming
  • Perfect Black with Cinematic Color and Ultra Luminance

With 77 inches of unmissable screen on show, you know the graphics are going to live up to the Signature name. LG’s stamp is evident when you switch on this amazing television and see the crisp, sharp lines and colours in full 4K HD resolution. The internal technology works hard to provide a great view at all angles, and the display copes well with motion even during action sequences and other high speed pictures.

 

All in all, this is certainly shaping up to a be great piece of kit and many people are gearing up to invest in one when April rolls around. Once the product launches, it remains to be seen whether it can live up to the expectations given to us by its demonstration at CES, and by its early reviews from the select few who have experienced it up close. Be sure to check back when we update our review post-launch, and feel free to leave your own thoughts on this new LG TV below in the comments section!

 

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