LG Display unveils 97-inch OLED panel that creates "cinematic" 5.1 sound by vibrating

midian182

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What just happened? LG Display is known for producing some of the best TV technology on the market. The 97-inch panel it's just shown off at a South Korean exhibition sounds like it'll offer an impressive picture, but it also has a feature that could increase its appeal: the panel vibrates to produce 5.1 sound without the use of a built-in speaker.

LG Display announced the 97-inch OLED.EX panel at K-Display 2022 in Seoul, Korea, earlier today. The company says it offers the realistic colors, fine details, and perfect blacks associated with OLED televisions, alongside the benefits of its EX Technology.

LG Display revealed its next-gen OLED EX tech at the end of last year. It addresses the problem of lower peak brightness levels in OLEDs by converting the hydrogen elements present in organic light-emitting elements into stable deuterium, enhancing their stability and efficiency and allowing them to emit more light. This increases picture brightness by 30% compared to conventional OLEDs. The technology is also said to improve color accuracy through personalized algorithms.

Other than that massive size and picture quality, the panel's highlight feature is its use of Film CSO (Cinematic Sound OLED) technology. It utilizes a thin film exciter on the rear of the panel to vibrate the display, creating audio without requiring built-in or external speakers. LG says a 5.1 channel sound system is embedded in the display, enabling performance that offers a cinematic level of immersion, which is quite a bold claim.

This isn't the first time LG has shown off vibrating audio technology. CSO was present in the 48-inch 4K gaming-focused TV (above) revealed at last year's CES. That model also boasted a "paper-thin screen" that could bend from flat to curved, with a radius of 1,000mm, at the touch of a button. There was also a very early version, called Crystal Sound, present in 2019's LG G8 ThinQ phone.

Similar screen-vibrating audio is found in the Sony Bravia AG9 OLED TV, which has some pretty good reviews—tech YouTuber Linus Sebastian certainly likes it.

Televisions that feature the new vibrating panel aren't going to come cheap. Expect to pay around $25,000 or more, the same predicted price as LG Electronics' upcoming 97-inch non-vibrating TV.

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Endymio

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LG Display...addresses the problem of lower peak brightness levels in OLEDs by converting the hydrogen elements present in organic light-emitting elements into stable deuterium...
Aiy yai yai. LG does no such no thing. First of all, there are no hydrogen "elements". There's just one. And LG doesn't 'convert' hydrogen into its isotope deuterium -- something that would require a nuclear reactor -- but simply uses naturally-occurring deuterium in place of protium (1H).
 

yRaz

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"tech YouTuber Linus Sebastian certainly likes it."

Linus will like anything that gets him a sponsored video.
You don't watch many of his videos. I can understand why people don't like him as a social media icon but he is fairly good at staying unbiased. He gets sent stuff all the time that he gives bad reviews to, mostly because the majority of his income doesn't come from ads, it comes from sales from LTT store and his other company, floatplane. Video sponsors are basically paying for the advertising costs of his other business.
 

Uncle Al

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$25,000 ..... hmmmm, I'm going to stick with my plans to pick up a Ford Maverick and use that $2K for gas .....
 

Theinsanegamer

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You don't watch many of his videos. I can understand why people don't like him as a social media icon but he is fairly good at staying unbiased. He gets sent stuff all the time that he gives bad reviews to, mostly because the majority of his income doesn't come from ads, it comes from sales from LTT store and his other company, floatplane. Video sponsors are basically paying for the advertising costs of his other business.
The man barely knows what he is doing anymore. Just watch his server videos for storing all his RAW footage for youtube, and how he has lost it all - twice - because the man has no clue how modern server storage works.

Most of his channels newer videos are less informative then a 10 second google search, pad out their runtime to get those sweet sponsorship deals, and still take the most roundabout useless way of fixing a problem.

He also charged $250 for a backpack and $70 for a $4 chinesium screwdriver, and couldnt even send the tech details of said driver to his manufacturer.
 

yRaz

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The man barely knows what he is doing anymore. Just watch his server videos for storing all his RAW footage for youtube, and how he has lost it all - twice - because the man has no clue how modern server storage works.

Most of his channels newer videos are less informative then a 10 second google search, pad out their runtime to get those sweet sponsorship deals, and still take the most roundabout useless way of fixing a problem.

He also charged $250 for a backpack and $70 for a $4 chinesium screwdriver, and couldnt even send the tech details of said driver to his manufacturer.
If you don't like the guy that's fine, but he release high quality products and his "screw driver," do you even know the story?

Fine, don't like him. I don't like him either, but he isn't a shitty person and a damn honest reviewer
 

BigMeatyClackers

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Weird article. Sony has been doing this on their OLEDs for a while now. The mention of the A9G is also out of touch. For one it came out in 2019 and there have been 2 master series releases that surpassed it. It was also never called AG9 in the US market that's the UK model.
 

kiwigraeme

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So $25000 plus for vibrating 5.1,
Brokies always going to cheap out - get your proper 9.2 to give it respect

Seems to have ratio for movies - so makes the silly 5.1 even more silly - link given doesn't show ratio . Is it skinny enough for 2.35:1 ??