LG Display introduced a brand new 97-inch OLED EX TV panel that vibrates to produce 5.1 audio with out the assistance of a built-in speaker.
The big 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 straight from the OLED with out the necessity for extra audio system. LG Display claims the 5.1 channel system will supply a “cinematic level of immersion,” which is a daring declare contemplating all of the sound will probably be coming from the TV quite than encompass sound audio system positioned behind the viewer.
While we are able to’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 could have improved since. Looking at critiques for the Sony Bravia AG9, an OLED TV that options comparable vibrating panel know-how, Expert Reviews called it “one of the best-sounding TVs on the market.” That’s not fairly the identical as “cinematic level of immersion,” however it does bode properly for LG’s personal branded providing.
LG Display’s 97-inch panel makes use of the identical OLED EX technology discovered within the newest flagship OLED TVs from LG and others to create a brighter and extra correct picture. LG Display calls it the most important OLED panel ever made, though the corporate’s client electronics division, LG Electronics (whose TVs use panels produced by LG Display), already introduced a 97-inch OLED TV back in January 2022 with out the vibrating sound characteristic.
LG Electronics’ 97-inch OLED ought to hit retail channels for round $25,000 later this yr, in accordance to FlatpanelsHD. That means you may count on any TV produced round LG Display’s new vibrating panel to be round that very same worth or possibly a bit extra.