CES 2017: LG Announces New Wallpaper-Thin TV


At CES, LG has released a plethora of information about its new 2017 home entertainment product lineup, including what the company is referring to as a “wallpaper-thin” or “picture-on-wall” TV, and with a depth of only 2.57mm, it’s difficult to argue with that analogy. The W7 OLED will be available in a variety of sizes, including 65 and 77", and can attach directly to a wall with specialized magnetic brackets, eliminating the space typically left between the TV and the wall. Even with these brackets, the TV is less than 4mm, or less than 0.16" deep.

All LG 2017 UHD TVs will be compatible with four HDR technologies: HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), and Advanced HDR by Technicolor. They also include a feature called HDR Effect, which analyzes video frame-by-frame to improve brightness in specific areas to give SDR images an HDR look. Ultra-Luminance technology increases peak brightness by 25% over 2016 models. Additionally, the 2017 UHD TVs will all feature Dolby Atmos, which will utilize the TV’s own speakers for a room-filling effect.

LG’s upcoming crop of SUHD TVs will feature Nano-Cell display technology, which places uniformly sized 1nm dots on the panel to help absorb extraneous wavelengths of light. This is designed to provide “more accurate and intense colors” with a capacity to produce one billion colors (representing more than 90% DCI coverage), enhanced black levels, reduced onscreen glow and, along with IPS technology, improved color accuracy for off-axis viewing.

Lastly, LG also announced an upcoming 4K HDR Blu-ray player that will support HDR10 and Dolby Vision content. While details on the Blu-ray player were scarce, 2017 is poised to deliver even more 4K HDR content.


Would you not care for just one more TV, Messeur?   It is wafer thin!

Better get me a bucket!

Well done LG!
How about all connections? Most of them is possible to make wireless but obviously not for power block yet. What the solution is offered there when TV mounted on the wall? How far away the sound bar can be placed (connected) from the unit, does it have long enough cable (as needed in order to keep the "wallpaper-thin” concept)?

Admittedly I haven't read all the specs, but wonder if the design dictates viewing angle of screen or does it need to be mounted pretty much at viewing level?

When mounted on the wall, will one be able to route the connecting cable to the sound bar through the wall to connect it with the sound bar, where all the processing has been relocated?

4 mm = 5/32", not 1/16"

They didn't say 1/16" they said .16" so they are in fact correct.

the artricle did not say 1/16" - it said less than 16/100th of an inch "0.16"

1 inch = 25.4mm

thus: 4 / 25.4 = 0.157" (or 157 thousandths, if one were a machinist!)

Nobody said 1/16"