CES 2016: LG Signature OLED TV is just 2.57mm thick

LG today at CES 2016 unveiled its 2016 range of televisions, headlined by what the company calls its "Signature OLED TV". Also known as the LG 77 G6, LG's 77-inch Signature OLED television is just 2.57mm thick, roughly the equivalent of four stacked credit cards.

"It's quite literally a panel on glass," said LG Vice President of Marketing David VanderWaal.

According to VanderWall, LG's much-lauded OLED technology has allowed the company to achieve the staggeringly thin build.

Unlike a more traditional television, OLED panels don't require a backlight. Instead, each pixel is lit up on a case by case basis, allowing for higher contrast imagery, "perfect black" and greater colour accuracy. In case of the Signature OLED, VanderWaal said it can display over a billion unique colours.

"Only OLED can show the brightest whites and the darkest shadows."

The Signature OLED TV is designed to support high dynamic range (HDR) video content, meeting the UHD Alliance’s newly announced Ultra HD Premium specification. The TV also supports Dolby Vision, which at present, is the world's most widely supported HDR standard.

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