Do you have [insert any amount of money whatsoever] to spend on a new TV? Well lucky you, because no matter what your budget is, it’s a wonderful time to buy one. If you have 47 cents, you can probably get a solid HDTV. If you have $500, you can get a decent 4K set. If you have $20,000, you can get what could be the best TV ever made.
The LG Signature OLED TV G6, a phenomenal-looking 77-inch set that reigns supreme in a mighty lineup of other incredible LG OLEDs, is finally available for sale. Ever since it was revealed at CES 2016, oil tycoons everywhere have been patiently waiting to buy it.
Everyone knew it’d be insanely expensive–the 65-inch version costs $9,000, after all–and boy was everyone right. This bigger one goes for 20 grand. That high cost is largely due to the fact that its massive screen is illuminated with pricey OLED technology. And although LG has radically expanded its OLED TV lineups in recent years, this is the biggest and most beautiful OLED panel it’s ever released. Late last year, Panasonic unveiled its own OLED set, but OLED is still incredibly rare in terms of panel technology.
Oh My, OLED
Despite some amazing LCD sets narrowing the gap, OLED is still considered the best panel technology available. Unlike LCD TVs, OLED panels produce their own light at the pixel level, so no backlight system is needed. They can be much thinner, with blacker-than-soot blacks and pixel-level contrast that no LCD TV can match.
While O-L-E-D are the four most-expensive letters in TV land, you’re not just paying for what that acronym gets you. The Signature OLED is gorgeously designed, with a display bonded onto a big slim sheet of glass and an articulating 4.2-channel Harman/Kardon speaker base with that pumps out 80 watts. You flip it down when you mount the TV on the wall, and use it as a pedestal base when it’s resting on your entertainment center. And it better be a sturdy entertainment center, because the set weighs 115 pounds.
And of course, this TV does all the things you’d expect a super-pricey set to do in 2016. Naturally, It’s a 4K panel. It does HDR, with support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10 content. You also get a little bit more for your lot-of-money: The college-education price tag signs you up for round-the-clock VIP service as part of LG’s new Signature Concierge program. Not only do you get automatic front-of-the-line tech support, but they’ll also throw in an LG tablet and a $200 American Express gift card.
Even if you don’t want the amazing TV, $20,000 for a free $200 gift card is a pretty solid deal.