LG has announced the pricing and release dates for its 2019 OLED TV lineup, which includes the W9, E9, and the C9 OLEDs. With some of these TVs being the very best anyone can buy now, LG is not friendly enough with the price. The cheapest LG OLED TV in 2019 lineup is $2,499 and the earliest shipping date on the company’s release plan, which is basically a replica of the company’s playbook last year, starts April 15.
According to LG’s announced release schedule, the 55-inch and 65-inch models of the 2019 LG C9 and the 65-inch model of the LG E9 TVs will start shipping in April. LG’s 77-inch C9 model will be available in May whereas the 55-inch E9 will hit stores by June. Also in June, the 65-inch and 75-inch models of this year’s update to LG’s “wallpaper” TVs will be available. For those wondering when the stunning rollable TV will be out, there’s still no release date or a confirmed price yet.
How LG have chosen to brand their TV could be confusing most times, though one fundamental thing is that they all share the same display quality. The 2019 LG OLED 4K TVs share the latest features the company announced first at CES, which include AirPlay 2, built-in support for Amazon Alexa voice commands, improved image processing, etc. LG believes it’s the only major TV manufacturer offering out of the box Assistance for both Alexa and Google. Other TV brands like Samsung, Roku, etc., do offer this support only through external speakers, which you likely own already.
These TV series also feature HDMI 2.1, which future-proofs them for any content that may be introduced in the next many years.
However, these TVs differ from each other is in what’s found around the screen. There are glasses found on all four sides of the E9 series, noticeably at the bottom. For the C9 series, no such fancy attribute is attached to it. The W9 (wallpaper) series share the same display design, making it look almost unfathomably thin.
While other TV makers like Samsung and Vizio are adding AirPlay 2 and HomeKit functionality to their older TV sets, LG is focusing on the upcoming lineups; the feature is only available in its 2019 TVs. However, such a move will really be nice and welcoming if LG reconsiders its stand and adjust the older TV sets.
The table below shows the release months and prices for the following TV series C9, E9, and W9 LG OLED ThinQ TVs. For anyone interested in getting the best price and not in a hurry to get the TV sets, buying them immediately won’t be the best idea. We believe that LG’s 2019 OLED 4K TVs would see big markdowns towards the end of the year.
|Model||Screen size||Price||Release month|
|C9 OLED 4K||55-inch||$2,499||April|
|C9 OLED 4K||65-inch||$3,499||April|
|C9 OLED 4K||77-inch||$6,999||May|
|E9 OLED 4K||55-inch||$3,299||June|
|E9 OLED 4K||65-inch||$4,299||April|
|W9 OLED 4K||65-inch||$6,999||June|
|W9 OLED 4K||77-inch||$12,999||June|