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LG B7 Smart TV – 2017 OLED on a budget

LG introduced an amazing new line of OLED TVs this year. Its flagship W7 signature TV model comes in 65-inch and 77-inch sizes and has a display detached from a sound bar which makes it look like a poster on a wall. It also as thin as a credit card. While everyone seems to be fixated on a W7 signature model it worth to remember that it is the most expensive one out of entire LG TV line-up introduces at CES 2017. LG introduced several other TVs which are also based on OLED technology and don’t cost as much as a new car.

LG B7 OLED 4K HDR Smart TV

LG B7 TV line up is based on the same OLED technology which W7 signature so you can expect to see all the amazing features OLED TV technology provides. It has Active HDR with Dolby Vision™ and supports HDR10. Besides new Dolby Vision ™ standard it is also backward compatible with HLG HDR standard. This is also the first TV in its price segment which supports both Dolby Atmos® and Dolby Vision™ in one TV.
LG B7 TVs comes in two sizes: 55-inch (OLED55B7P) and 65-inch (OLED65B7P). Both models share the same ultra-thin designs based on OLED technology. TV display is very thin on the sides and at the top and only gets thicker in the middle to accommodate computing components and ports.

LG B7 TV Tech Specs

Tech specs for LG B7 are following:
– 3840 x 2160 resolution
– OLED Display Type
– Display format 4K UHD 2160p
– HDMI ports: 4 (HDCP 2.2)
– Other inputs: 3 USB, 1 RF In (Antenna/Cable), 1 Composite In, Component In (Shared w/ Composite), 1 Ethernet, 1 Optical, 1 RS232C (Mini Jack)
– webOS 3.5
– Speaker system: 2.2 Channel
– Other features: Active HDR with Dolby Vision™, Perfect Black, Cinematic Color, Billion Rich Colors, Ultra Luminance, Pixel Level Dimming

LG B7 TV Pricing

Pricing was not announced at this moment but it probably will be around $4,000 for a 65-inch model and less than that for 55-inch. LG 55-inch 2016 OLED TV models sell for around $2,000 at Amazon now and 65-inch models sell for $3,500-$4,500.

Skiff Reader Debuts As The Largest As Well As The Thinnest eReader Ever

Skiff reader by hearst with LG micro foil displaySkiff is the result of the efforts put in by Hearst and it was previewed at this year’s CES. Skiff is an eBook reader like no other. It uses LG’s Micro Foil display technology that allows the device to be the largest and yet the thinnest eBook reader in existence. It is so thin that there’s a press photo of ir being bent and it look just like a piece of plastic being bent. But make no mistake about its features because it is pretty well packed and some people are saying that is looks better than even the Kindle DX.

It comes with both WiFi and 3G, the latter of which is brought to you by Sprint. The device is optimized for large format print publications like newspaper and magazines. It will have an undisclosed number of tie ups with various content providers, including the San Francisco Chronicle, as seen in the image on the right. The reader is supposed to enable the distribution and viewing of print media content in rich visual styles including rich layouts and detailed letter faces along with dynamic updates to the device itself. They are probably referring to the availability of 3G on the device and pushing content over the air. It remains to be seen whether the 3G connection is baked into the price of the product like the International Kindle.

skiff reader by hearst using Lg micro foil display

The Skiff eBook reader will integrate with the Skiff e-reader service, which is the equivalent of the Whispernet on the Kindle. But instead of mainly books, think mostly periodicals that you have to subscribe to. The people behind the Skiff are hopeful that this device will help the industry turn around and make some money from subscriptions which are flagging. And the Skiff’s gorgeous and sleek looks are going to come in real handy in those efforts.