A groundbreaking, nearly-wireless TV makes its way to the UK market
LG’s ambitious 97-inch Signature OLED M TV, featuring a near-wireless design, only requiring a single power cord. It is ready to make its debut outside its home country of South Korea.
The new model from LG comes with an exciting innovation: the “Zero Connect Box.” This device, which operates with your gaming consoles, set-top boxes & Blu-ray players. It can wirelessly transmit content to the TV in up to 4K 120Hz quality.
This technology allows a nearly wire-free experience, with the only physical connection being the power cord.
UK Pricing and Release Information
The 97-inch Signature OLED M (model 97M3) will hit UK stores in September with a price tag of £27,999. Joining the lineup are two other TV models equipped with the same “Zero Connect technology” – the 83-inch OLED evo priced at £7,999 & the 77-inch OLED evo for £5,999. Details regarding US pricing and availability remain undisclosed, although a release in America and Europe is promised for “later this year.”
Zero Connect Box – A Game Changer
The back of LG’s Zero Connect Box showcasing HDMI ports, USB, Ethernet, and Optical audio.
While LG’s claim of creating the “world’s first wireless OLED TV“ might seem overstated due to the presence of the power cord, the appeal of the Zero Connect Box is undeniable. This device comes with three HDMI 2.1 ports, enabling users to set up their entertainment devices up to 30 feet away from the TV.
However, going completely wireless would necessitate battery operation, an approach currently being explored by LG’s competitor. Despite the allure of a cordless experience, this approach has its drawbacks.
Specifications and Performance
The Signature OLED M TV is equipped with Dolby Atmos audio, Dolby Vision HDR, and Nvidia hardware-compatible G-Sync for variable refresh rates. The TV’s Zero Connect Box houses three 4K 120Hz HDMI ports, two USB-A, Ethernet & optical audio.
Other than its wireless capability, the TV’s features align closely with LG’s G3 OLED, as noted by FlatPanelsHD. LG’s proprietary AV transmission technology reportedly offers triple the speed of Wi-Fi 6E. The real test, however, will be to determine the latency of this wireless solution – a crucial factor for gamers who rely on OLED TVs for their near-instantaneous pixel response times.