LG's $30,000 88-Inch OLED TV Now Available, Will Support HomeKit and AirPlay 2

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    LG today announced that its new 88-inch 8K OLED and 75-inch 8K LED smart TVs are available at select U.S. retailers starting today, priced at $29,999 and $4,999 respectively. LG says both models will receive a firmware update that enables HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support later this fall.

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    AirPlay 2 support will enable users to stream videos, music, podcasts, and more directly from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to these TVs, with no Apple TV box necessary. And with HomeKit, users can easily control the TV's power, volume, source, and more using Siri or the Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

    LG says the 88-inch model is the largest OLED TV ever, with an 8K Ultra HD resolution of 7,680x4,320 for a total of nearly 33 million pixels. The TV features a slim-bezel display with a brushed aluminum stand and comes with an integrated 80W speaker system that is said to deliver powerful sound.

    LG first rolled out HomeKit and AirPlay 2 to select 2019 OLED and NanoCell 4K UHD smart TVs with ThinQ AI capability in July, with remaining 4K UHD TV series in LG's 2019 lineup slated to receive the features in October.

    Many customers have petitioned LG to offer AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on its older smart TVs, but the company has not budged so far, noting that it "cannot guarantee" that pre-2019 models "will be able to deliver a seamless user experience." LG did note that it "may be a possibility in the future."

    AirPlay 2 and HomeKit are also available on select Vizio smart TVs, and Sony promised to roll out the features in summer 2019, but it has yet to do so. Samsung offers an Apple TV app and AirPlay 2, but not HomeKit, on select TVs.

    Article Link: LG's $30,000 88-Inch OLED TV Now Available, Will Support HomeKit and AirPlay 2
     
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    For the cool price of a car.

    I could build a kick ass home theater with a 120" projector for that cost. By that cost, I mean $20K less. There is something severely wrong with pricing when the 75" is $5K.
     
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    I may, in a couple of years, when the price drops to $3000 or less.
     
  5. Freida macrumors 68000

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    Who has a living room like that? I would love to have that view :)
     
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    Sure! For a $1000 Stand Fee.
     
  8. rubberfish macrumors member

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    The same person who can afford a $30k TV! :D
     
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    For $30000, the Window should be the TV.
     
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    I’ve never understood why 37% more surface area costs 6x more when it comes to TVs.
     
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    Buyer beware — the HomeKit connection that rolled out in 2019 LG OLED sets with the July firmware update doesn’t work. There’s some kind of a Bluetooth conflict (perhaps with the LG Magic Remote) that prevents adding these TVs to the Home setup on your Apple device.

    Hopefully, a new firmware update will fix this soon. I’m not sure about this new 75-inch model, but it’s a problem with the 65-inch, and 55-inch models.
     
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    You can get the same results for free with a smaller TV if you sit closer to it.
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    Thank you! You just saved me $30,000. :D
     
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    Because rich people
     
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    Imagine dropping $30k on a TV. I guess there's a small TV market out there for the Jeff Bezoses of the world and this would appeal to them :rolleyes:
     
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    I need one of these TV’s for each eye.
     
  16. Freida macrumors 68000

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    Sure, but there is not that many places with this view :)
     
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    If I had a mountain chalet with a 30 ft panoramic window overlooking the Alps, the first and only thing I would put in front of it would be a giant TV.
     
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    Maybe because the 88-Inch one is OLED – the 75-inch is LED.
     
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    The rich.
     
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    There's currently nothing in 8K to watch on it. And by the time there is, LG will want you to upgrade to a newer model in order to do so. ;)
     
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    There is always that price jump from 55" to 65", usually $500 - $2000, but the 75" to 88" jump is insane....over $20K.
     
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    I thought that was a typo.
     
  24. hermes16 macrumors member

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    a $10,000.00 Apple stand
     
  25. j3x macrumors newbie

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    for 30k it better get more than one year of support... LG has bad long term support from what I've seen and yeah for 30k it better have airplay 2
     

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