When LG's 55EA9800 OLED TV was first introduced into the U.S. market last year, it carried a hefty $14,999.99 price tag. However, although the set was indeed impressive (a thin as pencil, the ability to produce absolute black, and a visually striking curved curved), it still had some short comings for its high price, such as a modest 55-inch screen size and 1080p native resolution.
However, now that the set has been on the market for a about a year, and a new generation of OLED TVs expected to arrive later this year (2014), it seems that the price for the 55EA9800 is starting going down significantly, with LG posting a new suggested price of $7,999.99, and some retailers beginning to sell it for the "bargain price" of $4,999.99.
For that price, you not only get that high-performance curved 1080p OLED screen, you also get LG's passive 3D and Smart TV features as well.
OK, so it isn't exactly affordable when you consider that you can buy a 65-inch 4K Ultra HD LED/LCD TV for a couple of thousand dollars less, and a high-end 55-inch Plasma or LED/LCD TV is less than half the LG's price, but at least the price is heading in the right direction.
In fact, I remember when the first 50-inch Plasma TVs came out, which bolstered a whopping 1024x768 screen resolution for about $20,000. If you were one of those that purchased one, shoot an email or post on my forum.
Currently, the only other equivalent OLED available in the U.S. Market is the Samsung KN55S9 -