Three years after its massive CES 2019 debut, LG’s foldable OLED R TV is finally available in the US – don’t expect to find Best Buy in your area. In the changes found by HD GuruRecently LG updated its international website to add a button. “Ask to Buy” on the OLED R product page from the Internet Archive, it appears that the option has been available since April 6th. Tapping will give you the contact information of a local sales representative.
There is no mention of US prices on the website. In South Korea, where LG has been selling the OLED R since October, it costs 100 million won at the current exchange rate, that’s about $ 89,000.For that money, you can get a 4K TV that can handle different viewing positions depending on it. On the number of panels you want to see. For example, in Line View, only a portion of the screen is visible to show the time, weather and music controls. Besides hiding the screen completely, it can be downgraded to avoid using the inbox when watching movies. Other boring features include AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support, as well as a variety of voice assistants.
Fortunately, if you̵7;re looking for a more affordable OLED, LG’s 2021 lineup starts at $ 1,299 for a 48-inch set scheduled for June release. Even LG’s mid-range C1 family doesn’t set you back nearly as much as the OLED R with the 48-inch model for $ 1,499, and if you already own a good TV, you can get a bunch of useful accessories for a lower price. $ 100