LG-SIGNATURE-OLED-TV-W_21It’s the TV that has all the home theatre buffs abuzz. Even ordinary folks who don’t follow TV technology closely are doing double-takes; earlier this year LG unveiled its so-called Wallpaper TV at CES 2017. What is Wallpaper TV? Practically paper-thin, the LG Wallpaper TV (dubbed model “W7”) is only about a millimetre thick, so it goes on your wall almost like a sticker, or a sheet of that magnetic plastic. Officially it’s called the LG Signature 4K OLED TV, but you’ll no doubt be more drawn to its nickname.

LG’s 4K OLED Wallpaper TV is a game-changer

LG has changed the way it builds these TVs so they can be mounted closer to the wall than ever, meaning less visual clutter in your home. Using individually lit pixels there’s no backlight needed—so it’s impossibly thin. It’s truly like hanging a picture on your wall; in fact in many cases this TV will be thinner that even most framed pictures.

If you consider this new technology for a moment, it is a total game changer. For decades, we’ve designed entire rooms around TVs: they were furniture. Over the past decade televisions became progressively thinner; you could wall mount them! However, they still took up a lot of space. LG has changed TVs forever. With this ultra thin, paper-thin, technology, you can hide your TV behind an actual painting or framed art piece if you really want, or behind a curtain, or a screen. The options are endless. And it’s still going to deliver top quality video.

This hyper-thin LG Wallpaper TV technology is made possible thanks to self-lighting pixels that bring vibrant colour, rich blacks, and infinite contrast to bring all your movie classics, sports or nature documentaries to life.w7-big-screen-sound LG wallpaper tv

LG W7 Wallpaper TV has 4K & HDR technology

The TV isn’t just bold on looks. It’s also packed with the latest TV technology. The LG W7 OLED TV has 4K resolution. A quick recap; 4K TV is the highest resolution you can get in a TV today; it’s four times more detailed than even full HD so it makes lines razor sharp, and creates a video picture so real you’ll want to reach out and touch it. (Read more about 4K TV technology here).

Running low on 4K content? With the LG W7 OLED TV it’s no problem; a 4K upscaler analyzes and upgrades regular HD content in a multi-step process that tweaks images for better detail and clarity.

New TV technology now is also all about colour. HDR technology (High Dynamic Range—read about it here) helps the TV produce billions more colours, so what you see on screen is more realistic, more subtly shaded and more like real life. If you think about older TVs you know you got the basic red-yellow-blue colours but the picture just wasn’t realistic. Today, you can can get thousands of shades of green in a forest scene for gorgeously realistic nature shows, or a thousand shades of sand so that Matt Damon’s Martian landscape looks ultra real. It’s the kind of thing that’s really hard to describe in writing—pop into a Best Buy to see it for yourself.LG w7-video-wallpaper tv w7

HDR TVs are also about light; gone are the harsh brights and washed-out blacks of old. Now you get brighter bright spots without glare and true, deep blacks that haven’t been easy to replicate on video before. Plus LG’s ULTRA Luminance technology boosts peak brightness to make picture quality even more dynamic, while LG’s Perfect Black Panel with an anti-glare coating allows for all 8.3 million OLED pixels in the LG W7 OLED TV  to turn off individually for absolute black and infinite contrast so that every intricate detail is visible, even in the darkness.

LG Wallpaper TV is smarter than smart

Today’s TVs need streaming power; it’s just the way we watch our entertainment now.  LG Smart TVs come with webOS 3.5 built right in. LG’s smart operating system lets you access apps or stream shows from YouTube, Netflix or a host of other services. Plus you can pair your Bluetooth devices and use them to play music through the TVs speakers, surf the internet on the browser, and even record what’s on screen. LG’s Magic Remote will guide you through whatever you want to do.

And so you’re never fiddling for a spare port for your peripherals, the LG W7 OLED Wallpaper TVs come with 4 HDMI ports and 3 USB ports so you can hook up a range of devices, including Blu-ray players, game consoles, and even USB thumb drives.

Great sound comes standard on LG Wallpaper TVs

Dolby Atmos is the gold standard for home audio today, and the LG W7 TV has it. You can expect powerful, cinematic, full-range audio from the powerful 4.2-channel 60W speaker system, since OLED Surround with Dolby Atmos technology makes it seem like sound is coming from all around you.  It’s a truly 3D audio experience.

Interestingly on this particular TV the speakers aren’t part of the screen package; it’s much too thin to incorporate speakers. Instead they’re housed in a separate unit that can be wall mounted or placed on furniture depending on your set up. But that lets LG build more audio power into the unit so it’s got more capability than most built-in speakers.

This is the kind of futuristic new-age TV technology we dreamed of when we were kids. Now it’s reality and you can get your hands on it today. Check out the LG Signature 4K OLED TV at Best Buy.

Erin Lawrence
Editor TV and Home Theatre
Erin is a journalist, writer, and TV producer with a fascination for technology and a love of gadgets. Check out her blog TechGadgetsCanada.com