May 24, 2024

LG M3 Wireless OLED TV Update: Three Sizes Confirmed

Much as everyone loved LG’s show-stealing 97-inch wireless M3 OLED TV when it was unveiled at January’s CES in Las Vegas, speculation immediately began about when or even if LG would ever actually release it as a product consumers could buy. And if they did, how much it might cost. Especially after the eye-watering sums attached in the past to high-concept TVs such as the brand’s ‘rollable’ OLED TV.

Now, though, we have the answers to these questions – and I think consumers attracted by the design purity the M3 represents will be pleasantly surprised with the results.

For starters, LG has now absolutely confirmed that the 97-inch version unveiled at the CES will not be the only model in the M3 range. It will be joined when the range launches this September by 83 and 77-inch screen sizes. As well as providing much more manageable options for households simply not able to cope with enormity of a 97-inch TV, these two smaller sets also make the M3’s designer wireless tech much more accessible to people who don’t have an oil well at the bottom of the garden. So while the 97M3 will set you back a, um, intimidating £27,999.99, the 83M3 and 77M3 will be available for a much more approachable £7,999.99 and £5,999.99 respectively.

This works out at £1,200 more than the 77-inch G3 (the G3 range uses the same core OLED panel tech, but without the design-friendly wireless connectivity) and £1,000 more than the 83-inch G3. (US pricing is expected to be confirmed next week, and I’ll update this article as soon as I get it).

Note that as with the G3 range, the 77-inch M3 carries LG’s outstanding new brightness-enhancing micro lens array technology, while the 83 and 97-inch M3s do not.

The M3 sets can be hung on your wall using a ‘zero gap’ mount, or be placed on floor-standing, easel-style legs. As we saw at the CES, even the 97-inch model can be placed on this stylish floor mount option.

The M3s aren’t – inevitably – entirely cable free. The screens require a power cable to run into them, of course. That is it, though. Everything else must be connected to the external Zero Connect box provided with the M3 screens. As well as making that screen’s sleek chassis look gorgeously minimalist and clean once it’s set up, the freedom from being physically tethered to your sources makes it easier to place the screen anywhere in your room that you want it to go – and by the same token lets you place your sources pretty much any place you like – even on the other side of the room.

The Zero Connect Box your sources need to connect to uses proprietary LG technology to transmit large amounts of data at up to three times the speed of the Wi-Fi 6E standard, uniquely enabling video signals (along with Dolby Atmos sound and HDR, including Dolby Vision) to be delivered wirelessly and losslessly all the way up to 4K/120Hz. A feat it backs up with low enough latency to enable you to still be able to game competitively.

The Zero Connect Box’s transmission system is equipped with technology that helps it work its way around objects that might get in the way of its signals, and is rated to a range of up to 10m between the Zero Connect and the screen.

The Zero Connect carries three HDMI 2.1 ports, one of which supports the eARC system for passing Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio losslessly to compatible external audio systems. Alongside those will be two USBs, an optical digital audio output, a LAN port, an IR Blaster output, an RF input, and an RS-232 port for adding the M3 to a wider home control system.

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