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LG's 97-inch OLED TV behemoth with Zero Connect technology arrives in Singapore (Updated)

By Ken Wong - on 19 Oct 2023, 6:41pm

LG launches a 97-inch OLED TV that uses a wireless box to receive 4K 120Hz pictures

*Updated: 19 October 2023 18:45 with local pricing and availability*

Note: This article was first published on 5 January 2023 and has been updated with our hands-on video.

The Zero Connect box sends video and audio signals wirelessly to the TV in 4K 120Hz.

LG is introducing its 97-inch LG Signature OLED M (model M3) TV that comes with Zero Connect technology.

The TV itself features LG’s One Wall Design so that the M3 and its integrated bracket sit flush against the wall with no visible gap.

The Zero Connect box sends video and audio signals wirelessly to the M3 TV and comes with multiple ports for plugging in commonly used HDMI devices such as set-top boxes, gaming consoles, and soundbars. The box then transmits images up to 4K 120Hz to the TV.

It’s the transmission part that makes it different from Samsung’s One Connect box.

The box also comes with voice-control. Image source: LG.

To ensure the seamless transfer of data from the box to the TV, LG says that the company developed a wireless algorithm that instantly identifies the optimal transmission path. The algorithm also helps to minimise transmission errors or disruptions as it can recognise changes in the immediate environment – such as people or pets moving around the room – and switch paths accordingly. Additionally, for maximum signal strength, the box’s antenna can be easily rotated and/or tilted to align with the TV’s location. From our brief encounter from LG's booth at CES, it's impressive:-

@hwztech Samsung’s One Connect box carries both AV and power to their TV via a cable. LG’s Zero Connect box wirelessly transmit AV, but that still leaves the need for a power cable to the TV. #ces #ces2023 #lg #lgelectronics #lgces2023 #signatureoledm #oledtv #wirelesstv #hwzsg #zachdoesces #fyp ♬ original sound - HardwareZone

To increase usability, the Zero Connect box is voice recognition-enabled, meaning users can turn on and manage the M3 and connected devices using simple, spoken commands.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any news on its pricing and availability. We will update this article when we have more information.

Pricing and availability

Now a large TV should come with a large price tag and the 97-inch TV is priced at S$39,999. It can be found at LG's Online store, Lazada, Shopee, and retail partners Audio House, Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Mega Discount Store, and Parisilk.

TV specs from LG

Image source: LG.Image source: LG.Image source: LG.

Meanwhile, we'll leave you with another interesting demo based on LG's transparent OLED TV for consumers - the OLED T. The future is almost here!

@hwztech An OLED display than can go from transparent to opaque has many, many uses in my book. #ces #ces2023 #lg #lgelectronics #lgces2023 #oled #transparentoled #hwzsg #zachdoesces #fyp ♬ original sound - HardwareZone

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