LG 55-inch OLED TV

Despite the unveiling of tablet toasters, wireless wires, and other 22nd century stuff at CES 2012, it’s been TVs, yes, televisions, that have generated a giant slice of the buzz. The buzziest? LG’s 55-inch 55EM9600, which looks like it will be the first sizable OLED TV on the American market. OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode, and it represents yet another step forward in terms of picture quality and form factor. This TV is so thin, you can’t even connect your components to it–a separate control box will host all your inputs and connect to the set with one proprietary cable. When it gets released sometime in the second half of this year (price unknown), the 55EM9600 will feature streaming and social media, the new Magic Motion remote with “four modes,” including a built-in mic, and passive 3D. Scope out our CES coverage, including shots of the LG 55″ OLED TV, here.