The third-generation Grundig OLED TV will support three HDR formats, including Dolby Vision. It will also be compatible with Amazon Alexa.
Three HDR formats
Turkey’s Arçelik holds the rights to the Grundig TV brand in Europe. The company introduced its first Grundig OLED model in 2016 but it was largely a no-show around Europe. The second-generation VLO9795 was more readily available.
The third-generation model will be called VLO9895 in most of Europe. The big news compared to last year’s version is support for Dolby Vision HDR. In addition, the new 4K OLED TVs will support HDR10 and HLG. There is no support for HDR10+.
- “OLED TV technology delivers infinite contrast, purest blacks and perfect colors thanks to the self-illuminating pixels. Combined with Grundig’s new UHD+ Processor, the new series brings true-to life images to your living room with incredibly rich colors, infinite contrast, perfect sharpness and fluid motions,” the company said.
The company added that the TVs will come with the ‘Grundig Vision’ operating system. In 2015, Arçelik – and Grundig – joined team Android TV but the company seems insistent on using its homegrown platform. We asked Grundig about it and were told that it is still too early to talk about Android TV. Regardless, you should still be able to access Netflix after a firmware update.
The new TVs will be compatible with Amazon Alexa voice commands. Furthermore, they will be equipped with three HDMI ports and a 3-channel 45W stereo system.
The company also announced new ‘Nano UHD’ TVs based on LG.Display’s edge-lit IPS LCD panels. These 55 and 65-inch VLX9850 models will support Dolby Vision, with pricing starting at around 1400 Euro.
Grundig VLO9895 OLED will be available in 55 and 65-inch sizes in Europe in late 2018 or early 2019, depending on your region. Pricing is expected to start around 1800 Euro.