LG To Wow Korean Customers With World’s First 8K LCD TV


The 21st century is all about the brightest and most colorful displays and appliances. LG, proudly boasting of delivering the best selling OLED TV in the world, is seen to promote this idea further with their upcoming 8K LCD TV. With the first 4K TV released just six years ago, LG will be the first consumer-level distributor of 8K premium TVs in the world.

Although intended to be LG’s 8K OLED TV’s cheaper version, the TV will still set buyers back by at least $7,600 or 8.9 million won. So, don’t expect this TV to hit every living room in Korea yet. LG’s 8K OLED TV is sold at $42,000 (50 million won) making it exclusive to people with really deep pockets.

LG, however, will equip both TVs with their second-generation alpha 9 8K intelligent processor which helps filter source quality producing brighter and crisper content and sounds. The 8K TV also has a 6 step noise reduction system that removes unrefined signals to provide a smoother and cleaner feel to the viewer.

The new TV model will be part of LG’s growing 8K TV line up started by their 8k OLED TV that was released just this June.  The company aims to export these TVs to foreign markets such as the US and Europe by the end of 2019’s third quarter.

What Is The Difference Between 8K Vs. 4K TV

The main difference between 8K and 4K displays is the number of pixels they have. 4K displays, when they were released, doubled the number of pixels of 1080p displays to 3,840 by 2,160 from 1,920 by 1,080 pixels. 8K displays did the same thing with 4K by also doubling the latter’s number of pixels to 7,680 by 4,320.

The difference in quality between 4K and 8K TVs are only noticeable for displays that are more than 40 inches wide. These differences will be more visible the larger the screen. Hence, 4K and 8K displays are often exclusive to TVs such as LG’s 88-inch OLED 8K Ultra HD Television.

The IHS (Information Handling Services) Market estimated that the demand for 8K resolution TVs could be expected to grow by as much as 1,300,000 units or 215,000 to 1,428,000 units within the next year.  The sudden influx is attributed to the growing demand for clearer and clearer viewing experiences.

Although already a leader in the TV industry, LG may find competition from other home appliance brands such as Samsung and Sony. Samsung recently launched its 8K QLED TV last April 2019 with a tag price of $100,000. On the other hand, Sony’s made noise when it announced its 98-inch Z9G 8K HDR Smart TV last January with a price tag of $69,999.

Featured image grabbed from CNBC Website.

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