LG releases 'world's largest' ultra-definition TV

Aug 22, 2012
An LG Electronics ultra-definition TV with an 84-inch (213-cm) screen. South Korea's LG Electronics has started selling what it claims is the world's largest ultra-definition television, with a view to expanding its share of the luxury global TV market.

South Korea's LG Electronics on Wednesday began sales of what it claims is the world's largest ultra-definition television, with a view to expanding its share of the premium TV market.

The company released an ultra-definition TV with an 84-inch (213-cm) screen to the local market, with a price tag of 25 million won ($22,067).

Overseas sales will kick off in Europe and the United States next month ahead of releases in Asia and Latin America, it added.

The new product comes as global manufacturers seek to drive slowing sales by producing premium TVs with bigger screens and sharper images.

LG releases 'world's largest' ultra-definition TV

LG, the world's number two TV manufacturer, said the new model features not only a large screen but also resolution higher than existing high-definition models, which makes viewers feel "the sense of reality and presence".

Earlier this year top player released a 75-inch full and Japan's Sharp unveiled a 90-inch model.

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5 / 5 (8) Aug 22, 2012
Wondering why the author omitted specifying the resolution. This is a 4K set with 3840?2160 pixels, and it is also 3D-capable.
4.1 / 5 (11) Aug 22, 2012
The side-mounted stereo speakers look uncannily human.
5 / 5 (1) Aug 22, 2012
Wondering why the author omitted specifying the resolution. This is a 4K set with 3840?2160 pixels, and it is also 3D-capable.

Thanks for that.
5 / 5 (1) Aug 22, 2012
I was wondering the same thing... glad you cleared that up etabeta. So is 4K the same as ultra-definition? Are they interchangable?
2.2 / 5 (6) Aug 22, 2012
Faster please. I want my holodeck.
not rated yet Aug 22, 2012
This kind of situation is probably why no one reads tfa on /. anymore, all the info you actually want is found only in comments..
not rated yet Aug 22, 2012
That's because journalists don't actually know anything about anything.
2 / 5 (2) Aug 22, 2012
This is like buying a 720p display. Just wait for 8k or UHD (ultra High Def) TV in about 15 - 20 years. Japan and S. Korea already broadcast in 4k and experimentally in 8k and will probably convert to 8k in a few years. They have the bandwidth and infrastructure to handle such a dense movement of data. The US is nowhere near that level of streaming and it would cost an absolute fortune even if it did. But you if you ever get a chance to see 8k, it's literally like staring at the real world. No need for 3D because the clarity is so eye-popping that you won't be able to distinguish it from reality.
5 / 5 (1) Aug 23, 2012
Watching reruns of I Love Lucy and current episodes of dancing with the stars will never look better.

5 / 5 (2) Aug 23, 2012
If you can't resolve an individual pixel, it's sharp enough. Try as I might, I can't resolve individual pixels on Apple's Retina display (on an iPad). Who needs 8k displays? All that matters now is size: the bigger the viewing distance, the larger the display you need.
not rated yet Aug 23, 2012
Television manufacturers seem to be chasing after this resolution thing. Maybe they are doing it because they all think their competitors are doing it.
I hope the next revolution in television will be something more interesting than ever-increasing resolution. Whatever it turns out to be, it seems unlikely it will be led by the manufacturers.

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