CES, the tech industry’s biggest annual trade show, kicks off next week, which means it’s time for several tool makers to start teasing their many distinguished announcements. LG has already partaken in this process, and this week, its LG Display auxiliary furthered the pre-show hype by announcing a new 88-inch OLED TV row with a super-sharp 8K resolution, which it will showcase at the event.
To put that lingo in easier terms: over being very large, this row should have the gigantic contrariety ratio and low colors of LG’s existent (and excellent) OLED TV panels and 4 times as many pixels as the already-crisp 4K TVs that have just recently depressed to mainstream prices. Officially, the new TV’s fortitude measures at 7680 x 4320, which is twice the straight fortitude and twice the plane fortitude of a standard 4K panel.
LG only talked up the display itself in a press release. So while the row is likely to be used in a future OLED TV set, the company did not divulge any sum associated to price, a recover timeline, or any serve technical details. LG did not immediately respond to a ask for comment.
That isn’t much of a surprise, though. CES is a breakwater for these sorts of absurdly high-end-yet-impractical sets, and TV makers have been showcasing 8K panels at trade shows like CES for years, especially to poke the market’s needle brazen (and furnish articles like this). Don’t be repelled if likewise impracticable TVs are denounced from other manufacturers at CES. Plus, if LG’s new set ever does strech store shelves, it will likely cost as much as a new Miata; LG now sells a 77-inch OLED TV that’s only 4K for a whopping $20,000.
The use of OLED tech should be a bit some-more appreciative to the eye than many of those past ultra-premium sets. And as LG notes, given OLED is self-emissive and doesn’t need a backlight, it should also concede hulk sets like this to be thinner and devour reduction power. Still, 4K already borders on profusion for many vital room setups, chews up some-more bandwidth to stream, and isn’t swimming in local content. That last indicate is positively improving, but 8K would only intensify those concerns for an boost in sharpness that isn’t really manifest unless you buy a large display or lay intensely close to a decent-sized screen.
That said, even if many lucid people don’t need to worry about adopting 8K any time soon, it is clearly the next stop on the treadmill. Last year, for instance, Japan’s NHK rolled out the world’s first 8K TV broadcasts (albeit on an intensely singular basis) with the idea of wider adoption by 2020 (albeit tied to a major inhabitant eventuality in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics). Sony and Panasonic have pronounced they devise to deliver 8K TVs by 2020, too. If zero else, the pull for sets like LG’s should eventually serve drive down the cost of today’s reward TV tech, which is a win.