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LG shows off the world's largest 8K OLED TV ahead of CES

The world's first 88-inch OLED display

LG shows off the world's largest 8K OLED TV ahead of CES

LG shows off the world's largest 8K OLED TV ahead of CES

4K is only now starting to become mainstream, with basic 4K TV becoming affordable, a variety of 4K content from Ultra-HD Blu-Rays, streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix alongside a host of gaming content from PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and PC. Even so, display makers are continuing to push forward, not only introducing higher resolution panels but also increased screen sizes. 

LG, one of the world's biggest display manufacturers, has shown off their largest, highest resolution OLED panel to date, offering an 8K resolution (4320 x 7680) and a display size of 88 inches. Previously LG's largest OLED screen was a 77-inch 4K panel, which means that LG has not only been able to manufacture a larger screen but also includes a pixel count that is four times larger.

LG is set to become the world's only provider of large OLED displays, with their chief rival Samsung focusing on their competing QLED (Quantum Dot) panel type. Both OLED and QLED have their advantages and disadvantages, though Samsung is already set to showcase their MicroLED tech at CES, a technology that could replace both OLED and QLED display types. 

  

LG shows off the world's largest 8K OLED TV ahead of CES  

With 4K only being in its infancy, it is hard to see 8K becoming relevant anytime soon. LG first shipped their 4K OLED displays back in 2013, with the resolution only now becoming common within the TV market.

One factor that is working to 8K's advantage is the advent of HDMI 2.1, a display connection standard that already supports 8K 60FPS content with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. The HDMI 2.1 specification will enable the delivery of 8K content to compatible displays with ease, provided it is quickly adopted by the industry. 

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01-01-2018, 17:29:49

NeverBackDown
Pre order now for a reduced price of $30k!
Just wait and see Quote

01-01-2018, 17:52:11

Dawelio
Meh... Why now?. Can anyone really afford this today? And why now, if Samsung is set to showcase their MicroLED technology, which could replace both OLED and QLED. Just a bit pointless in that regard if you ask me .Quote

01-01-2018, 20:25:05

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Chrazey View Post
Meh... Why now?. Can anyone really afford this today? And why now, if Samsung is set to showcase their MicroLED technology, which could replace both OLED and QLED. Just a bit pointless in that regard if you ask me .
MLED is a long way off. It's first application will more than likely come in a smartwatch or smartphone. Besides that picture wise it's not going to be much change compared to OLED.Quote

02-01-2018, 09:09:56

WYP
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Originally Posted by Chrazey View Post
Meh... Why now?. Can anyone really afford this today? And why now, if Samsung is set to showcase their MicroLED technology, which could replace both OLED and QLED. Just a bit pointless in that regard if you ask me .
MicroLED will not be ready anytime soon. Yes, this massive display will not be affordable by consumers today, but people will buy it and the lessons learned while developing it will be applied to other future technologies.

While it is pointless for normal consumers, it isn't pointless for LG and those who plan to develop 8K content in the future. LG has also shown that they can make larger OLED screens, and we all know that people love stupidly big TVs.Quote
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