LG Unveils 88-Inch 8K OLED TV, First In The World

The world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display boasts 33 million pixels- four times as many pixels as current 4K UHD TVs- although so far there is very little 8K content to watch on

The 7680 X 4320 resolution screen will appear on the LG stand however you may have to wait till 2019 to get your hands on an 8K TV with the Japanese Olypics set to be one of the first major sporting events set to be shot in 8K using cameras developed by Panasonic.

LG will also be showcasing its 2018 speaker lineup at CES 2018, along with its new 32-inch UHD 4K monitor (model number is 32UK950). So LG made a decision to do everyone else better by unveiling an 88-inch, OLED Display, 8K TV.

The previous record-holder for the biggest OLED display TV only touched 77 inches and it only featured 4K resolution.

Earlier, the largest OLED screen size was 77-inches and it only came with 4K support. LG's 77-inch 4K OLED display, the OLED77G6P, now costs a mere $20,000. Not because LG pays us to say so or because we just have a bias towards their products (we're also nearly invariably critical of the company's rather crappy budget 4K UHD TVs), but because OLED really is some of the best 4K TV display technology we've ever seen for faithfully rendering consumer entertainment in 4K HDR.

Also, 4K TVs have only just begun to enter the mainstream TV market that has so far been, and still is to some extent, dominated by Full HD TVs. Or, at that point, you might as well consider investing in a killer 4K projector if you really need a huge image. According to Engadget, which first reported on this, LG will be showcasing the 8K resolution OLED display at CES. And of course, it'll be even longer before they're somewhat affordable, and longer still before 8K content is readily available. "LCDs with 8K resolution, however, inevitably get heavier and thicker because backlight units need to be placed directly behind the panels to achieve the same level of brightness and picture quality as 4K products". However, Samsung does have an 88-inch TV which features a 2,160p (4K) resolution, HDR, and built-in Wi-Fi.

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