If you’ve just purchased a brand new 4K television you might want to stop reading this article right now.
LG has just revealed its all-new TV which the Korean firm is boasting is the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED display.
4K is currently the format which many consumers have opted for but 8K takes the picture quality to a whole new level.
In fact, LG says its latest television offers a resolution with 33 million pixels – that’s 16 times more than Full HD and four times more than new Ultra HD sets.
This expansion of its OLED product portfolio reflects LG Display’s commitment to lead the high-end premium TV market.
“The successful development of the world’s first 8K OLED display is a milestone for the 8K era and underscores the exciting potential of OLED,” said In-Byung Kang, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at LG Display.
“OLED is clearly a next-generation technology leader and for this reason, LG Display is accelerating its research and development into OLED so that we can provide differentiated products to customers and markets.”
LG says the significance of ultra-high 8K resolution panel development is higher resolution without compromising brightness.
The 33 million self-emissive OLED pixels in each 8K OLED display create the more delicate images and unmatched picture quality that are already highly regarded in the UHD TV industry.
OLED TVs are well-known for their superior picture quality with perfect black, more life-like colours, and wider viewing angles.
There’s no word on price or availability of this new 8K TV but LG will be showing off this latest tech at CES 2018 which opens its doors next week in Las Vegas.
Clearly this new 8K TV will be hugely impressive but finding content to watch on it may not be easy.
Most programmes are still beamed to homes in standard HD with only a limited number of broadcasters opting to supply 4K content.
Amazon, Netflix and Sky have all adopted 4K and the BBC recently announced it was broadcasting its Blue Planet documentary in this ultimate format but the majority of programmes aren’t available to be viewed in Ultra HD.
More shows are expected in the future with the BBC fully backing this technology with Matthew Postgate, Chief Technology and Product Officer, BBC Design & Engineering, saying: “The extra quality that Ultra HD, HDR and the wider range of colours brings to audiences is unparalleled.
“Making the full series available in Ultra HD and HDR on BBC iPlayer is the next step in reinventing the BBC for a new generation, and there’s not a better place to start than with the stunning Blue Planet II.
Published at Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:47:00 +0000