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LG will unveil a 55-inch 8K TV at CES

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Dec 2014 0:31 User comments (8)

LG will unveil a 55-inch 8K TV at CES According to a new report, LG is preparing to unveil a new TV with 8K resolution at the upcoming CES event in Las Vegas.
The 55-inch TV has a ridiculous 7,680 x 4,320 pixel resolution and 'over 20 display driver integrated circuits installed. The TV also has 500 nits brightness because "unlike conventional displays that use RGB sub-pixels, LG added a W sub-pixel to increase the brightness."

LG built a prototype last month and was so happy that it decided to airlift it to Vegas for CES, which begins on January 5th.

For any demos, LG will use "3D images generated by an unnamed high-quality Nvidia GPU" as there are currently no video sources with support for 8K. While the TV seems out of this world for the current environment, the sources believe LG will move to add an 8K model to their lineup in 2015. "With the know-how acquired from making the prototype, if LG finds good grounds to commercialize the display for mass production, it will do so. LG has already finished up approving the technological viability of the 55-inch, 8K display, and is now starting preparation to commercialize it to make it a product," reads the report.

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8 user comments

114.12.2014 7:36

I've been looking for a new monitor, but have been holding out because I knew something like this would show up. Hope it's going to not cost a small fortune, something I sure it will. Haha


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214.12.2014 10:43

Awesome specs, but too early, IMO. 4K still in the very early stages of adoption. Would be cool to see in person, though. I wasn't overly impressed with 4K in side-by-side comparisons with 1080, but this should be more noticeable; especially in 60" + models.

315.12.2014 21:56

I hope 4k is ditched & 8k is the next standard.

416.12.2014 13:23

Originally posted by Interestx:
I hope 4k is ditched & 8k is the next standard.
While I cannot dispute the fact that 8k is better than 4k (which is better than 1080P), ditching 4K before it's even fully implemented is just going to piss off consumers; especially those that just dropped $2K on that shiny new 4K TV. Most consumers are still happy with their 1080P, including myself. 4K media is still M.I.A., and many households don't have the bandwidth (or ISPs) that can handle that much info yet.

516.12.2014 15:55

The whole article it seams mislead:

This TV's still in the 4K range, since the small # is the one take it in consideration as the commander of the range.

Example:

7,680 * 4,320 = 4320 = 4K
1,920 * 1,080 = 1080 HD
1,280 * 720 = 720 HD
640 * 480 = 480
640 * 360 = 360
etc.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Dec 2014 @ 16:12

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616.12.2014 17:25

Originally posted by Mrguss:
The whole article it seams mislead:

This TV's still in the 4K range, since the small # is the one take it in consideration as the commander of the range.

Example:

7,680 * 4,320 = 4320 = 4K
1,920 * 1,080 = 1080 HD
1,280 * 720 = 720 HD
640 * 480 = 480
640 * 360 = 360
etc.
4K UHDTV (2160p) is 3840 pixels wide by 2160 pixels tall (8.29 megapixels), which is four times as many pixels as 1920x1080 (2.07 megapixels).


8K UHDTV (4320p) is 7680 pixels wide by 4320 pixels tall (33.18 megapixels), which is sixteen times as many pixels as current 1080p HDTV, which brings it closer to the detail level of 15/70 mm IMAX.[4][13][14] NHK advocates the 8K UHDTV format with 22.2 surround sound as Super Hi-Vision.555
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716.12.2014 20:58

The one you call 4K as you say is actually a 2K.
no !?

P.S.
What I see:
This TV makers want to use the higher # as a marketing tool.

Just saying.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Dec 2014 @ 21:04

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821.12.2014 16:55

Originally posted by Mrguss:
The one you call 4K as you say is actually a 2K.
no !?

P.S.
What I see:
This TV makers want to use the higher # as a marketing tool.

Just saying.
I agree and I think this is why some will struggle to see the leap over 1080p, yes it's better but it is not the step forward dome might be expecting.
That's why I think it should die a death & be forgotten before it goes too far.
8k will stand out, 4k nothing like so much.

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