FORGET 4K, LG’S 98-INCH 8K TV IS THE WINDOW INTO THE FUTURE WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR
At IFA 2014 in Berlin today, LG unveiled its latest effort in Ultra High Definition television, a 98-inch 8K TV (7680 x 4320 pixels) boasting 16 times the resolution of a normal 1080p HD television and four times that of the latest 4K sets that few people own yet.
That’s right: With consumers only beginning to get their heads wrapped around the notion of 4K Ultra HD TVs, and 4K content just beginning to come available, LG is pushing the edge of the tech envelope in preparation of unleashing 8K televisions on the masses in the not-too-distant future. And that suits us just fine, because this TV is absolutely stunning to behold.
The level of detail this TV was producing is hard to overstate. Pixels were all but invisible from as close at 6 inches, and completely invisible from 3 feet. The result is a picture that comes as close to reality as we’ve ever seen, due in no small part to the sense of depth that is created by the intense resolution. For the first time upon approaching a TV, we weren’t entirely certain it wasn’t a framed work of art. After a few moments of watching moving footage, we were sold. LG’s pride and joy is delicious eye candy, pure and simple.