This $55,000 98-inch 8K TV is actually ‘cheap’
and LG both announced 98-inch 8K TVs at CES and now Changhong, a Chinese consumer electronics company, has one too. And it’s still expensive.
It’s one expensive screen, but compared to the $133,000 85-inch Sharp 8K TV released last year in Japan, it’s a hell of a lot cheaper.
For the money, you’ll get an OLED screen for really deep black levels, increased brightness and higher contrast and a 7,680 x 4,320 resolution that has four times as many pixels as a 4K UHD TV. The 8K TV runs on Android, supports High Dynamic Range+ (HDR) — because every new TV has HDR and it’s the future of TV and content apparently — and Dolby Digital Plus .
The picture quality looked pretty good. The company rep couldn’t tell me if the content playing was 8K resolution or not. Up close, some of the content looked a little pixelated (it might have been 4K or 1080p full HD upscaled) and some looked really crisp (like all the Chinese food it was showing).
The ugliest part is the 8K TV’s stand:
It’s hideously tacky in my opinion and I prefer the stands from LG and Samsung.