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8K-Display from LG cost €130,000. But why?

Do you have €130,000 left over after Christmas? Then a look at LG. The South Korean electronics giant announced at the CES 2016 in Las Vegas a 8K-Display which will be from middle of 2016 on the market. And then probably the most expensive TV that world can have.

So far, 8K-screen is object of prestige and proud from development departments. LG wants to change status into top player. The South Korean electronics company presented the UH9809 as high-tech TV, the companies from the second half of the year is 2016 make to order at the Electronics Show CES in Las Vegas. For insane €130.000 – yes that much you have to pay to have this monitor.

8K-Display from LG cost €130-000
Super-UHD-TV from LG: the 8K-Modell UH9809 has a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels. It comes in the second half of the year 2016 on the market. Photo: LG

A lot of wood, but also a lot of sharpness: The 98-inch-tall display achieved an incredible resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels. For comparison: Ultra-HD (4 k), the next evolution to the established HD achieved 4096 x 2160 pixels. So slowly more and more films are available for this resolution. At 8 K, owner must, however, primarily must settle with demo videos. Computer graphic cards can handle this resolution and each one of us will go to hell and back to install CAD or some fractal app to see it in action.

Alternative: 8K-screen from sharp cost €118.000 what is not much cheaper.

LG, however, is not the only manufacturer that offers 8K-Monster. The Japanese electronics company sharp, for example, offers the LV 85001 – TV, whose 85″ LCD Panel also allows a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels. To use it, the owner must connect at the same time all four HDMI connectors to video source.

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The TV LV 85001 sharp. 8K-Screen with 7680 x 4320 pixels. Photo: Sharp

The TV is to the real energy guzzlers. While common 4K-Toys have a capacity from 220 to 320 W, LV-85001 with 1440 W power usage. Pride is reached also here the prize.

LGs new 4K-screen can display 1.07 billion colors

If it must be not 8 K, LG has also new 4K screen in his luggage at CES: these include the Super-UHD models UH9500 (65 inch), UH9550 (86 inches), UH8500 (65 inch) and UH8550 (75 inches). “We are confident that our latest HDR-enabled Super UHD TVs will see in 2016 for much attention. Not only industry but consumers in General are interested,” says Brian Kwon, Managing Director of the home and Entertainment Division at LG.

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Super-UHD TVs from LG: the 4K-Screen can display 1.07 billion colors.

And what could make for sensation? Maybe the fact that the TV thanks to 10-bit Panel can represent more recently 1.07 billion colors. The screen of the UH9500 is only 6.6 mm thick and the frame almost invisible, so that according to LG, the impression that the image floating in space. BB´s even when the sound is news: the engineers have developed together with Harman/Kardon audio pioneers a speaker system called magic sound, which analyzes the environment of the viewer and adjusts the sound to the room condition.