LG is very popular as a TV manufacturer and is not afraid to implement new ideas. But now the company has unveiled something truly unique – an 8K TV for a whopping 1.4 million euros!
When you think of expensive TVs, models like the LG Rollable starting at 20,000 euros might come to mind. But LG far surpasses that price with its latest model. The company has unveiled an 8K TV with a display diagonal of an incredible 325 inches. With a price tag of the equivalent of 1.4 million euros, the LG TV is probably the most expensive TV in the world to date. It is part of a new concept similar to Samsung’s “The Wall.”
That’s why the LG TV is so expensive
LG uses the so-called DVLED technology, also called Direct View LED, for its new TV. While the LC displays generate the picture in classic LCD TVs and the background LEDs are responsible for the illumination, the concept works a bit differently in the new DVLED technology. As the name suggests, these are also LEDs. But in this case, they provide the image and the lighting at the same time.
In the industry, the concept is also known as Micro-LED. Due to the DVLED technology, the LCD layer can be saved, but huge amounts of LEDs are necessary for this. An ordinary 4K TV with 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution comes to a total of 8,294,400 million total pixels. To achieve this resolution with DVLED technology, however, a TV needs three times as many pixels to display the colors red, green and blue. That would be an incredible 24,883,200 pixels in total.
One pixel corresponds to one LED in LG’s DVLED TVs, which explains the high price. Getting the LEDs small enough to fit all of them in the panel and also have room for the electronics needed to power them was a long process.
Samsung also relies on micro-LED panels for its The Wall concept. Different panels can be combined to form a huge display. LG also allows the combination of different screens and sells its solution in the business as well as the consumer sector. The manufacturer offers the TV modules in different sizes. All of them can be used in combination as well as separately. Full HD panels are available in sizes ranging from 108 to 196 inches, and for 4K the range is from 163 to 393 inches. The aforementioned 8K TV, on the other hand, is only available with a 325-inch display diagonal.
The technology in LG’s giant 8K TV
Although the 8K panel can be used as a single TV, it is certainly intended for larger projections where beamers or similar solutions fail due to their low brightness. Especially since LG’s 8K TV requires a huge free area of 7.2 x 4.05 meters due to the screen diagonal of 325 inches.
Inside, however, LG takes an almost classic approach. The panel offers a high brightness of up to 1200 nits and a contrast ratio of 150,000:1. The TV also supports HDR10 Pro2 and is powered by the Alpha-7 processor. The quad-core chip offers fast performance, can analyze the picture content and adjust brightness and sharpness to ensure the best possible display. Thanks to the chip, it is also possible to scroll through the system quickly. LG relies on webOS as usual.
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