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LG Reveals An Insane 8K OLED Display

According to most experts, LG clearly has the best televisions available now, with their 4K OLED screens delivering amazing picture with a beautiful design. But companies like LG push the boundaries and continuously innovate in the ever-competitive market—which is exactly what they are doing with their next big thing: 8K displays.


Yesterday, LG made the announcement of the “world’s first” 88-inch 8K OLED display ahead of next week’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show). As you might have guessed, 8K is twice the resolution of the already-impressive 4K. It has a whopping 33 million pixels with a resolution of (7680×4320).


The press release, in part, states:


“The successful development of the world’s first 8K OLED display is a milestone for the 8K era and underscores the exciting potential of OLED,” said In-Byung Kang, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at LG Display. “OLED is clearly a next-generation technology leader and for this reason, LG Display is accelerating its research and development into OLED so that we can provide differentiated products to customers and markets.”


Keep in mind, cinemas are currently only in 4K. And 4K already looks stunning, so it’s hard to fathom what twice the resolution will look like.


The question becomes if 8K is even necessary—or rather, feasible—for everyday consumers. Cable and satellite (aside from a few channels with very limited content) aren’t even past full-HD (16-times less resolution than 8K) yet, so it probably won’t be for a while until 8K is available in the mainstream.


But on the other hand, Blu-rays, and perhaps more importantly, streaming services like Netflix might be able to hit the 8K capacity—they already have shows in 4K and appear way ahead of cable in that regard. And it’s safe to say the huge 8K displays will initially be priced at astronomical numbers that’ll only take several sold units to hit big sales numbers. There will be people out there that have the money and want to spend it on LG’s best new display.


Someone get me a ticket to Las Vegas for CES. Or a ticket for the television to fly from Vegas to right into my living room… Or maybe the winning numbers for the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots near $800 million.


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