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LG Super 8K TV Available on the Market – What’s so great about it?


Described as being ready for series production, the first Super 8K UHD TV offers a screen measuring 249 cm in diagonal and a lot of advanced technologies.

Known as LG UH9800, the new TV expected to be shown to the public during the exhibition CES 2016 (January 5 to 8) and is based on an IPS screen augmented with LG True Black technology and Contrast Maximiser, promising viewing experience quality worth of envy.

Accordingly to the 7680×4320 pixel resolution, this format allows the display of 8K images up to 4 times sharper than is possible with a normal 4K television and 16 times sharper than a Full HD TV can display. Of course, to perceive all these details you need a proper source for video signal, generated using 8K video cameras and transmitted without noticeable loss of quality. Unfortunately the available content offer is very limited for viewing 8K video, making a Super 8K UHD TV purchase an investment not only costly, but also almost unnecessary.

Fortunately, LG completes the offer of Super UHD TV and 4K TVs as well, suited to offer content currently available for viewing. Thus, depending on the ambitions and the available budget you have to choose between UH9550 series with 86˝ screen and UH9500 series with 65˝ screen, both featuring IPS display technology, LG True Black and Contrast Maximiser, respectively HDR Plus processing for a HDR viewing experience, even without a video source filmed in this way.

LGs’ flagship, UH9550, is highlighted with a shell thickness of only 6.6 mm, the screen frame being almost invisible. Both models complement the visual experience with sound played through the Harman-Kardon speakers designed by experts, reducing the need for a dedicated audio system.

For now, the news does not indicate anything new in the OLED TVs segment; the decision is not surprising given the very high costs involved in producing these screens. The situation may improve, but not earlier than 2018, when is scheduled for LG to commission a new plant designed to produce OLED screens.