LG and World’s First 88-inch 8K OLED Display at CES

LG has announced that it will headline at CES with a massive 88-inch 8K OLED TV. Now, you won’t find my much content to show off on this huge panel, and at 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, it has four times the sharpness of your old hat 4K TV, and 16 times as many pixels as your 1080p set.

LG is touting this only as a demo, so don’t expect the shelves at Best Buy to be lined with models just yet, but we should also expect Samsung to offer something similar for display at the January 9th CES extravaganza in Las Vegas.

This is clearly an upgrade to LG’s 77-inch 4K resolution panel, which costs an eye-watering $20,000, so we also shouldn’t bank on any 8K deals just yet, and as many of you know, CES is commonly a showcase for technology that will become available somewhere down the line. Not surprisingly, the South Korean electronics behemoth has not revealed a model number or pricing for the new unit yet, but consumers should get used to 8K parlance, particularly in light of the promised 8K broadcasting standard to be adopted for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

While rival Samsung has invested in the questionable-performance QLED (Quantum LED) tech, LG continues to power forward as the current industry leader with its capitalization on, and increased production of, OLED panels.

LG claims, “The 8K OLED displays can…maintain their slimmer design, as the self-emissive OLEDs do not need backlight units. LCDs with 8K resolution, however, inevitably get heavier and thicker because backlight units need to be place directly behind the panels to achieve the same level of brightness and picture quality as 4K products.”

Please report back if you get a chance to see the LG demo at CES 2018, or can measure its performance against whatever Samsung will almost certainly announce in the coming days!

 

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13 Comments

    1. You are right. Even 4K it’s a waste in screen that are not giant, cause people would need to sit very close, almost as close as they stay from laptop screens, to see all details. For me 4K TV on LED (LEd backlight on LCD panel) its a hoax, cause even if you sit close enough the LCD by close view create disgusting variances from brightness making center brighter than the edges.
      LCD also crushed shadows and clipp highlights, this without talk about view angle be a lie, since even 8 degrees from center creates distortions in calors and contrast. Refreshing rate problems creates blur in motion, plus blur of video compression encoding.

      OLED it’s better, but costs 2x more and lifespam is only 50%, so it’s like cost 4x more. And have lower light intensity, and cretes burn in efect, so black bars os use a s monitor to go web it’s not a good idea.

      I conclude there is no good technology yet, no TV able to be ok.. I went to store and came out without like one single model. I’m tired of digital craps with lots of defects.
      CRT flat screen, like Sony trinitron,didn’t have problems of view angle distortion even in very low angle, refreshing rate creating blur, non uniforme light distribution on screen, crap dynamics crushing shadows and clipping whites.
      I was happy with good CRTs, and now I can’t find in single decent slim TV, and CRTs are no longer manufactured. Slim screen destroyed my movie enjoyment.

  1. I can see this being a good alternative to projection with that screen size but I agree the 8K is overkill in the home. And at $20K you will not see me running out and buying one anytime soon. Hell I want a true native 4K projector with a high quality 120″ – 160″ screen but I can not afford that ether. Would like to see that in a 120″ screen size at a reasonable and affordable price then maybe.

  2. Guess what folks, you are not getting 8K.

    HDTV for example it’s not trully 1080p ou 1080i, cause compression (real time in broadcast) kill ma lot of details. Blu rays have better bit rate, but also kill detaisl during comopression. In motion the detail loss is even worse, even if the motion is low. 4K use to have a perentual loss of detail meven worse comparing scenes with camera stop mwith scenes with some camera motion.
    I bet 8K will use even more agressive compression or encoders that will try to fit more minutes in a relativelly small space.

    No surprise if such 8K be in reality 4k in true detail and texture. People will not be extremelly close to the screen to see the difference, and will be easilly fooled. People are already fooled with poor HDTV and with 4K Ultra HD blu ray discs films that are just interpolation of movies that was digitally finished in 2K.

    It’s a world of lies and consumism. People being made of fools. Maybe because the goal of many it’s just ostentation, show other people that it’s a expansive device.

  3. Alberto_D

    You are right. Even 4K it's a waste in screen that are not giant, cause people would need to sit very close, almost as close as they stay from laptop screens, to see all details. For me 4K TV on LED (LEd backlight on LCD panel) its a hoax, cause even if you sit close enough the LCD by close view create disgusting variances from brightness making center brighter than the edges.
    LCD also crushed shadows and clipp highlights, this without talk about view angle be a lie, since even 8 degrees from center creates distortions in calors and contrast. Refreshing rate problems creates blur in motion, plus blur of video compression encoding.

    OLED it's better, but costs 2x more and lifespam is only 50%, so it's like cost 4x more. And have lower light intensity, and cretes burn in efect, so black bars os use a s monitor to go web it's not a good idea.

    I conclude there is no good technology yet, no TV able to be ok.. I went to store and came out without like one single model. I'm tired of digital craps with lots of defects.
    CRT flat screen, like Sony trinitron,didn't have problems of view angle distortion even in very low angle, refreshing rate creating blur, non uniforme light distribution on screen, crap dynamics crushing shadows and clipping whites.
    I was happy with good CRTs, and now I can't find in single decent slim TV, and CRTs are no longer manufactured. Slim screen destroyed my movie enjoyment.

    I used to have a killer Proton 625 monitor receiver and it had a mutha power supply. Got into test discs with A Video Standard on Laser Disc. Would bounce back and forth with high APL and low APL and black level was rock solid dispaying a pluge pattern. I do agree though with a large screen size, the Proton was 25 inch, high def makes a difference. Resolution is good but running the display in a linear mode without cllipping is soo much more important. I love the clipping pattern that Spears and Munsil put on their disc. i have always run my display linear and I believe it will last longer and not cut off the video information that would be lost running it in a clipping mode with toooo much contrast or white level.

  4. Dow with 8K !!!
    Give us decent gradients (degradê) instead o banding effects as results of poor 8 bit limitation and video compression problems.,
    Give us a image without any video comopression artefacts.
    Give us a image withou lateral motion blur results from compression problems and refreshing rate problems.

  5. Dave Moritz

    I can see this being a good alternative to projection with that screen size but I agree the 8K is overkill in the home. And at $20K you will not see me running out and buying one anytime soon. Hell I want a true native 4K projector with a high quality 120" – 160" screen but I can not afford that ether. Would like to see that in a 120" screen size at a reasonable and affordable price then maybe.

    If it were only 20k I would be surprised. It would be a bargain for those with the spare cash. Of course I need it to support 3d as well.

  6. I don't want to be buying a new tv and have new HDMI formats that will not be compatible with my other equipment just because equipment manufactures have no problem moving on the the next big thing. I am in no hurry to own an 8K display even though at some point I will ether chose to buy one or end up having to buy one. I seriously do not feel like going beyond 4K content and do not want to go through my small library to repurchase content all over again in 8K. For me 4K is more than good enough and I am sure 4K UHD blu-rays will look very good on a 8K display at some point. We do not have a single 4K broadcast channel in the US and they are just getting around to 4K channels on Direct TV, not sure if any cable providers have any 4K content available. 4K content via streaming and disc media is still limited and the manufacturers are starting to talk about 8K when most people have not even adopted 4K yet and while some are considering it. This acceleration of resolution upgrades is going to cause a backlash with consumers then they will really have trouble selling gear! Dispiet how good 8K may look I do not see people rushing out and getting an 8K display if they become available in the next few years. They need to let 4K have time to run it's cycle with consumers before they shove yet another new tv resolution on us which will there is no current way to get content to the displays. And besides studios are still slow to get 4K content to us and with the format not being out long why would they want to rush out and almost scrap everything and have to develop and redo masters for 8K versions, this is not good for the industry overall IMHO!

  7. gadgtfreek

    Once crossing the 70" barrier I can't see myself going back into the 60" range.

    For movies sure. But we still need sub 40" panels for desktop monitors and these aren't advancing nearly as quickly as big screens are

  8. I can't wait to see 8K. But would have to be a very large screen. Like Dave said no signals to feed it. Makes me laugh how when we can afford these things we are older and hearing and eyesight have gotten worse. Sooner or later video will get to the point of human limits, where we can't see the difference. Of course very large size screens need the 8k but 60" and smaller are fine in 4K.

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