LG Display's 88-Inch 8K OLED TV To Stoke Geek Lust At CES 2018

LG has announced that it will have a gigantic 8K display on hand at CES 2018 and the display will be a world's first. The 88-inch 8K OLED display will be on hand at the LG booth and shows what we might have in our living room years down the road when 8K content is readily available. The native resolution of the gigantic display is 7680 x 4320 giving it 16 times more resolution than full HD (1920 x 1080). Most people are just now adopting 4K TVs that pack a resolution of 3840 x 2160. 

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LG Display says that this massive screen is part of its commitment to lead the high-end premium TV market, and notes that this product reaches the 8K resolution without having to compromise in brightness.

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"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."

LG reached 8K resolution by reducing the size of each pixel and the aperture ratio. Normally this means reduced brightness, but that's not the case with this display since OLEDs are self-emissive and less affected by aperture ratio. LG Display says a normal LED panel making the jump to 8K resolution will require compensation for the drop in aperture ratio and brightness.

LG states, "The 8K OLED displays can also 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 placed directly behind the panels to achieve the same level of brightness and picture quality as 4K products."

"The 33 million self-emissive OLED pixels in each 8K OLED display create the more delicate images and unmatched picture quality that are already highly regarded in the UHD TV industry. OLED TVs are well-known for their superior picture quality with perfect black, more life-like colors, and wider viewing angles," LG added.

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