LG Makes a Case for Uber Expensive Ultra HD TVs

Boy, it must be nice to live like a 1 percenter (speaking about the wealthy, not the outlaw motorcycle club), but even the filthy rich practice prudence every once in awhile. And when it comes to LG Electronics' ginormous 84-inch Ultra HD 4K television, I can share with you 22,000 reasons why not to buy it. Yes, the TV that's wider than a car costs more than a compact Kia with it's $22,000 price tag, and if you're still on the fence, just look around at all the non-4K content out there.

Still, it's 84 inches of screen real estate, it has built-in Internet functionality making it "Smart," and it supports 3D, so the 4K resolution (3840x2160) isn't the only thing going for it. Not only that, LG can counter my argument with over 6 million reasons why this TV belongs on the market.

LG 84LM9600

In the past five months of availability, LG has sold 300 of those 84-inch Ultra HD TV sets, which works out to 60 early adopters per month, a Korean newspaper reports. More importantly, at the $22,000 asking price, that translates into $6.6 million in sales. That's a lot of cash, and it's not like LG's 4K set is the only game in town, though clearly it's emerging as the most popular. For how long depends on when competing TV makers get the memo that there's a market for these things.