Finally the wait for LG’s 8K TVs is over. The 88-inch LG 8K OLED (88OLEDZ9) and 75-inch LG 8K Nanocell TV (75SM99) will hit the shelves this month.
According to LG, the upcoming 8K resolution is four times better than a 4K TV and 16 times than a Full HD TV.
The two 8K models uses LG’s latest a9 Gen 2 8K processor. Both support HLG formats, HDR and Dolby Vision. Four HDMI 2.1 ports are offered and 8K video can pass through cables at 60fps, or 4K video at 120fps.
Both the LG 8K TV sets will first be released in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia.
LG argues the TVs can achieve the Contrast Modulation (CM) in the 90 percent range and this should be called the real 8K with pixels of 7,680 x 4,320.
LG adds the Information Display Measurements Standard (IDMS) standard in the two TVs just requires 25 percent for images, or 50 percent for text.
Meanwhile, the 8K Association that includes members like Panasonic, Samsung, TCL and Hisense has set out its own 8K TVs standard like HDMI 2.1 ports, 8K resolution, at least 600 nits peak brightness and high enough frame rates.
TCL is not a member of the organization that encourages the adoption and development of 8K.
The 8K will become a more regular occurrence at homes and so the 8K Association wants to look at that people don’t end up with such TV sets that don’t perform 8K as expected.