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I Really Want to See LG's New 8K OLED TV in Person

I Really Want to See LG's New 8K OLED TV in Person
From Gizmodo - January 2, 2018

CES is less than a week away, which means there are less than seven days before were inundated with news of crazy new TVs, laptops, and random crowdfunded gadgets that probably should never make it to market. LG Display (a subsidiary of LG), clearly hoping to get ahead of the rest of the news, took the opportunity yesterday to announce a giant, potentially gorgeous 8K OLEDthe first of its kind. Im pumped, but what I really cant wait for is to experience it in person and see if it really is as precise, with as rich black levels as the image above suggests.

I mean look at those black levels around the edge of the frame at the bottom. They look borderline Vantablack, absorb-all-known-light levels of black. And the detail on the jewelry is crazy too. Sharp and so crisp it almost makes your eyes hurt to look at it.

But this is a single image provided by LG, so Ill be curious about whether that 8K resolutiontwice the resolution of the 4K displays available todayis really the next big step in TV displays, or if its just a flashy set of numbers to wow people who still own 1080p sets from 2008.

8K resolution means a display that is 7680 x 4320. A 4K display is 3840 x 2160. The 1080p displays still found in most laptops and many older TVs is 1920 x 1080. So 8K is four times the resolution of a 1080p HD display. That means theres a lot more room for detail that normally disappears in lower-resolution displays.

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