Originally Posted by Richard Adams
No video content is available for purchase in the consumer market at 4K.
We could display still frame pictures from cameras at 4K. That's a lot of money for an LCD picture frame at 84".
The 4K feature is expected to enhance the 3D passive resolution to put this forthcoming 84" LG 3D TV on par with the 82" Mitsubishi active 3D sets which already deliver full 3D resolution to each eye. Those 82" Mits TVs have a street price of about $1800. Where is the justification for the proposed huge price tag for the LG 84" ?
I'm not disagreeing, by the way. LG does mention the TV having a fancy audio system, and typically when this is listed, TVs tend to be overpriced when first introduced. It's an excuse to overcharge, but not justification.
This is very true that no content (other than like you said cameras) are available at 4k right now. And yes Mitsubishi does indeed have an 82" active 3D set with 1080p per eye that streets around $1800. But for one thing, the big Mits is a rear projection set with a larger footprint and it also requires a lamp. Another thing to note is that Mitsubishi still uses Wobulation (as far as I know) to achieve 1080p.
Manufacturing an 82" flat panel LED LCD TV, let alone a 4k capable one is a lot more expensive than manufacturing a rear projection DLP. This is the reason that many who want a super sized 3D TV, and don't want to break the bank, go with Mits. They offer mega bang for the buck!
I think a better comparison on price differences for large screen sets would be to compare Sharp's large flat panel TV's to LG's. Sharp is currently killing the competition by offering huge LED LCD TV's at affordable pricing.
Yes it will most likely be a lot of coin for the 84" LG. And while it's true that the 4k technology will bring passive 3D to the level of current active 3D TV's, for many (myself included) this is really great news.
I want passive 3D, and I want a really large display, but I also would love to have full resolution per eye. This 84" LG brings all of that. I really hope that it's not too outrageously priced to actually buy. If It's priced anywhere near $10,000, I'm getting one!