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LG 84-inch 'ultra definition' 4K HDTV on sale in Korea

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From Engadget:


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It looks like LG is actually going to sell that sweet 84-inch ultra-definition TV we saw at CES. With a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 (UHDTV) it will maintain a full 1080p picture for 3D movies even with LG's FPR Cinema 3D passive glasses technology, and also includes the standard suite of Smart TV features.

We've checked with LG and confirmed that this LCD has a price of 25 million won ($21,925 US) for anyone preordering the 84 units that will be on sale for the first month, and it has a 2.2 channel "3D sound" system.

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post #2 of 22
I was really looking forward to this tv, but as feared, the price tag for the unit is too steep atm
Edited by pennynike1 - 7/20/12 at 3:04pm
post #3 of 22
Doubt it is going to be anywhere near 20K if they release in the US. You have Sharp showing 70" 4K at infocom with $9K estimate and 80" prototype for $12K. Supposedly, it is not much to add 4K panel and electronics, but the limited production numbers causing the high prices. LG is going to be offering 84 units for its launch in Korea, which is account for the $20K price tag, plus you get a whole electronic package of camcorder, 4K up scale blu-ray, etc that is accounting for $2,500.
post #4 of 22
YES PLEASE!!!!

how much is that with an exchange rate?
post #5 of 22
You are probably right. The exclusivity of the initial offering likely has a lot to do with the price tag. I had been considering a 80" sharp, but this 84" new tech has been intriguing.
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Originally Posted by sytech View Post

Doubt it is going to be anywhere near 20K if they release in the US. You have Sharp showing 70" 4K at infocom with $9K estimate and 80" prototype for $12K. Supposedly, it is not much to add 4K panel and electronics, but the limited production numbers causing the high prices. LG is going to be offering 84 units for its launch in Korea, which is account for the $20K price tag, plus you get a whole electronic package of camcorder, 4K up scale blu-ray, etc that is accounting for $2,500.
post #6 of 22
Let's see...for $22K one could get a SIM2 NERO 3D-2 and a 159" screen.
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Let's see...for $22K one could get a SIM2 NERO 3D-2 and a 159" screen.

There is a little different throw ratio involved. wink.gif
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Let's see...for $22K one could get a SIM2 NERO 3D-2 and a 159" screen.

Yawn.
post #9 of 22
Then someone flips on a light and your $23K pj looks like a $230 pj...I have one too, just saying, there is a place for each, and they aren't the same.
post #10 of 22
Hi

just look at price and forget it!!!

extremelly pricey and its not worth such a "classic" panel!
post #11 of 22
A high-end large panel is the best solution for me, so I hope somebody makes one we can buy in CONUS.
post #12 of 22
many times the price in Korea is much more than in europe or us.

i doubt the price will be as high as in Korea.

i bet it will be in the good 10k euro range and max. 15k $ in us.

i looking forward to see this tv as i need it for a show in november.

i hope it can do 3D frame packing for interlace at full resolution not "only" at side by side at half res.
post #13 of 22
Hope it doesn't have the creepy crawly pixels and poor motion resolution, and so on, of the Sharp 85" 8K LCD.
post #14 of 22
Built for the Do-Wells - Oil Sheiks, CEOs, etc. (Facebook Share sellers?)
post #15 of 22
not sure if this is a stupid question or not, but does there even exist media that is 4K--and I'm not talking about upscaled video. What is the purpose of a 4K tv if nothing is made in 4K?
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not sure if this is a stupid question or not, but does there even exist media that is 4K--and I'm not talking about upscaled video. What is the purpose of a 4K tv if nothing is made in 4K?

It will scale to 4K and thus have a denser pixel count, which on a larger size panel would be a good thing...assuming the scaling is of high quality.
post #17 of 22
Fn sweet. I'll take 2
post #18 of 22
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It will scale to 4K and thus have a denser pixel count, which on a larger size panel would be a good thing...assuming the scaling is of high quality.

So... the answer is "no" then. Only upscaled content.
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It will scale to 4K and thus have a denser pixel count, which on a larger size panel would be a good thing...assuming the scaling is of high quality.

It can also do full 1920x1080 per eye Passive 3D.
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Originally Posted by rossthebern View Post

not sure if this is a stupid question or not, but does there even exist media that is 4K--and I'm not talking about upscaled video. What is the purpose of a 4K tv if nothing is made in 4K?

With this resolution, you can run four channels at once, each with full 1080p resolution. That's a godsend for NFL junkies. Even better, break the screen into nine 720p zones, and have the main game on a four-zone section scaled up to 1440p, and five other games (each in 720p, which is what Fox uses anyway) in an "L" across the bottom and up the side of the screen. Sure you'd need an extra dish (or two) and multiple tuners, but you're spending 20K on a TV, so what's an extra couple of hundred a month on your satellite bill? smile.gif

Directv has a version of this called gamemix where it tiles 8 NFL games at the broadcast end (and wastes a ton of screen real estate), but it's pretty much unusable. You need a huge screen to even follow an individual game this way, and even on a big 1080p screen, each individual game has SD resolution at best and is very hard to watch for any length of time. When you consider that a 100" 4K screen can stand in for four 50" HD screens on Sunday or during tournament time, a big 4K panel is pretty enticing, even if there isn't much native content available yet.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by rossthebern View Post

not sure if this is a stupid question or not, but does there even exist media that is 4K--and I'm not talking about upscaled video. What is the purpose of a 4K tv if nothing is made in 4K?

There are 4K camcorders available now in the $4000 range. I bet the footage from these camcorders would look incredible on this display.
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It can also do full 1920x1080 per eye Passive 3D.

thats why i like it:)

if this unit will support frame packing for interlace at 60i 3d i in full resolution and not only at sidy by side in half resolution i will be very happy.
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