LG 84-inch ultra-def TV launches

LG has launched the world's first 84-inch "ultra-definition" commercial TV into the Korean marketplace.

LG has launched the world's first 84-inch "ultra-definition" commercial TV into the Korean marketplace.

LG's 84-inch 3D UDTV (Credit: LG)

The new television boasts a 3840x2160 or quad full high-definition (QFHD) resolution, which groups it with the other displays competing in the burgeoning 4K space.

"The 4K display market is still in its infancy, but it was important for LG to claim a stake in this space," said the chief executive of LG Electronics Home Entertainment, Havis Kwon.

The unit is 3D enabled and uses LG's Triple XD Engine as well as a Resolution Upscaler, which will allow images from external sources to be rendered in higher detail.

The 3D UDTV also features a 2.2-speaker system, with two 15W sub-woofers and two 10W speakers. As a smart TV, it will have access to LG's range of 1400 apps and come with the latest Magic Remote.

Retailing at 25 million won, or a little over AU$21,000, the TV is unlikely to be flying off the shelves, but it's a clear demonstration of LG's commitment to the next generation of televisions, and the push for 4K from the industry as a whole.

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