If you thought Samsung's 8Kwere expensive, wait till you get a load of the first 8K OLED.
LG's OLED88Z9P, an 88-inch behemoth that's both the largest and highest-resolution OLED TV available, is now available for pre-order at price of $30,000.
TVs based on organic light emitting diode display tech deliver the best picture quality CNET has ever tested. The latest we've reviewed, the , has 4K resolution and starts at $2,100 for the 55-inch size. Expensive, but hardly high-end enough to impress the Bentley-owning neighbors.
8K resolution, meanwhile, promises a sharper picture with 4 times as many pixels as 4K, but there's myriad reasonsthis year. They're crazy-expensive (the cheapest right now, a , costs $4,500), there's no actual 8K content available, and offer over 4K TVs -- and any improvement you might see requires sitting very close to a very large screen.
But if you've got 30 large to drop on a TV, do you really care? The 88-inch OLED is in a class by itself, with an absolutely colossal size that makes 77-inch OLED TVs, the previous OLED size champ, seem puny in comparison. And of course LG throws in all of the image quality goodness and, including next-gen Alpha 9 Pro 2 processing, (robust enough to handle 8K at up to 120fps) and the latest measures to -- which would be a real bummer on a TV this expensive.
Before you reach for your Amex Centurion, however, remember that Samsung and Sony are sellingstarting at $70,000. They're not OLED, but they are bigger. And maybe you'd rather hold off for a smaller, instead. Decisions, decisions.