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LG Display throws down concept 88-inch 8K OLED TV at CES

The Korean display powerhouse gave us all a peek into the future of huge, extremely high resolution OLED TV here in Vegas.


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OLED TV technology provides the best picture quality we've ever tested, but until now it's been limited to 77-inch TVs and 4K resolution.

A new concept set by LG Display blows through both of those barriers. It's 88 inches -- huge, with an eye-blowing 8K resolution. That's 7,680x4,320 pixels, or four times that of 4K, and 16 times more than the standard full-HD, 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution. 

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LG Display, a sister company to LG Electronics that supplied OLED and other panels to various TV makers, declined to set a price on the TV when it hits the market (for reference, 77-inch 4K OLEDs cost $10,000). It did say we might see one in the next two years, however. 

Actual 8K TV shows and movies basically nonexistent, although they're on the way soon. 8K broadcasting will illuminate the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, for example. 

Samsung, meanwhile, revealed an 8K TV of its own at 85 inches, and it will actually go on sale later this year. That model uses LCD technology, however, not OLED. 

No matter what, you really shouldn't worry about 8K.

Update, Jan. 9: Added photos and impressions from the show floor.

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