LG has today launched in Korea the world’s first 84in Ultra Definition 3D TV – and it’s planning to roll out the model, which offers four times the resolution of current Full HD TVs, in global markets from next month.
But it won’t be alone with bigger, better-resolution TVs: so far we’ve heard of plans by both Sony and Toshiba to show similar screens at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) consumer electronics show, which opens to the public in Berlin at the end of next week.
Launching the new TV in Seoul, the president and CEO of LG’s Home Entertainment Company, Havis Kwon, said the company was putting down its marker in what it clearly expects to be a growing market sector.
‘The 4K display market is still in its infancy but it was important for LG to claim a stake in this space,” he said, adding that ‘LG’s UD 3D TV represents a whole new level of home viewing experience because it offers every advanced technology we currently have to offer.’
The new model offers 8m pixels per frame, its 3840×2160-pixel resolution being four times that of standard Full HD TV panels. It uses the company’s Triple XD Engine, along with Resolution Upscaler Plus to render images from lower-resolution sources to the new screen.