The market for 4K televisions appears to be taking off this year. It was recently reported that Sony was planning to take the wraps off an 84-inch 4K TV at IFA and from the looks of it, we may have a face off between two humongous televisions. LG has recently introduced an 84-inch Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV in the Korean market and this ultra large television will be seen at the IFA 2012 event as well.
LG claims that its UD 3D TV is the company’s response to growing consumer demand for larger, more immersive TVs that feature greater functionality. The UD 3D TV introduces a number of new smart features with the aim of providing greater convenience and simpler interaction.
LG shows off their UDTV
“The 4K display market is still in its infancy but it was important for LG to claim a stake in this space,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company, “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.”
LG UD 3D TV boasts a picture quality with 8 million pixels per frame, four times the resolution (3840 x 2160) of existing Full HD TV panels, due to LG’s advanced Triple XD Engine. The additional Resolution Upscaler Plus allows images from external sources such as hard drives and user-generated content websites to be rendered in higher detail.
Bringing this new experience to the 3D entertainment arena, LG has equipped its UD 3D TV with Cinema 3D technology to ensure the large display provides an immersive viewing experience. 3D Depth Control allows viewers to fine-tune the “distance” between near and far objects on the screen for a custom 3D experience. The 3D Sound Zooming feature then analyses the on-screen objects to generate sound according to their location and movement.
LG claims that its newest Magic Remote allows users to intuitively access and navigate the Home Dashboard. LG’s Smart TV ecosystem includes approximately 1,400 apps and access to a growing community of premium content services such as 3D World with a wide array of movies and games. Even more media content can be accessed via portable devices such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets and flash memory drives using Smart Share Plus. The embedded 2D to 3D conversion engine expands the availability of 3D content and Dual Play takes head-to-head game play to a new level by allowing opponents to simultaneously see different images on the same screen.
LG’s UD 3D TV also features a 2.2 Speaker System which consists of two 10W speakers and two 15W woofers, which helps in creating a theatre-like experience at home.
LG’s 84-inch UD 3D TV will roll-out in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America starting this September. As of now, there is no pricing available for this high end UD 84-inch TV.
Do share your thoughts on this upcoming TV and let us know if you feel that Full HD is now becoming a thing of the past.