LG’s New 8K Ultra HD OLED HDR TV Is Simply Out Of This World
Stephan Jukic – January 1, 2018
CES 2018 is just days away and that must be why LG is kicking its publicity efforts into high gear with some genuinely jaw-dropping new technology like their latest experimental 8K OLED TV. We’ve reviewed OLED 4K HDR TVs here at 4K.com repeatedly and almost without variation, our analysis of them has been exceptionally positive. Not because LG pays us to say so or because we just have a bias towards their products (we’re also almost invariably critical of the company’s rather crappy budget 4K UHD TVs), but because OLED really is some of the best 4K TV display technology we’ve ever seen for faithfully rendering consumer entertainment in 4K HDR.
With this in mind, we’d absolutely love to give the new LG 8K OLED TV a spin with some high dynamic range 4K Blu-ray disc movies, and preferably with Dolby Vision HDR running just to spice things up even further on exquisite detail.
The television, which measures a huge 88 inches across in its display, packs a total of 7780 x 4320 pixels into all that screen real estate. That amounts to a massive quantity of over 33 million pixels in total, each capable of lighting up or turning off individually due to the highly advanced OLED dimming technology of organic light emitting diodes.
In other words, this experimental new OLED UHD TV is an absolute monster of advanced technology. As Byung Kang, executive VP and CTO at LG display stated during the TV’s unveiling, “The successful development of the world’s first 8K OLED display is a milestone for the 8K era and underscores the exciting potential of OLED,”
As we said, this is an experimental 4K TV and really exists more for the sheer public relations value it creates, so don’t hold your breath for 8K OLED hitting the shelves or Amazon listings any time soon in 2018. However, with the unveiling of the new OLED monster, LG is showing off just how well it now handles its own ultra HD OLED technology for television displays. For the actual consumer market, today’s largest OLED TV’s come from LG and Sony, with maximum display sizes of “only” 77 inches and 4K ultra HD resolution with support for multiple HDR formats like HDR10 and Dolby Vision.