Forget HD: LG’s seven foot 4K TV is coming to the UK
Blu-rays on a full HD TV look pretty spectacular, but they’re about to blown out of the water. South Korean gadget giant LG has announced that its first ever ultra definition 4K TV, a 3D panel that’s 84-inches wide, is coming to the UK.
The 84-inch LG UD 3D TV was first unveiled in January of this year, but until today, LG has kept quiet on a global release for the giant flatscreen. Now the company has announced that it’ll be available worldwide from next month, after a showing at the German gadget expo, IFA, at the end of August.
What’s the deal with 4K TV, you ask? With a resolution of 3840×2160, the LG UD 3D TV packs in almost 8.3 million pixels, more than four times as much detail as a current full HD TV. That’s right, four times sharper.
Of course, there’s not a great deal that’s been filmed for this resolution right now, but the model tries to add in the detail on regular HD video (upscaling): it also has smart TV streaming skills, and comes with LG’s Magic Motion remote, which lets you change the channel with a wave.
Want one? Unfortunately LG isn’t talking about pricing right now, but these bad boys will be available in Europe as of September. That should give you plenty of time to move everything else out of your living room.
What do you think of ultra HD? Just a gimmick we can’t notice anyway, or the next step towards entertainment nirvana? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments.