We’ve got a lot of announcements from brands like Acer, Asus, Samsung, Sony, Lenovo and others at IFA 2019 but LG takes the cake with its two ‘world’s first’ milestones. The South Korean multinational has unveiled two 8K TVs – an 8K OLED TV and an 8K NanoCell TV – which the company claims are the world’s first “true 8K” displays. What does that mean?
Well, for a TV to be categorized as real 8K, it has to pass the Information Display Measurements Standard for 8K. This means that just having a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels does not make for a true 8K experience. It requires the Contrast Modulation (CM) measurement to be higher than 50% for text and 25% for images. This basically means that the neighboring pixels should be indistinguishable from each other. LG claims to have Contrast Modulation values in the 90% range!
8K resolution is 7680 pixels by 4320 pixels which means there are 33 million pixels on the OLED TV which also means that each and every pixel here individually lit. Both the OLED and NanoCell TV will have the company’s in-house Alpha 9 Gen 2 8K intelligent processor that will upscale content at different resolutions to 8K. These TVs will have 4 x HDMI 2.1 ports and Cinema HDR as well.
The pricing and availability for LG’s new range of Signature OLED 8K TVs haven’t been unveiled as of yet but they are expected to be available in the coming months. US, Australia, France, Germany and the UK will be among the first out of the 140 markets to receive these TVs. Once again, LG is stepping up its TV game and calling out competitors to reach “true 8K” standards.