LG has announced its 84LM9600, an 84-inch ultra high definition LCD TV, is ready to ship in South Korea and would start shipping worldwide in September.
The 84LM9600 is 3D capable because of LG’s Cinema 3D passive glasses technology. However, its ultra high pixel count means you’re still watching in 1080p even with the resolution loss since it starts at 3,840 x 2,160 (4k).
4K comes from the horizontal pixel resolution of about 4,000. Several formats are considered to be 4K, from 3,840×2,160 to 4,096×3,112 pixels. It is a digital cinematography standard that is expected to one day become the standard for home viewing as well.
However, 4K content is scarce and finding actual 4K resolution content is practically impossible, despite recent work on standards and even some testing by broadcasters. Though with the recent availability of relatively affordable cameras that can capture movies in ultra-high resolutions, this will likely change soon.
The LCD TV also features “3D sound” with integrated 2.2 channel speakers.
Unfortunately, the price is hefty – 25 million won or $22,106. That’s around 950k in Philippine pesos. Thus, this product would probably be a bad idea in the Philippine market as only the well-heeled customers can manage to snag one unless they bring down the price soon.
*credits to Engadget and Mashable