You probably think your HDTV is pretty nice, and it probably is. Bleeding edge, though? Not for much longer. Especially not when companies are starting to announce ultra-def televisions. Back in November, Samsung unveiled a 70-inch 240Hz 3D display boasting an industry-leading 3840 x 2160 resolution. Now, Sammy has some company in the form of a new 3DTV from LG.
LG is at CES 2012 this week and, as promised, the company has brought its first UDTV with it to Las Vegas. This 4K display, which packs four times the pixels your 1080p TV does, will be available this coming summer in three sizes (60-inch, 72-inch and 84-inch). Of course, something like this will cost you an arm, two legs, and a kidney. But, rather fortunately for us, the price of this TV has yet to be revealed, so our dreams of owning such a television remain intact for now.
"LG is pushing the limits of home entertainment innovation with this 3D UD TV," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. "We are bringing together all our Smart TV and 3D knowledge in the 3D UD TV in order to demonstrate to the CES audience that LG is committed to being the world’s leading brand for immersive home entertainment in 2012 and beyond."
For those wondering, no, there isn't anything of this resolution for you to watch right now, so even if you do purchase one of these in July, you won't be able to watch 4K content. Still, you could always skip Ultra-Def and go straight to SHV, which packs a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320. In November it was revealed that select cities around the world would benefit from super hi-vision public screenings of Olympic events this summer. The ultra high-definition format won't find its way to your living room for another few years, but the NHK and BBC confirmed that there will be some SHV public screenings select UK, Japanese and US cities. This includes four locations in the UK, three in Japan and one in the U.S., in Washington D.C.
We're still waiting to see if LG will release information on pricing and a more specific release date for this beastly TV -- we'll keep you posted and update when we hear more on this.
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