All about LG 8K OLED TV: It’s a TV with 8K resolution

LG 8K OLED TV
LG 8K OLED TV

What LG deliver to us ???

LG is arguably effective for the two most especially important shows of CES 2019 so far: the ‘rollable’ Mark Series OLED TV R we’ve covered in a previous study. And its jaw-dropping cousin, the 88-inch LG 8K OLED TV.

While LG has shown off LG 8K OLED TVs before, the 88Z9 model of LG is the first one that’s clearly going to go on sale to customers. And it’s just about as buyer friendly as such a monstrosity of an 8K TV could be ever.

LG’s debut 8K OLED TV: The colossal 88-inch 88Z9
LG 8K OLED TV

Design & Specification:

Its design, for beginners, is just gorgeous. Notwithstanding the vastness of its screen, it still runs to look especially thin over the preponderance of its wonderfully gleaming rear side. Its gleaming black bezel is unfeasibly narrow extra, leaving you hurting your head. And also how such an enormous screen could possibly support itself on such a trim frame.

There’s nothing about the design that indicates it’s in any way flimsy, though. Even though an eye-catching aspect of the design is the way it slots into the top of a new silver chest floor-stand.

So just how good does an 8K iteration of the world’s best TV technology look? Here’s what we found.

LG’s debut 8K OLED TV: The colossal 88-inch 88Z9
LG 8K OLED TV

Facts and Reality:

One of the most magnificent displays at the CES in January was LG’s new 8K OLED TV. The enormous 88-inch 8K 88Z9. While we were able to salivate over the picture quality and design of this futuristic 8K monstrosity at CES. Although, LG 8K couldn’t say then, for certain, when the TV might go on sale – or how serious it would reasonably set you back.

Now, though, LG has announced that it is accepting LG 88Z9 pre-orders from now in the US and Europe, ahead of transportation beginning in the third quarter.

And while LG still seemed too humble to include the rather key detail of the LG 88Z9’s price in its press announcement proclaiming the start of the pre-order method, I’m reliably informed that it will be approx $29,999.

If you were expecting to try and save up for a few weeks before dashing out on an LG 88Z9 order. Though, be prepared that after June the price will apparently be going up by a good few thousand dollars profits.

 The colossal 88-inch 88Z9
LG 8K OLED TV LG’s debut 8K OLED TV

Performance and User Experience:

The sheer scale of the LG 8K 88-inch design is awesome in itself, of course. Particularly given that it’s looking from such a trim bit of hardware. But this sort of cover size also does a great job of supporting the introduction of LG 8K to the TV scene.

For there’s just no denying that fitting an LG 8K pixel count into such a large screen makes it almost impossible. To see any visible pixel structure in the image – even if you stick your head right up to the LG TV.

This freedom from physical image structure means that diagonal and curved edges appear free of jaggedness. While fine lines are all immaculately defined rather than being lost ‘between pixels’, or partnered with noise.

Detail levels are really unbelievable too. Shots of the forest around a lake. Also an inappropriate, looked sensationally lifelike thanks to the amount of leaf and branch detail you could make out in the trees. And the incredibly fine ripples on the lake exterior.

LG 8K OLED TV LG’s debut 8K OLED TV
LG 8K OLED TV

Price Comparision:

The 88Z9 pricing is significantly higher than that of similar-sized LG 8K LCD TVs from both Samsung and Sony (the Samsung QN82Q900RB costs a ‘mere’ $10,000. While the Sony XBR-85Z9G I’ve just reviewed costs around $13,000). Though of course, LG will argue that its TV justifies the extra cost because unlike any LCD solution. So every one of the 88Z9’s 33 million plus pixels can produce its own light.

It’s also worth remembering how stunning the 88Z9’s design looks. In typical OLED style, the panel feels impossibly thin considering the amount of screen acreage it’s supporting. And the way it seems to rest support-free on top of a shelf- and speaker-carrying floor stand is magical.

LG’s pre-sales announcement also confirms plenty of high-end features of its 8K OLED debutante. For instance, the 88Z9 will get a special 8K version of the Alpha 9 Generation 2 video processor that works so well in its 4K form on LG’s latest 4K OLED TVs.

This improves noise reduction to six steps from the 4K version’s four steps when upscaling 4K to 8K. As well as analyzing ambient room conditions and adjusting the picture accordingly.

The colossal 88-inch 88Z9
LG 8K OLED TV

Hip Hip Hurray LG:

The LG 88Z9 also supports built-in Dolby Atmos audio playback. As well as carrying built-in processing for upconverting stereo audio to virtual 5.1. It’s now confirmed, too, that as well as supporting 8K video at 60fps, it’s HDMI 2.1 ports will also handle eARC. Plus automatic low latency mode and variable refresh rates for gaming.

Finally, the LG 88Z9 will be the first 8K TV to gives built-in support for both the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa systems.

Naturally, I’ll do my best to find a way some way of reviewing an 88Z9 as soon as they’re available.

Let’s Celebrate LG’s Technology:

If we’re staying, the by-production piece we saw appeared to experience from a little black crush. Also, darkest regions and showed a vertical ‘seam’ of elevated brightness a few centimeters wide moving down its shade.

The latter of these issues was almost certainly just a result of pre-production problems or the shipping damage. Though, while it’s perfectly possible that the crushing will be improved during the final image tuning process the TV. And will go through before its release.

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In any case, even in its pre-production state, the LG 88Z9 looked truly special. Which makes it all the more unfortunate that while LG is yet to confirm pricing for its LG 8K OLED beast. You can also bet your already outdated 4K Blu-ray collection that. And it’s going to cost way more than the vast majority of us will be able to dream of affording.

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