After South Korea, LG announced the arrival of the world’s first 8K OLED TV (88Z9) and its NanoCell 8K TV (75SM99) also in Australia, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
LG 8K TV meets and exceed the strict Information Display Measurements (IDMS) standard established by the International Committee for Display Metrology (ICDM) according to which “the declared resolution of a screen does not depend only on the number of pixels but also by the possibility of adequately distinguishing the pixels from each other in order to return an image with the declared resolution.
The LG SIGNATURE 8K OLED TV (88Z9) offers an Ultra HD 8K (7680 x 4320) resolution with 33 million self-illuminating pixels, equivalent to 16 times the number of pixels of a Full HD TV and 4 times those of a UHD TV. This TV also incorporates an 80W speaker system.
Thanks to Nano Display technology, the LG NanoCell 75K 8K TV is capable of delivering sharper images despite the large panel. The Nano Color function filters out impurities to improve color reproduction and Nano Black – 8K Full Array Dimming Pro technology – precisely controls the backlight of the TV for deeper blacks and greater contrast.
Both 8K TVs offer effective 8K upscaling and a six-step noise reduction system. The note continues, “is a seamless 8K image when converting content from native 4K (3840 x 2160) or Full HD (1920 x 1080)”.
This performance is further optimized by the second-generation α (Alpha) 9 Gen 2 smart processor that improves the image and sound quality using deep learning technology and access to a large database, allowing it to recognize the quality of the sources and optimize any type of content. This processor also analyzes the environmental conditions to reach the perfect level of screen brightness at all times.
Deep learning is also used to generate virtual 5.1 surround sound with Dolby Atmos support. As for the other 2019 OLEDs, moreover, even on these 8K OLED TV we find support for the WiSA technology (Wireless Speaker and Audio Association) via a USB dongle. Do not miss Cinema HDR which includes support for Dolby Vision and Advanced HDR from Technicolor up to 4K and HLG and HDR 10 up to 8K.[Also see LG Gaming Monitors – Best to Buy]
The LG 8K TV are also equipped with four ports that support the HDMI 2.1 specification to take advantage of the 8K content at 60 frames per second. They are also compatible with the Automatic Low Latency Mode (ALLM), the Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and the Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC).
As for connectivity, both the 88Z9 and the 75SM99 models will support Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. In some regions, there will be integrated with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice assistants. At the moment, no detailed information on the selling prices to the public has been provided. LG 88Z9 is sold in South Korea for 50 million won – approximately EUR 37,000.