LG 84-inch UHDTV to go on sale in Korea for about €18,000

20 Jul 2012

Laying claim to being the world’s largest smart, 3D and HD television, LG’s ultra high-definition 84-inch TV will go on sale in the company’s native South Korea in late August.

The 84-inch display – that’s more than 2 metres diagonally – features a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 and claims to maintain full 1080p picture for 3D film and TV.

The 84LM9600 model is an ideal TV for 4K-resolution video content; however, this is still a rare format, though the TV isn’t too far ahead of its time when it comes to 3D.

LG’s Cinema 3D technology uses a film-type patterned retarder (FPR), which can cut resolution in half – but with a TV this packed with pixels there’s no danger of losing out.

The UHDTV will also come with a 2.2-channel sound system featuring for ‘3D surround’.

Engadget reports the TV will cost 25m South Korean won, which amounts to €17,896 at current rates.

A limited initial release of 84 units will start shipping in late August and it is hoped that LG will release more UD products to global markets later this year.

Elaine Burke is the editor of Silicon Republic