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LG's Monster 84-inch UD 3D TV Arrives in September

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For the price, you can purchase a decent car with built-in Internet connectivity.

The Korean market is now the proud recipient of LG Electronics' new 84-inch Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV, a wall-consuming entertainment monster spitting out 8 million pixels per frame and a 3840 x 2160 resolution, four times the resolution of existing Full HD TV panels. Unfortunately, consumers in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America won't see this 84-inch UD 3D TV until sometime next month (September).

According to the company, the high resolution and 8 million pixels per frame are the result of its advanced Triple XD Engine. The mega-sized panel also features the company's Resolution Upscaler Plus which allows images from external sources such as hard drives and user-generated content websites to be rendered in higher detail.

"Bringing this exciting new experience to the 3D entertainment arena, LG has equipped its UD 3D TV with CINEMA 3D technology to ensure the impressively large display provides the most immersive viewing experience possible," LG said on Wednesday. "3D Depth Control allows viewers to fine-tune the 'distance' between near and far objects on the screen for a cus-tom 3D experience. The 3D Sound Zooming feature then analyzes the on-screen objects to generate sound according to their location and movement."

LG said its Smart TV ecosystem, embedded in the TV's Home Dashboard, now includes approximately 1,400 apps and access to a growing community of premium content services such as 3D World with a wide array of movies and games. This content-rich offering is complimented by LG's newest Magic Remote, and the company's Smart Share Plus feature which enables access to portable devices such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets and flash memory drives.

"The imbedded 2D to 3D conversion engine expands the availability of 3D content and Dual Play takes head-to-head game play to a whole new level by allowing opponents to simultaneously see different images on the same screen. With Dual Play, split-screen gaming is a thing of the past," LG said.

Naturally you can't complete an awesome home theater experience without rattling the windows with thundering audio. The new 84-inch mini-theater packs a 2.2 Speaker System consisting of two 10W speakers and two 15W woofers.

So far NA pricing and actual availability is unknown, but as a comparison, LG's 65-inch Class Cinema 3D 1080p 120 Hz LED TV with SmartTV costs $3599.99 USD. Its 55-inch Class Cinema 3D 1080p 480 Hz Full LED TV with SmartTV features the same pricetag. The new 84-inch UD 3D TV now retails for 25 million won in Korea, which translates to... just over $22,000 USD?

Ouch.

Visitors at IFA 2012 can get their hands-on with the new 84-inch TV at the LG Electronics booth -- we're betting you can't miss this thing.

 

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    mrmike_49 , August 22, 2012 11:18 PM
    bavmanWith pixels the size of your face

    actually, pixels are the same size as a 42" full hd
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    bavman , August 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    idroidAre you seriously that dumb?? FOUR times the resolution on screen TWICE (it means two times bigger) as big as 42" (84") means that the pixels are HALF (two times smaller) than they would be on a 42" screen with FOUR times LESS resolution.


    Actually your wrong.

    L x H = A
    2L x 2H = 4A

    So if you double the diagonal distance (84''), you quadruple the pixels while still maintaining the sample pixel density (~55ppi) in a 42'' TV. This is because area is a square function, not a linear function like length and height.
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    zzz_b , August 22, 2012 11:43 PM
    I would not mind having the two girls in my apartment either :) 
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  • 22 Hide
    mrmike_49 , August 22, 2012 11:18 PM
    bavmanWith pixels the size of your face

    actually, pixels are the same size as a 42" full hd
  • 14 Hide
    idroid , August 22, 2012 11:21 PM
    Hmmm... interesting device but it i think its a little bit useless given the fact that there a no 3840 x 2160 although i am pretty sure it will display 1080p content with an excellent quality
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    mrmike_49 , August 22, 2012 11:26 PM
    idroidWrong, this TV has four times the resolution in a screen with twice the size of a 42" TV, by simple math you can easily find out the size of the pixels....*cough* half the size of a full HD 42"*cough*


    yeah, math so simple you blew it:try again till you get it right

    (hint 2 x 2 =4)
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    southernshark , August 22, 2012 11:37 PM
    I would like to have one of these in my apartment.
  • 16 Hide
    zzz_b , August 22, 2012 11:43 PM
    I would not mind having the two girls in my apartment either :) 
  • 12 Hide
    A Bad Day , August 22, 2012 11:44 PM
    What GPU setup would one need in order to play at 3840 x 2160 in 3D?
  • 8 Hide
    idroid , August 22, 2012 11:46 PM
    A Bad DayWhat GPU setup would one need in order to play at 3840 x 2160 in 3D?


    Any card with a 1.4 HDMI connector can output 4k 3D content...unless we're talking about gaming then about 2-3 GTX680/670/7970 (with 4G and 6GB of VRAM respectively) will be needed to play at that resolution.
  • 12 Hide
    master_chen , August 22, 2012 11:59 PM
    But can it run POOOOOOOOORN!!!...??
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    bavman , August 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    idroidAre you seriously that dumb?? FOUR times the resolution on screen TWICE (it means two times bigger) as big as 42" (84") means that the pixels are HALF (two times smaller) than they would be on a 42" screen with FOUR times LESS resolution.


    Actually your wrong.

    L x H = A
    2L x 2H = 4A

    So if you double the diagonal distance (84''), you quadruple the pixels while still maintaining the sample pixel density (~55ppi) in a 42'' TV. This is because area is a square function, not a linear function like length and height.
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    PTNLemay , August 23, 2012 12:24 AM
    YES! Christ and all, finally. We see a TV moving beyond 2 million pixels. Now we just wait 5 more years for the trickle-down effect.

    And standard 1080ps better start dropping in price too... They have no reason to stay above 1000$ anymore.
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    mrmike_49 , August 23, 2012 12:32 AM
    bavmanActually your wrong.L x H = A2L x 2H = 4A So if you double the diagonal distance (84''), you quadruple the pixels while still maintaining the sample pixel density (~55ppi) in a 42'' TV. This is because area is a square function, not a linear function like length and height.


    this = for the math challenged here, think of this 84" screen as made up of 4 (in a 2 x 2 array) 42" screens - exactly the same vertical and horizontal total resolution (1080+1080) X (1920+1920)
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    twelch82 , August 23, 2012 12:36 AM
    bavmanWith pixels the size of your face


    Actually, no. Because this is a quad-HD resolution, it should be just fine.

    It would probably be pretty successful at < $5k.
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    master_chen , August 23, 2012 12:47 AM
    twelch82It would probably be pretty successful at < $5k.


    Make that "3k in 8~11 years" and I'll agree with you.
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    chazbeaver , August 23, 2012 12:48 AM
    Ok, let's do the math to figure out the pixel density and settle this completely.

    You can calculate pixels per square inch (PPI) by dividing the diagonal resolution by the diagonal size. For a 42" 1080p television, the diagonal resolution is 2203 pixels. 2203/42 = 52.5 PPI.

    For this 84" television, the diagonal resolution is 4406 pixels. 4406/84 = 52.5 PPI. They both have the same pixel density.

    This new 84" TV is basically 4 42" 1080p TVs put together. It's extending the size while keeping the same pixel density.
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    CaedenV , August 23, 2012 2:36 AM
    Woot! 2 years ago I said that somewhere around fall of 2013 we would see our first 2K and 4K TVs hitting the high end retail market, and that we would see them trickle down to the mainstream market in the next 5 years (5 years 2 years ago, so that makes 3 years from now).

    And to think I got a -20 vote on that opinion back then

    For my next prediction: extreme increases in flat panel monitor resolutions, with the end goal of 'retina display' densities affordable for high end users within 5 years, and considered normal within 10 years.
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    s3anister , August 23, 2012 2:39 AM
    chazbeaverOk, let's do the math to figure out the pixel density and settle this completely.You can calculate pixels per square inch (PPI) by dividing the diagonal resolution by the diagonal size. For a 42" 1080p television, the diagonal resolution is 2203 pixels. 2203/42 = 52.5 PPI.For this 84" television, the diagonal resolution is 4406 pixels. 4406/84 = 52.5 PPI. They both have the same pixel density.This new 84" TV is basically 4 42" 1080p TVs put together. It's extending the size while keeping the same pixel density.

    Thank you. I almost lost it having to read such ignorance in the other comments.

    For anyone wondering, the formula for PPI is as follows: First we need the diagonal resolution in pixels so: diagonal resolution in pixels = the square root of the width resolution in pixels squared (3840) plus the height resolution in pixels squared (2160). This gets you 4405.81434 for the diagonal resolution in pixels. Now that we have the diagonal resolution we can take it (4405.81434) and divide it by the diagonal size in inches. Thus PPI = 4405.81434 divided by 84 which results in 52.45017072. PPI = 52.45017072. Which as mentioned before is about the same as a 42" 1080p screen.

    Maths yo.
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    xanagu , August 23, 2012 2:50 AM
    Wow, idroid is too much an idiot to be true, just can't be...right?
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