Eyes-on: LG's First Ultra HD TV Set; On Sale Now for $17,000

The LG Ultra HD Cinema 3D Smart TV boasts has an impressive resolution of 3840 x 2160, which is four times greater than standard full HD displays. Needless to say, the display was exceptionally vivid, minor details were enhanced, and the scale was simply immersing. From the demo material, colors popped, perhaps boosted by LG's Triple XD Engine Dynamic Color Enhancer. Other features include a Resolution Upscaler which enhances lower resolution content (basically everything available right now) as well as the increasingly common TruMotion 240Hz technology.


While we weren't personally able to view the sets in 3D, the TV features LG's Cinema 3D technology and includes six pairs of 3D glasses. LG's Cinema 3D includes a Depth Controller, 3D Sound Zooming, and 2D to 3D Conversion. At such a high resolution, though, we found the clarity itself to be immersive enough without the need for 3D.


LG didn't focus all its efforts into picture quality, though. The new Ultra HD Smart TV features a 3-way 10 Speaker system with dual sub woofers, Infinite Surround Sound and LG's Clear Voice II technology. Being a Smart TV, the set provides users with features like App Store, Web Browsing and is Skype Ready with Built-in WiFi Connectivity. The set also includes various inputs and outputs including USB 2.0 and HDMI input.

The set carries an MSRP of $19,999, but at the launch in LA, the street price on the sticker was $16,999. For more information and images of this beautiful display visit the LG Ultra HD Smart TV product page.


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  • LukeCWM
    Absurdly expensive, but I don't care. I'm just happy these are coming to market. As volume grows and competition increases, prices will come down so I can someday own a 4k TV. And I can't wait! :)
  • slabbo
    man, i need to make more money. these rich man toys make me drool!!!
  • wiyosaya
    I wonder if this is the reason that they are not releasing their 55" OLED set. Too bad, IMHO, the OLED would have sold better.