While television titans Sony and LG have been busy launching their own 84-inch 4K HDTVs, Panasonic unveiled its own monstrosity at this year's IFA in Berlin, Germany. Measuring in at a massive 103-inches, the plasma HDTV claims to be the world's largest glasses-free 3D display. Along with most of the other new displays on the IFA floor, this display features a 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution.
Unlike LG's 84-inch display that can be purchased for $22,000, the Panasonic one is still in its prototype stages with no information on a potential release date or price range. Which isn't too bad, considering the price tag certainly won't be wallet friendly by any means. Luckily for those of us with smaller display needs and smaller wallets, Panasonic also has several 20-inch 4K displays in its IFA showroom.
On the other hand, for anybody who thinks 103" of ultra-definition viewing isn't enough, Panasonic also has a demonstration of its 145-inch 8K "Super Hi-Vision" TV. With a massive resolution of 7,680 x 4,320, the TV features an image quality that trumps regular HD 16 times. As beautiful as all of these new 4K displays may be, sadly, it will still be quite some time before they reach more affordable prices.
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Why is is called 4k and not 2160i or P. They trying to fool people into thinking the pixels are 4x that of a 1080p and not double the pixel count?Reply
It is called 4k because 1080P can fit 4x in this type of screenReply
technically the 4k displays DO have 4x the pixel count of a 1080p... do the math.Reply
1920 x 1080 = 2,073,600
3840 x 2160 = 8,294,400
not saying that has anything to do with the naming, but don't get it twisted.
They trying to fool people into thinking the pixels are 4x that of a 1080p and not double the pixel count?
~8MP vs. ~2MP.
That IS 4x the pixel count. Time to go back to school.
Well - to be fair: The pixel count for the whole screen IS indeed quadrupled: From 2,073,600 pixels (1,920 x 1,080) to 8,294,400 pixels (3840 x 2160).Reply
But the 4K refers to the horizontal resolution of the screen, so you're right too in a way. ;)
As the title mentions "...Glasses-Free 3D...". How does that look and work?Reply
Yowsa Wowsa, my guess the price will be over 4K too - maybe $104K :).Reply
tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo expensive :/Reply
I think I'm more interested in the 20-inch 4K displays, they would make one fantastic monitor!Reply