Really Big Screen: LG unveils 98-Inch 8K TV at CES
BY KEITH WAGSTAFF, NBC News
(NBC News) - Go big or go thin. Those were the priorities when it came to LG's latest TVs, unveiled Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The South Korean company's behemoth offering was a 98-inch "super UHD" TV with 8K resolution. No price was announced, but it's likely to be very expensive, seeing as the 98-inch 8K TV that Sharp debuted at CES last year carries a $130,000 price tag.
There isn't much 4K content out there, so there is a good chance owners of the LG UH9800 won't have a lot of 8K shows to enjoy either.
For those who prize thinness, the company showed off its LG Signature OLED TV. It was described by LG as being as "thin as four stacked credit cards," which, when the pricing information is eventually released, could be what you would need to pay for it.
Its 2.57-millimeter thick OLED display provides richer colors and deeper blacks than the LCD display on the UH9800. The public will get a good look when its promoted in a Super Bowl ad directed by Ridley Scott's son, Jake Scott. Both TVs will be available for purchase sometime in 2016.
The company also debuted its LG Signature refrigerator, complete with a foot sensor for hands-free door opening, and the Gram 15, a 0.6-millimeter thin, gold-colored laptop.