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CES 2020: LG to debut “real” 8K TVs

18 December 2019
LG's "real" 8K TVs will make their debut at CES for launch in 2020. Source: LG Electronics

LG Electronics is coming to CES 2020 with what it claims is the first 8K TV to exceed the requirements established by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

LG Electronics' new generation of 8K ultra HD products will reportedly deliver four times more detail than 4K TVs and 16 times more than HDTVs. In order to receive the certified CTA logo for 8K, TVs must meet a 50% minimum contrast modulation (CM) threshold along with at least 33 million active pixels.

The so-called “real” 8K TVs, which will make their debut at CES and rolled out in 2020, will display the CTA’s 8K UHD logo and will come in two categories: organic light emitting diode (OLED) 8K TVs and liquid crystal display (LCD) 8K TVs. They will both deliver CM values in the 90% range, LG said.

LG Electronics said that third-party testing of its 75 in LG NanoCell 8K TV surpassed the CM measurement requirement set by CTA with a 90% CM horizontally and a 91% CM vertically. Another international testing firm, Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker, reported nearly identical CM results.

More information on the 8K TVs will come during CES 2020, taking place Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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