Ushering in a new era in home entertainment, LG’s “Ultra High Definition” flat-panel TV – with four times the resolution of HDTVs – went on sale Friday to consumers in the United States.
LG Electronics USA chose Southern California as the consumer launchpad for this technology. Teaming up with high-end retailer Video & Audio Center, LG hosted hundreds of consumers eager to be among the first in the United States to have an opportunity to see and purchase LG’s new Ultra HD TV.
The LG 84-inch class (84-inch diagonal) LED TV, with a native Ultra High Def screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 to match its size, comes with a price tag of $19,999.99.
Model 84LM9600 quadruples the level of detail from full 1080p HD resolution to a massive 8 million pixels. Even before so-called “4K” content is available, LG’s up-conversion engine, the proprietary “LG Resolution Upscaler Plus,” delivers higher detail from current HD/SD external sources.
In addition to its picture quality, LG’s 84LM9600 boasts a growing Smart TV ecosystem, which is composed of over 1,000 apps and gives users access to a growing range of premium content services.
Users can browse and navigate through the Smart TV ecosystem using LG’s Magic Remote, which allows users to make commands using the control modes of Voice Recognition, Wheel, Magic Gesture and Point.
It also features LG’s CINEMA 3D technology and an imbedded 2D to 3D conversion engine expanding 3D content availability.