For 325-inch 8K models
LG has announced a new lineup of Direct View LED (DVLED) home cinema displays, ranging in size from a massive 108-inch HD screen to an obscene 325-inch 8K panel, priced at $1.7 million. According to cnet, and weighs over 2,000 pounds. The company had earlier reserved these displays for commercial buyers, but now it will sell them to anyone who has deep pockets.
Obviously, these screen sizes mean that home theater displays won’t fit in a lot of homes, a limitation that likely has a lot to do with the display technology they’re using. Instead of using the LCD layer to create the pixels and lighting with individual LEDs, these displays use only LEDs (according to some using smaller MicroLEDs, cnet), as we’ve seen from Samsung’s The Wall and Sony’s Crystal LED lineup. This has the advantage of creating better contrast levels, as you’ll see from an OLED display, as individual pixels can be completely turned off to create deeper black levels, without the risk of burn-in. But the challenge with this approach is making the LEDs small enough to serve as individual sub-pixels, hence why these early DVLED screens are so big.
As cnet Points out, it’s better to think of LG’s new DVLED displays as a replacement for high-end projectors that can already produce 100-inches or larger images. Obviously a DVLED is a lot more expensive, but you’re left with a screen that gets bright enough to use in a well-lit room, which is what most projectors prefer. Peak brightness output for most of these LG screens sits at 1,200 nits, which is on par with a regular high-end TV.
Most screens are offered in a regular 16:9 aspect ratio, but LG is also selling a 32:9 version if you want to watch two video feeds side by side (or maybe watch a movie while you grind). fate 2 booty). If you need any further reassurance about how expensive this display is, LG will ship it to you in a full-on flight case, which the company also believes is “overkill.” Overall, it’s a package that starts off making LG’s $100,000 rollable OLED TV relatively reasonable.