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LG 84LM9600 Ultra HD TV First Impressions$20,000.00
There wasn't much that didn't impress us with the LG 84LM9600. The sleek design, the killer audio, LG's solid smart TV platform... are we forgetting anything? Right, right, the resolution! LG provided us with some UHDTV video clips that showcased amazing visuals. The detail and sharpness of the content we saw was absolutely stunning.
The problem with this TV, as well as Sony's KD-849005 UHDTV, is that there isn't any commercially available UHDTV content. Blu-ray discs that can hold content with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 do not exist yet, although the technology could be available in 2013. The resolution upscaling in the 84LM9600 will make 1080p content look just as good as it would on a 47-inch HDTV, but releasing a TV like this without having any true UHDTV content yet is asking a lot from consumers, especially for $20,000.
3D was never the next big thing for displays, nor was a larger aspect ratio of 21:9. Apple was on the right track with the whole "retina" display idea: If your product utilizes a display, make that display look as good as possible. When 3D was introduced, people were never going to watch TV with 3D glasses on every time they felt like using their television. A higher resolution display like this one has the potential to offer a noticeably better viewing experience every time you power it on, depending on the content. With the ultra high-definition content that LG provided us, we were truly able to glimpse the future of televisions, a future that looks detailed, vibrant, and promising.