LG TVs first to exceed official Industry definition for 8k ultra HD TVs
LG's Real 8K 2020 wants to aim to deliver a "True-to-Life" Viewing Experience
LG Electronics announced that its TVs are the first in the world to exceed the strict re-quirements established by the Consumer Technology Association to define the new gen-eration of 8K Ultra HD products and services delivering four times more detail than 4K TV and 16 times more than HDTV.
LG’s Real 8K TVs, which will make their debut at CES 2020, are the first to exceed CTA’s specific requirements including those related to resolution, digital inputs, high dynamic range, upscaling, bit depth and measurement methodology.
The CTA based its 8K definition on the threshold specified by the International Com-mittee for Display Metrology. The measurement guidelines based on contrast modula-tion (CM) state that resolution must meet a 50 percent minimum CM threshold along with at least 33 million active pixels in order to qualify as 8K UHD. Other industry standard-setting bodies such as the International Organization for Standardization also use Contrast Modulation as the industry benchmark.
Starting in January 2020, every LG 8K TV will display CTA’s 8K UHD logo. New 2020 models build on LG’s leadership position as the only manufacturer offering Real 8K TVs in two categories – OLED (LG SIGNATURE OLED 8K) and LCD (LG 8K NanoCell TV) – all delivering CM values in the 90 percent range, while some other models in the industry remain in the low double digits.
Third-party testing by the global product testing and certification organization Intertek verified that the 75-inch LG NanoCell 8K TV far surpasses the CM measurement re-quirement set by ICDM, with the unit returning an impressive 90 percent CM horizon-tally and 91 percent CM vertically. Another leading international testing firm, VDE (Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker) reported nearly identical CM results.
“CTA is the consumer technology industry authority, and LG’s use of the CTA 8K UHD logo communicates a clear message to consumers that a Real 8K TV from LG will deliver the viewing experience they expect,” said Nam Ho-jun, senior vice president of R&D at LG’s Home Entertainment Company. “We expect LG’s 2020 8K TV lineup to set a new standard for the TV industry.”