Televisions are without a doubt the most visually-impressive devices at CES each year. From rich colors and impossibly thin sets to high-resolution monsters, manufacturers pull out all the stops in Sin City. One model that's sure to pull in passersby is LG's UH9800, an utterly massive TV that most of us can only dream of owning.
The 98-incher boasts a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 which is 16 times the resolution of a standard HD set. If you recall, LG showed a prototype of this same set to select media at IFA 2014 - the difference now is that it's ready to ship as a consumer model. Pricing and other specifications remain unknown at this hour but considering Sharp's recent 85-inch 8K model sells for more than $133,000, it's safe to assume that LG's monster will be well out of reach for most folks.
Fortunately, the South Korean consumer electronics giant has several other new sets that the rest of us may be able to afford.
The UH9500 series includes sets ranging in size from 55 to 86 inches, the UH8500 features units with screen sizes of 55 to 75 inches and the UH7700 series covers the 49 to 65-inch range. LG has also managed to reduce the gaps between the panel and back cover chassis with UH9500 models, resulting in uber-thin sets that measure just 6.6mm thick.
LG says top-of-the-line models from each series will feature advanced IPS displays with innovations like True Black Panel and Contrast Maximizer for improved viewing angles and picture quality. Its entire 2016 UHD lineup also utilizes the latest version of LG's smart TV platform, webOS 3.0.
Select models from LG's new lineup will begin shipping this spring, we are told.