If you seriously want to lay claim to having the best and the most expensive TV on the block you may need to take a look at the all-new 88″ LG 8K OLED TV that is tipped to sell in Australia for over $60K.
What you get is an 8K OLED TV which comes with a 4K to 8K Upscaler thrown in for free along with LG’s top end a9 processor that is packed with a bucketload of artificial intelligence. Tipped to arrive in Australia in the last quarter the big question is how will this TV be sold, and which retailers will stock it?
The 88Z9 features an 88-inch OLED panel with 8K Ultra HD resolution — 16 times the number of pixels in full HD and four times as many as 4K.
It also comes with LG’s second generation Alpha 9 8K intelligent processor, which uses deep learning technology to optimize sound and visuals, and analyses ambient conditions to deliver the “perfect” screen brightness.
Also thrown in will be Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa with Australia tipped to get the Google Assistant model.
In the USA this TV which went on sale this week has a price sticker of US $42,000 which in Australian dollars is $60K.
The only snag is that you will have to pre-order which is the same process that LG Australia is tipped to adopt in Australia.
If your budget can’t stretch quite that far though, and you’re still keen on one-upping your neighbours, there’s always Samsung’s non-OLED 82-inch 8K TV at $17,000.
although that’s set to be usurped by an $80,000 98-inch version which is coming later this year, while not OLED, it is sufficiently enormous, to be a selling point if you’re a “size matters” kinda TV person.