LG has unveiled the perfect TV for display enthusiasts who have way too much room space and money on their hands.
As part of its new Direct View LED (DVLED) lineup of home cinema displays, LG will be releasing a 325-inch 8K panel that costs $1.7 million and weighs in at over 2,000 pounds. LG’s DVLED products were previously limited to commercial buyers, but evidently, they will soon be available to anyone who’s rich enough in a massive way.
The core technology behind LG’s 325-inch DVLED Extreme Home Cinema display is Direct View LEDs, a category that exciting display technologies such as MicroLED falls under. LG suggests that many of the TVs in the DVLED family can qualify as such because they feature a pixel pitch of 0.9 mm.
“All of the DVLED Extreme Home Cinema displays with the 0.9 mm COB LED Package type are using MicroLED,” LG told CNET in a statement.
Why these numbers are important is because of a counterintuitive characteristic of all direct-view LED tech: There’s a lower limit to sizes of direct view LED displays. There’s a limit to how close they can currently get the pixels, and this is true with LG’s DVLED, as well as Samsung and Sony’s tech. That’s the reason these TVs are all wall-size, at least for now.
LG’s new DVLED displays are available in a range of other sizes that begin at 108 inches diagonally. These TVs are said to be ideal for replacing projectors in larger home theaters, as they’re capable of far greater brightness levels of around 1,200 nits.