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LG reveals its stunning 88-inch 8K OLED TV

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LG is already calling it the best TV in Australia. It’s LG’s Signature 88-inch 8K OLED TV and it’s landing in October. It’s not only the world’s first 8K OLED but also the largest LG OLED TV ever created.

The price to get this TV into your lounge room? A cool $59,999.

This luxurious cinematic viewing experience has an 8K resolution – 7680 x 4320 which adds up to 33 million self-emitting pixels – that’s four times more than a 4K TV and 16 times full high definition TV.

The LG OLED 8K TV has a minimalist design and sits atop a brushed aluminium stand which also doubles as the stunning television’s sound system.

It offers Dolby Atmos sound from the downfiring speakers on the stand with the subwoofer making up the base.

Globally LG’s OLED TVs make up 20 per cent of the company’s high-end TV portfolio in 2019 with demands expected to grow to more than 7 million in 2020 and 10 million in 2021.

The LG OLED 8K TV, like other LG TV’s in the company’s 2019 range, is powered by the Alpha 9 Gen 2 processor and it does the heavy lifting for the six-step upscaling and noise reduction to bring SD, Full HD and 4K content to near 8K quality.

The TV also has HDR10 (high dynamic range), Advanced HDR by Technicolor and Dolby Vision.

The TV has four HDMI ports which support HDMI 2.1 – the specification that will allow viewers to view native 8K content when it is available through 8K players and future gaming consoles.

The TV can handle 8K at 60 frames per second as well as 4K at 120 frames per second.

“Today we’re thrilled to offer a product that delivers the ultimate home entertainment experience available in Australia,” says Angus Jones, general manager of marketing, LG Australia.

“The LG OLED 8K TV combines LG OLED display technology and 8K resolution for the best visual and true-to-life experience. On top of this, the TV will equip consumers for what’s to come with 8K content in the near future, such as 8K gaming consoles expected in 2020.

“It’s more than just a TV with an increased number of pixels and perfect blacks, it also delivers all of the latest display technologies consumers would expect and want.

“The powerful Alpha 9 (α9) Gen 2 Processor uses Artificial Intelligence to upscale standard definition or 4K content for a realistic audio- visual experience, such as clear speech and skin tones.

“Meanwhile, compatible cinematic content can be amplified with Advanced HDR 10 with Technicolor, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for an incredibly immersive setting.”

The LG OLED 8K TV also supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and is the only brand that offers both voice platforms.

The TV also has Apple AirPlay 2 to stream content from iPhones, iPads and Macs along with HomeKit compatibility.

Harvey Norman has come onboard as the exclusive retailer in select stores for the 88-inch LG OLED 8K TV and will offer a white glove service that includes delivery and set-up.