As the world comes to terms with the loss of 3D televisions and welcomes 4K gorgeousness, the time has come to start seriously thinking about 8K.
With a quality no one thought possible a decade or so ago, outside a movie theatre screen, LG say their new offerings will take PC entertainment levels where the superlative term eye candy is simply no longer enough.
It coincides with the announcement of NVIDIA’s new generation of graphics card. LG say it is the first TV manufacturer to commercialise 8K OLED TVs to fully support the GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU. That means it is G-SYNC compatible, so no tearing, flicker or stutter. It is powered by their Alpha 9 Gen 3 AI processor capable of delivering 8K full bandwidth support with over 33 million self-lit pixels and support for the latest HDMI specifications such as Variable Refresh Rate. How about some science from LG?
They said the Alpha 9 Gen 3 AI processor in its OLED and NanoCell 8K TVs take real-time ray-tracing performance to a new level and set a new standard for gaming-optimised picture and performance.
All this at 60 frames per second and handling 48Gbps speeds. Matt Wuebbling, vice president of global GeForce marketing at NVIDIA, said: “We are excited to bring GeForce RTX 30-Series GPU support to LG’s 2020 8K OLED TVs. “Gamers will be blown away by the performance on these TVs when playing the latest 8K PC games featuring the most realistic ray-tracing and cutting-edge AI features powered by the GeForce RTX 3090 GPU.”
These TVs will of course support Dolby Atmos and LG’s deep learning-based AI Acoustic Tuning, which measures the acoustic environment and adjusts the sound for greater accuracy. The TVs are also BT Surround ready to allow two LG Bluetooth speakers to be connected simultaneously, up-mixing 2.0 channel sound to virtual 4.0 surround sound for more immersion in favourite games.
S.P. Baik, vice president of the TV product planning division of LG’s Home Entertainment Company, added: “The combination of LG OLED TV’s awe-inspiring picture quality and NVIDIA’s technological prowess offers next-level gaming experience in unbelievable 8K. “Following last year’s successful partnership with the world’s top gaming hardware brand, we look forward to expanding our relationship with NVIDIA.”