LG develops 88 inch 8k OLED display

Nebell

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And still no 48" 4k@120hz OLED with <10ms input lag.

What am I going to watch on a 8k resolution TV? 8K images?
 

Zepher

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And still no 48" 4k@120hz OLED with <10ms input lag.

What am I going to watch on a 8k resolution TV? 8K images?
QUHD Bluray when it comes out in a few years, lol.
 

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Not much 8k content, but 8k is important to me because it essentially gives us perfect scaling. 4k, 1440, 1080, 720 all should be able to scale without losing detail as long as the pixel mapping is proper. This is why I consider 8k high refresh rate monitors to be the intermediate term (next decade sometime probably) goal. I had fun balancing settings, framerates, and resolution on my CRT, and look forward to it again.

So this is notable to me as the first stepping stone towards this goal.
 

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The 8k display's probably mostly about bragging rights, I doubt they'll sell more than a handful of them; evenly split between people with more money than sense, and the people doing the R&D work to develop 8k video toolchains. (Although most of the latter will probably be either downsampling or using a bank of 4x 4k displays for cost reasons.)
 

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This is exciting as it paves the way for a potential sub-50” OLED TV coming from LG in the future. Now that they’ve got 100ppi panels in production to hit 8K at 88” they could use those same production lines to cut 100ppi 4K panels at 44” which would make for an extraordinary monitor. With their latest sets supporting native 120Hz at 1080p, a future 44” model with HDMI 2.1 should support 120Hz at 4K (perhaps with VRR support enabled too). The dream monitor may finally be on the immediate horizon!
 

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This is exciting as it paves the way for a potential sub-50” OLED TV coming from LG in the future. Now that they’ve got 100ppi panels in production to hit 8K at 88” they could use those same production lines to cut 100ppi 4K panels at 44” which would make for an extraordinary monitor.

This is exactly what I thought when I first saw this too. Presumably this consists of a 10x10 pixel grid per inch, and so LG Display could conceivably cut four 44" 4K panels from the same 88" 8K motherglass. 44" 4K is right around the perfect PPI for unscaled 4K on the desktop. Really anywhere between 40" (110ppi) - 46" (96ppi), which is what people are used to from using 1080p and 1440p.

I would take this as a good sign of things to come for 4K OLED panels in the 40" range. This 88" 8K is just for the dog and pony show at CES.
 

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Not much 8k content, but 8k is important to me because it essentially gives us perfect scaling. 4k, 1440, 1080, 720 all should be able to scale without losing detail as long as the pixel mapping is proper. This is why I consider 8k high refresh rate monitors to be the intermediate term (next decade sometime probably) goal. I had fun balancing settings, framerates, and resolution on my CRT, and look forward to it again.

So this is notable to me as the first stepping stone towards this goal.

At 8k, I wouldn't even be worried about non-integer scaling. Hell, at 4k it's a non-issue:

 

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8k would be absolutely awesome for playing retro games with CRT shaders. You'd have enough resolution to do a really awesome and authentic shadowmask and scanline simulation.
 
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