As published by Engadget moments earlier, LG announced that its 84-inch 4K TV will go on sale in the States next month.
Local fans who've been waiting for this massive display will be happy to note that it's slated to reach Singapore during the first week of October as well. This is confirmed by an LG spokesperson, although the South Korean firm is still in the midst of sorting out the TV's local pricing. Judging by its U.S. tag of US$19,999, we are expecting the 84LM9600 to be priced around the S$20K ballpark as well.
The Ultra-High Definition display is currently on sale in South Korea, and it will carry LG's passive FPR (Film Patterned Retarder) 3D tech, or more popularly known as Cinema 3D. With a native resolution of 3,840 by 2,160 pixels, the 84-inch LM9600 possesses an equivalent of four times the resolution of a conventional Full-HD TV. Since LG's FPR practically halves the resolution for 3D pictures to each eye, users will still be able to enjoy 1080p images on the left and right eye given the 84LM9600's 4K resolution.
Like its smaller 55-inch LM9600 sibling, the 84-inch model will also offer similar perks, such as LG's point-and-click Magic Remote, WiDi (a peer-to-peer wireless display feature), and of course, the attractive Home Dashboard platform found on all of LG's Smart TVs. With a general lack of 4K content at present, LG's "Resolution Upscaler Plus" and its up-converting feature will be indispensable on the giant UHDTV screen.
We surmise the 84LM9600's BLU (Backlight Unit) will probably be the same as the current 55-inch model, which uses LG's ALEF technology to provide benefits of direct backlighting with local dimming without sacrificing the TV's slim profile.