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LG’s gorgeous but super expensive 88-inch ZX OLED 8K TV is now available

By Ng Chong Seng - on 16 Jul 2020, 12:04pm

LG’s gorgeous but super expensive 88-inch ZX OLED 8K TV is now available

(Image: LG.)

LG has announced that it’s LG ZX OLED 8K TV is now available in Singapore.

First seen at CES earlier this year, the Signature ZX is LG’s current flagship 8K OLED TV. Two sizes — 77 and 88 inches were announced at CES, but LG Singapore is only carrying the larger screen here (model OLED88ZXPTA). Like the Z9 that was sold here since late 2019, the ZX costs a jaw-dropping S$59,999.

So what do you get for 60 grand other than a resolution that’s four times that of 4K?

To recap, the ZX uses with LG’s newest A9 Gen 3 processor. Versus the Gen 2 chip, it’s supposedly better at doing upscaling, which is important as native 8K content is still hard to come by.

The 8K TV also has a new version of WebOS with improved home dashboard and customisable alerts, in-bezel far-field mics for hands-free and remote-free voice assistant activation, Filmmaker Mode and Dolby Vision/Dolby Atmos support (2.2-channel audio with 40W output). Unlike the Z9, the ZX no longer needs a separate breakout box to support HEVC, AV1 and VP9.

Also, a TV this size isn't designed for table-top mounting — it has its own cabinet-type floor stand.

In the gaming department, the ZX supports NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync for tear-free visuals as well as a fairly new HGiG mode for improved HDR gaming performance on supported games. Other HDMI 2.1 goodies such as ALLM and eARC are also onboard.

The 88-inch LG Signature ZX 8K OLED TV is available at all major retailers including Audio House, Best Denki, COURTS, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Mega Discount Store, Mustafa and Parisilk.

(Image: LG.)

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