Televisions are our window to a world of entertainment in our living rooms, a hotly contested territory for technology manufacturing companies. In the build-up to the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas the battle between manufacturers to control that territory is heating up. LG’s latest attention getting salvo is their 88-inch 8K OLED television, the largest and highest resolution OLED television seen to date. With 32 million pixels crammed into this massive display expect a razor-sharp image and an astronomical price tag to go with it.
8K is still a few years away from entering the consumer market, with everything from cables to camera to capture the content still under development. Here at Highpants we can’t wait to see the next generation 8K PlayStation running on a television such as this. Many people may question the need for so many pixels but as Apple showed with there Retina displays there is a smoothing and sharpness improvement when the pixels pass the perceptible limits of the eye. Combine that with the enhanced brightness of the extra pixels and you have one hell of a sharp and bright display.
LG are the only manufacturer producing large format OLED displays at the moment so it should come as no surprise that they are demonstrating leading edge displays such as this at CES 2018, a show that is building up to be as impressive as always. Continue reading LG Shows Off 88-inch 8K OLED TV…
Here at Highpants HQ televisions are one of the many windows to the digital world, let’s just say we see a lot of flat panels in the course of a day. In the spirit of improving the fidelity of information we view it was time for an upgrade. So with the old 55-inch LCD TV looking a little long in the tooth we set out to find the best damn TV money could buy, without requiring a mortgage of course.
Continue reading The LG 55B6T OLED TV Review, My Favourite New Thing…
Nowhere does the relentless march of technology move so fast as the action packed world of gaming. The current leading edge of gaming is a double edged sword; one edge of the blade is the new PS4 Pro while the other is the incredible LG 55B6T OLED TV. With the release of the PS4 Pro and recent price drop of the LG B6T OLEDs this is a technology combination that is now accessible to many.
The 4K PS4 Pro is providing compelling content for all of those starved next generation TV’s out there and with it Sony may have stolen the gaming lead, even against the mighty PC gaming rig. The PC 4k gaming market is still a mess and Microsoft are months away from their 4k Xbone so for now it’s all PS4 Pro. It is hands down the best gaming experience in town. A big statement that I back up with one simple fact, the PS4 Pro is delivering the goods now.
Continue reading The Future of Gaming is Now: The Sony PlayStation 4 Pro + LG 4K OLED!
With the 4K revolution well underway LG is already preparing for the next television revolution, the 8K revolution. Don’t be upset if you’ve just decided to join the 4K revolution for Christmas your TV is not out of date already, LG is simply attempting to gauge public interest in these new 32 megapixel displays.
LG, Sharp and other TV manufacturers have actually had 8K TV’s up their sleeves for the last three years, Japanese TV tech company NHK even have studio video camera’s that can record in the hyper high resolution 7680 x 4320 resolution.
Still we can dream, early adopters can drool and TV revolutions will continue to roll on. CES 2015 it seems is already heating up with pre-show publicity flowing thick and fast.
Continue reading The TV Revolutions Roll On, LG to Demo 55-Inch 8K TV at CES 2015…
Google is in fact intent on covering our entire bodies with Android devices; glasses, shoes and now wrist watches. Rumoured to be preparing to join the SmartWatch revolution Google has the technology but do they have the desire?
The rumours appear to have begun with a story run by the Financial Times, discussing the burgeoning SmartWatch market and the numerous new Google devices targeting various body parts FT seems to have put two and two together. Supporting evidence supplied via a number of Google patents relating to wearable computing,
Continue reading Google to Join the SmartWatch Revolution…
LG this week officially won the race to release the first 55-inch OLED TV this week, the EM9600U. The next generation can now be ordered with a delivery date in March 2013. Officially the EM9600 will be released first in South Korea, late February, the rest of the world will see the TV in March.
The cost of this privilege isn’t to be taken lightly; reports vary from $10,035 in South Korea to $12,000 USD in Australia, it all depends on what part of the world you live in.
Construction of the TV is pure high end. The use of carbon fibre as the backplate for the display allows the super slim 4mm profile, also helping to keep the weight down to 10kg. The electronics for the television are be housed in the TV’s base or optionally a set top box is available.
Continue reading LG wins the Race to OLED, Now the Battle Begins…
LG has this week released the world’s first ultra widescreen 21:9 aspect ratio IPS LCD monitor. The stretchy new 29-inch display provides an abundance of desktop real-estate thanks to the 2560 x 1080 resolution. Minimizing window overlap, enhancing productivity and generally just making life at the keyboard better.
LG’s adoption of the cinema ratio has also turned the EA93 into a media playback powerhouse. Movies are able to completely fill the screen while the IPS panel technology provides rich colors from every viewing angle, no more black bars top and bottom. The dual integrated speakers kick out 7 watts a piece and provide a good starting point for media playback. An abundance of input options will keep the EA93 busy on playback duties. The latest HDMI inputs even allow mobile phones to act as media sources.
Continue reading LG Stretch Sideways with the Wider than Wide-Screen EA93, the 21:9 IPS Monitor.
LG, life is good until you climb aboard LG’s special elevator. Upon entering the lift all looks normal, nothing to see here, until you press the button. In that moment the riders mind expects the lift to start its journey, instead the floor of the elevator appears to fall away, leaving them at gravities mercy.
The floor was in fact still in place as it should be, the effect being generated by a series of IPS LCD panels embedded into the floor. An impressive prank that has all of the polish of a Hollywood blockbuster crammed into the confines of your average office elevator.
Included for your viewing pleasure is the LG elevator experiment, buckle up, get a grip and press the play button.
Continue reading LG Elevator of Scare…
Monitors, our window into our online lives are evolving. LG’s latest launch party has introduced the world to their latest generation IPS panel, the IPS7 series.
LG have taken the technological shoe horn to their line of premium desktop monitors, always aiming to fit more features in than ever before. Off to a spectacular start LG has included the latest generation IPS panel that ensures extreme color accuracy, wide viewing angles and fast 5ms response times.
LG have been working hard on the aesthetics of their TV’s and Monitors, it shows, the IPS7 range look good. Is it irony that such a visual device as a monitor often receives very little aesthetic design input, being a cheap commodity that corner often gets cut. The super slim 1.2mm bezel, thin 14mm profile and sleek stand keeps the IPS7’s looking good.
Continue reading LG’s IPS7 Monitors, The LG Invasion continues…
The battle for our living room is entering a new era, with the battle between LCD and OLED is just beginning and LG has upped the LCD anti.
Pushing the size and resolution of LCD technology with the brand new, but previously shown at CES in January, 84LM9600 84 inch, 213cm, Monster TV. A technological marvel this is the next generation of LCD TV available to a select few.
An initial production run of only 84 unit’s will occur at LG’s production facilities, with the TV’s to be available between July 20 to Aug. 20. Pre-orders are being taken for the lucky first customers.
With a serious case of sticker shock, the 25 million won ($21,925 US) price tag will keep it in the boardrooms of South Korean companies for the moment. This is the type of TV that needs a double sized price tag just to fit the 5 digit price.
Continue reading LG’s 84LM9600 LED TV. The 84 Inch 4K TV to go on sale…