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Some of LG's 2020 TVs are set to go beyond the 8K Ultra HD criteria

An LG 8K Signature OLED TV. (Source: LG)
An LG 8K Signature OLED TV. (Source: LG)
LG has announced that the next generation of Signature OLED and NanoCell TVs have "exceeded" the requirements for the 8K Ultra HD designation. This new spec has been developed by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) in order to define the next-gen resolution standard. Therefore, the Korean giant may be the first to use buzzwords such as "Real 8K" when marketing new products.

The CTA has laid down "strict requirements" for what constitutes 8K Ultra HD, a spec that may be the most hyped and touted among panel-makers in the coming year. LG has announced that some of its upcoming TVs have "exceeded" these criteria. Therefore, they will be known as "real 8K" screens on their launch.

8K Ultra HD is a designation based on measurement guidelines requiring that a given panel's resolution must meet a 50% minimum contrast modulation (CM) threshold. In addition, the device in question must exhibit a minimum of 33 million live pixels. These criteria are in turn based on the 8K threshold set by the International Committee for Display Metrology, and are also likely to influence similar definitions established by other CTA-like bodies.

Therefore, LG now feels it is in a position to state that some of their panels at least meet this designation. Accordingly, they will bear the relevant CTA badge on their packaging and marketing material, giving the consumer something to look out for in the future. Thus far, the OEM asserts that its 2020 Signature OLED and NanoCell line-up will include variants with a quality that is superior to 8K Ultra HD.

The new CTA logo and product badge: coming to new TVs soon. (Source: LG)
The new CTA logo and product badge: coming to new TVs soon. (Source: LG)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-12-16 (Update: 2019-12-16)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.