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LG releases 'world's largest' ultra-definition TV

This handout photo released by LG Electronics on shows South Korean models posing next to a LG Electronics ultra-definition TV with an 84-inch (213-cm) screen during a media briefing in Seoul. – AFP

SEOUL: South Korea's LG Electronics on Wednesday began sales of what it claims is the world's largest ultra-definition television, with a view to expanding its share of the premium TV market.

The company released an ultra-definition TV with an 84-inch (213-cm) screen to the local market, with a price tag of 25 million won ($22,067).

Overseas sales will kick off in Europe and the United States next month ahead of releases in Asia and Latin America, it added.

The new product comes as global manufacturers seek to drive slowing sales by producing premium TVs with bigger screens and sharper images.

LG, the world's number two TV manufacturer, said the new model features not only a large screen but also resolution higher than existing high-definition models, which makes viewers feel “the sense of reality and presence”.

Earlier this year top player Samsung Electronics released a 75-inch full HD TV and Japan's Sharp unveiled a 90-inch model.

Comments (3) Closed

Aug 23, 2012 06:16pm
Still waiting for OLED TV. Shapre picture more pixels, low energy and ultra low footprint. Might be able to staple on the wall.
M. Asghar
Aug 22, 2012 07:15pm
The capacity to inncrease the density of pixiels and over a wider area is leading to this expected progress.
Syed Muhammad
Aug 23, 2012 07:22am
It was Samsung who launched a 75" LED few weeks back. Now a good move from LG. Although being related to electronics industry I don't see a bright future of LG products in Pakistan.