LG 8K TVs Gain CTA Certification, Will Debut at CES 2020

LG’s upcoming line of 8K televisions are certified by the CTA to meet industry specifications to deliver 8K images.

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LG Electronics (LG) has announced that its TVs are the first in the world to exceed the requirements established by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) to define the new generation of 8K Ultra HD products and services. LG says next-generation 8K televisions deliver four times more detail than 4K TVs and 16 times more than HDTVs.

The official industry 8K Ultra HD designation and logo were developed by the CTA to set a clear definition for retailers and consumers to help better identify products that meet key 8K Ultra HD requirements. 

LG‘s Real 8K TVs, which will make their debut at CES 2020 are the first to exceed CTA’s specific requirements, including those related to resolution, digital inputs, high dynamic range, upscaling, bit depth and measurement methodology.

The CTA based its 8K definition on the threshold specified by the International Committee for Display Metrology. The measurement guidelines are based on contrast modulation (CM), which state that resolution must meet a 50 percent minimum CM threshold along with at least 33 million active pixels in order to qualify as 8K UHD.

Other industry standard-setting bodies such as the International Organization for Standardization also use contrast modulation as the industry benchmark.

LG 8K TVs to Wear CTA’s 8K UHD Logo

Starting in January 2020, every LG 8K TV will display CTA’s 8K UHD logo. New 2020 models build on LG’s leadership position as the only manufacturer offering Real 8K TVs in two categories: OLED (LG SIGNATURE OLED 8K) and LCD (LG 8K NanoCell TV). LG says all of these products deliver CM values in the 90% range, while some other models in the industry remain in the low double digits.

LG adds that third-party testing by the global product testing and certification organization Intertek verified that the 75-inch LG NanoCell 8K TV far surpasses the CM measurement requirement set by ICDM, with the unit returning an impressive 90 percent CM horizontally and 91 percent CM vertically. Another leading international testing firm, VDE (Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker) reported nearly identical CM results.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; both schools are located in Haverhill, Mass.

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