It might not shock you to learn that an 84-inch 3D 4K TV (OMFG ABBREVIATIONS) will cost you a pretty penny. LG today took the large covers off of its crazy-big new TV for the Australian market, and it revealed the price. We've gone eyes-on with the TV that costs the same as a small hatchback.
The 84-inch monster panel got its coming out party at this year's IFA tech fair in Berlin. Today was its first showing in Australia. The local price? $15,999. For $15,999, you can pick up the 2012 Ford Fiesta with a $500 chunk of change to spare.
Still, small hatchbacks aside, it's still a bunch cheaper than Sony's latest 4K offering which is being priced around $28,000. For those playing the car game, that's just shy the cost of a new Toyota Camry Altise. Ouch.
LG is calling its TV a UD — Ultra Definition — TV. It's sporting a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which to you and I is essentially 4K. LG has bolted an upscaler onto the thing so that you can make your SD and HD content look watchable on this comically huge panel, as well as a 2D-to-3D image converter.
The panel also has 3D capabilities and a few smart options like smart picture zooming that lets you set the 3D depth and smart audio which allows you to tune the depth of the audio. The smarts continue into the dashboard on the panel which lets you install and run apps on your TV. LG has over 400 apps right now.
You can pick up LG's 84-inch mammoth 4K panel from November.