LG says an 84-inch TV that has four times the resolution of standard HDTVs is going to be in stores in October for $20,000.
means LG Electronics USA is pushing out its set with so-called "4K"
resolution before Sony Corp., which will have a similar set in stores in
December for $25,000.
The set's resolution will be 3,840 by 2,160 pixels, which compares with 1920 by 1080 pixels for today's best HDTVs.
is, for now, very little video content available that can take
advantage of the higher resolution. There are no cable or satellite
channels at that resolution, and Blu-ray discs max out at HDTV
LG warns that if and when a standard for "4K" broadcasts is developed, these first sets may not be compatible.