First Ultra HD TV now available in U.S. for $17k

First Ultra HD TV now available in U.S. for $17k
Despite reports that it would be delayed, LG has brought the first Ultra HD TV to the U.S.

The TV, which is 84-inches, will retail for $20,000 and be available only at Video and Audio Center, an independent electronics retailer in California. The store is selling the massive TV for $17,000, a discount on its MSRP.



Ultra HD, formerly known as 4K, is a standard that requires a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. Additionally, any Ultra HD display must have at least one digital input for native 4K video, not just upscaling.

Rival Sony has an 84-inch TV, expected for launch in November, but at a higher price tag with an MSRP of $24,000.

For the time being, the displays cannot take advantage of their true potential as there is no native 4K content commercially available.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 26 Oct 2012 0:10
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  • 6 comments
  • mukhis

    other than watching some UHD photos, this TV is useless for now. and wow, 17K...really? who wanna afford that? i also wonder what will be the price of blu-ray disk or future technology (and, its player) with UHD!!!
    i can't still afford 1080p BDs ^_^

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    26.10.2012 01:48 #1

  • Burnasty

    i wonder how big the files will be on tpb for uhd

    Buy the ticket, take the ride. -H.S.T.

    26.10.2012 03:52 #2

  • Chu3505

    Hope the thing it under 200 pounds,more than that,the thing it still to heavy of a design as of a LED tv .More the same as those old projection tvs as pounds for inches for of screen wide inches,if the thing is 200 pounds plus.Moving the thing to another location or different residents will be more than a choir.

    26.10.2012 09:50 #3

  • Chu3505

    Hope the thing it under 200 pounds,more than that,the thing it still to heavy of a design as of a LED tv .More the same as those old projection tvs as pounds for inches for of screen wide inches,if the thing is 200 pounds plus.Moving the thing to another location or different residents will be more than a choir.

    26.10.2012 09:50 #4

  • JST1946

    I still have a Panasonic I bought in 1987 that is still working like when I bought it.People have to be crazy to spend that much on a TV.Maybe because I'm not a couch potato watching it every day that's why it is still working.

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    26.10.2012 12:24 #5

  • Mrguss

    Originally posted by JST1946: I still have a Panasonic I bought in 1987 that is still working like when I bought it.People have to be crazy to spend that much on a TV.Maybe because I'm not a couch potato watching it every day that's why it is still working.


    Same here. I only watch DVD's, Games and once in awhile especial programs. My life is very busy & not in-front of a TV.

    Originally posted by mukhis: ...wonder what will be the price of blu-ray disk or future technology (and, its player) with UHD!!!
    i can't still afford 1080p BDs ^_^
    BD's hold the 4K tech capabilities since they were invented. This is just a push so BD's can take over the regular DVD's
    -- Not that it will happen :)))

    +5000

    27.10.2012 18:06 #6

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