The Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV) dream may be some way off for most of us, but it's a different story if you're in South Korea. LG is taking orders for a limited batch of 84-inch 4K sets and plans to ship them at the end of next month. The sets are "only" 4K resolution, so won't quite match up to the prototype 8K Super Hi-Vision sets from Panasonic and Sharp, but both 4K and 8K technically make up part of the UHDTV specification.
LG's sets will come with a 2.2 speaker setup, and the company is also giving away 3D glasses and camcorders to people who pre-order, as well as promising to provide 4K content. It's the least LG could do, really, considering the sets will cost around 25 million won (about $21,975), though with only 84 units available buyers will at least get to bask in the glow of exclusivity for a short while. That is, until LG follows through with its stated plans to release UHDTV products in North America, Europe, and elsewhere in Asia later this year.
Hyunhu Jang contributed to this report