Projectors? Who needs ’em. LG has developed a wall-covering microLED TV that boasts 8K resolution and a sprawling 325-inch display. For the low price of $1.7 million, this screen could be yours. Imagine taking in the sights and sounds of football Sunday with 20-foot players running across your wall. Sold yet?
If you’re thinking 325 inches is a ridiculous size for a TV, you’d be correct. Now, that isn’t to say a massive TV like this is without applications. It could be practical in certain office settings, and finding one plastered to the wall of a Buffalo Wild Wings someday isn’t beyond the realm of possibility. Or, you know, if you happen to be an affluent individual with a spare million or two sitting around, this LG TV might be for you.
But the sheer size of this thing demands a wall large enough to hold it. According to the LG website, the largest model is more than 13 feet tall and 23.6 feet wide. So the majority of apartment dwellers can kiss their dreams of owning one of these bad boys goodbye. Then again, you can always choose to move for the sake of a TV. The dimensions aren’t the only issue, though. The 325-inch model weighs in at a staggering 2,222 pounds. It’s the weight equivalent of strapping a small car to your wall.
What are you getting for such a high price? Well, there are reportedly 33 million LEDs jammed inside the monster of a screen. Per the website, the LG DVLED microLED technology provides “captivating brilliance, vibrant color,” and “wide contrast ratio.”
Those who can’t swing LG’s $1.7 million price tag need not worry. The same screen technology is available in more reasonable sizes. The home cinema displays range anywhere from 108 inches up to 325.
LG Electronics USA Vice President Calls TV the ‘Supercar of Home Display Technologies’
Apparently, this LG Direct View LED TV is the Bugatti of televisions. For one, it’s not something you can swing by the local Best Buy and grab on your way home from work. Even if that was the case, how on earth could anyone expect to bring the thing home themselves. Let alone install it.
According to PCMag, these models require an on-site engineer for installation, training for the owners, and frequent visits from LG to make sure the TV is alright for the first few years. It really does sound like owning a supercar.
“This truly is the supercar of home display technologies, offering hand-constructed quality and performance that appeals to those with luxury lifestyles who want something that is not only immersive, but also highly exclusive. LG DVLED Extreme Home Cinema Display technology is rated to last 100,000 hours before reaching half-life, meaning that it could deliver stunning visuals for over 10 years,” said LG Electronics USA’s vice president in charge of DVLED displays, Dan Smith.