Yet despite the price, the amount of free wall space needed to mount one and the dearth of suitable content available, according to Chosun Ilbo LG has already sold 300 of its flagship $22,000 84-inch UHD TVs in South Korea alone since August.
The latest Digitimes research, published this week, estimates that by 2014 a total of 10 million ultra-high defintion TV sets will be shipped globally in 2014 but believes that due to the currently prohibative price tag - due in part to expensive production costs and small-scale manufacturing, the market for the TV sis likely to be 3.83 million units in 2013. Those figures seemed rather optimistic when the current drawbacks effecting the technololgy are taken into consideration. However, if LG alone can be 0.1% closer to the global shipment total from sales in South Korea alone, perhaps the numbers aren't quite so optimistic.
As well as LG, Samsung and Sony have also officially launched similarly sized UHD TV sets in recent months and these are expected to be joined by TVs from Toshiba, Sharp and Panasonic later this year.