The most important number ?
LG Electronics released a TV it is claiming is “the world’s largest” OLED. The electronics chaebol said the telly, labeled 97G2, with its 97-inch screen would be available for purchase in global markets, starting in “the following weeks.” The specs aren’t available, but a similar 98-inch model, the now discontinued LED …
> Who cares if you aren't making profit the the hardware, when you can sell the user info for so much more
That only works to a point: Here you'd have to sell the users themselves to get some of that money back!...
No, those are Veblen goods, something somebody would put, along with a couple Italian sports cars, in his 64-room villa in [posh, overpriced neighborhood]. The price is irrelevant, and being inaccessible to the rabble is actually the biggest part of their attractiveness.
The price is proportional to diagonal raised to the 4th power. That's the area divided by the success rate, which is proportional to the area.
Luckily, going bigger cuts the cost because it becomes an array of constant sized modules with a good success rate. Just throwing that out there to justify a really big screen.
Micrometer sized pixels on a two metre wide screen rather implies two million pixels across, no?
No doubt that's why they need "α (Alpha) 9 Gen5 AI Processor and advanced picture algorithms to deliver lifelike images "; it joins the heady ranks of displays whose designers believe they know better than the content creators how an image should look.
Sony's broadcast division (i.e. where they price $135,000 for a cinema CAMERA!) has a 16k resolution LED display which has a much larger footprint (i.e 5 metres wide!) for a mere $1.5 million USD!
The highest resolution display I have ever seen is an RGB Laser rear projector which does 1:1 square aspect ratio at 131,072 by 131,072 pixels at 64 bit RGBA colour at 240 fps (i.e. 16-bits per Red, Green, Blue and Alpha channel) used for space/satellite imaging and they have EIGHT of them in a 360-degree surround-view mode!
They also use it for 3D animated and real-time rendered CAVE environments using in real-world environmental and product simulations! I should also note that CRYSIS, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 LOOK GREAT on that system!
That's what we do. We don't watch TV often, and only FreeView then. So, I have a (retired from home office) mini-itx computer + TV USB dongle + LG 32" 1080p monitor + Edifier speakers. All controlled by KODI. It has been working flawlessly for years.
I can hardly even imagine where we would put a larger screen. We would have to get rid of some bookcases, which, given my wife's predilections, is not going to happen. Ever.
Yes, I have an antenna. Not paying for any streaming services, when their are enough free local off air TV channels to keep us entertained when need be.
My computers are all Linux. Not all tuners work properly, or even at all, with non windows computers. Even those that are supposed to work with Linux have multiple fixes listed when I do the googling on them to find something that should work.
Just give me a 24 inch TV/monitor, without the hassle of another plug in card, or USB gadget with more drivers I have to down load to make it work with Linux. Assuming I down load the correct one.
With a TV/monitor, two connections. One to the antenna and the other to the computer video out. Done! No fuss, no muss. can even us the TV without the computer if need be.
Buy a monitor and then buy one of the round BT YouView tuners off ebay, they support DVB-T2 (FreeView HD), all the catch up services and because they are pre-smart TV era they are very responsive and fast as they run purpose built software instead of Android TV.
Why? Because there are loads of commercial/entertainment applications for large displays. I’ve seen on near me, when’ve get close up to it, it is actually four large displays arranged in a quad to display one image. Then the market for wealthy people who have home cinema rooms.
I don’t think LG had you watching reruns of Knots Landing your kitchen in mind when they designed it.
And then this: "has dimensions of 87.1" x 50" x 4.5", meaning it surpasses 7 feet in width while standing over 4 feet tall"
We-ell. So easy to understand what 87" means that it needs to be converted into feet so people have an idea of how big that is (I still don't, 7ft is about 2m and a bit, I guess, and 4'2" is about... yeah, a metre and a half-ish, or so? Meh. Not that I care...
Pointless as still nothing to watch ? Sticking with dead tree carcass.
Reruns free, able to meditate upon contents if required, and will still work in 10 years. Even have a couple over 100 years old still working. Aside from that, the IO rate is orders of magnitude faster.
Best of all, the older books don't trigger my irritation at grammar and spelling errors. The blundering ignorance displayed by the limited vocabulary afflicted talking heads of last 20 years is too much to bear.