LG is making a 108-inch HD screen TV that will cost $1.7 million

LG has announced a new lineup of Direct View LED (DVLED) home cinema displays, which range in size from a huge 108-inch HD screen to an obscene 325-inch 8K panel that costs an eye-watering $1.7 million and weighs in at over 2,000 pounds. Rather than using an LCD layer to create pixels, and lighting it with separate LEDs, these displays just use LEDs, similar to what we’ve seen from Samsung’s The Wall and Sony’s Crystal LED lineup. This has the advantage of creating better contrast levels like what you’d see from an OLED display, because individual pixels can turn off entirely to create deeper black levels, without the risk of burn-in. But the challenge with this approach is making LEDs small enough to work as individual subpixels, hence why these early DVLED screens are so dang big. It’s better to think of LG’s new DVLED displays as a replacement for a high-end projector that can already create an image of 100-inches or larger. Peak brightness output for most of these LG screens sits at 1,200 nits, which is comparable to a regular high-end TV.