The International Committee for Display Metrology, an independent organization that establishes display standards, has refused to intervene in the ongoing 8K spat between South Korean tech giants Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, according to news reports Sept. 30.
“We do not intervene in any conflict over technical issues between companies,” the organization said in a statement.
“The ICDM, as it clarifies in Section 1.1.3 in the Information Display Measurements Standard, or IDMS, does not set compliance values for any of its measurements,” the organization added.
The IDMS is a set of rules that quantify electronic display characteristics and qualities.
During the IFA trade show held earlier this month in Berlin, LG claimed Samsung’s LCD-based 8K QLED TV lineup does not meet the international 8K standards of the ICDM.
According to LG, the contrast modulation level of Samsung’s 8K TVs, standing at a mere 12 percent, falls short of reaching 50 percent to receive the 8K label. The contrast modulation shows how well a screen can distinguish white and black lines. The CM level of LG’s 8K TV models, including those based on OLED and LCD, reaches 90 percent.
Samsung refuted the claims, saying the CM rules, first announced in 1927, need to be revised and new rules should take various other technical factors into consideration.
The Society for Information Display, a display organization behind the ICDM, said it is currently updating the standards with 200 display experts, and the existing rules will still be valid until the update is completed.
By Kim Young-won (firstname.lastname@example.org)