Thursday, 17 January, 2019

LG's 2019 TVs use software to improve the user's viewing experience

LG unveils massive new 8K TVs LG Reveals New 4K & 8K ThinQ TVs with Alpha 9 Gen 2 Processor
Sherri Watson | 06 January, 2019, 20:09

That is what LG is calling its new high-end range of LCD TVs, where they will rock enhanced colors, viewing angles, and thinner bezels.

There's a renewed focus on voice commands, with your good friends Alexa and Google Assistant coming built-in to LG's ThinQ AI smart TVs (2018 TVs only came with Google Assistant).

The 88-inch Z9 OLED TV boasts higher processing capabilities for delivering the most realistic 8K picture quality that looks sharp, vivid and detailed thanks to 8K upscaling and improved noise reduction, LG said in a statement.

The latest α9 Gen 2 intelligent processor will also power LG's 2019 range of premium LCD TVs including the 75-inch LG SM99 8K LCD TV.

What is LG's new NanoCell technology? The result will be a smoother and clearer motion for better rendering of fast-action content when watching sports and action movies. The HDMI ports also support enhanced audio return channel (eARC) for the highest quality audio formats over home theater and stereo systems. While the connector itself isn't changing, new cables might be necessary to get the full advantage of the new standard. They will also have to plug in an HDMI 2.1 compatible device, which now includes the likes of the Xbox One X.

The company has also confirmed a second generation α9 Gen 2 processor, which brings with it updated tone mapping able to react dynamically to ambient light, thereby making HDR content less dark when viewed in brighter environments.

However if you're feeling like this will be your next TV, we'd start saving.

In a news release, LG announced six TV ranges, including the Z9, W9, E9 and C9 series OLED TVs, and the SM9X and SM8X series LCD TVs. The button can be used to activate Alexa and related skills, manage smart home devices, and set up Alexa Routines such as a wake-up call, traffic information and favorite TV channel switching. All of the displays will use the company's new Alpha 9 Gen 2 Processor. They'll also be available on LG's flagship LCD models, which have been renamed "NanoCell". There's no mention of the usual middle-sitting G series TV, however, so we can guess its been scrapped.