LG this year are coming out swinging. LG has seemingly led the way now with their panels, and although we don’t have one here in the studio, I do like going into local electronic retailers to check them out because damn, their pictures are good. Although there are several new TVs introduced, the one that’s going to be stealing all the headlines is the brand new LG G1, which is the only new TV in LG’s new rage to feature their new OLED EVO technology. LG EVO uses a brand new luminance element, what kind of element that is, is unknown, but it’s said to produce a much higher brightness and clarity levels in the overall image without sacrificing colour.
But it’s not just the G1, although impressive, on our radars. The LG C-series are also getting a new overhaul too, with the inclusion of the brand new Alpha 9 Gen4 8K image processor with AI integration. This new processor not only produces some superb upscaling features, but it’ll also detect objects and background in a scene. LG’s AI Picture Pro can upscale those independently, to ensure you receive the best image quality possible. But, it doesn’t just take into consideration what’s on the screen, the LG TVs powered by the Alpha 9 chip will also detect room lighting conditions, as well as the content genre, and apply upscaling based on those conditions.
There’s also a brand new Game AI setting coming to LG TVs too, which will enhance your image based on the type of game you’re playing. LG have been known to include variable refresh rate technology in their OLED panels in the past, and even have G-Sync and Freesync compatible screens, so this will definitely be interesting to see in the future. Alongside their game optimiser settings, LG have included a 1ms response time and low input lag through their HDMI 2.1 connection, which of course as we all know by now will support 120Hz gaming.
You can expect to find the new C1 TV range in similar sizes as before, being 48-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch and 77-inch, but they have now included a brand new 83-inches for 2020. The G1 series comes in the same sizes although it’s a 48-inch instead of the larger 83-inch that consumers have on offer. There is also a brand new A series of TVs coming, but unfortunately, they lose out on the new image processor that the G and C series are offering.
But, it doesn’t stop there. LG is also offering what they’re calling QNED, which is essentially the QLED tech found in other brands, and it’s just LG being a bit clever with their name I think. LG’s QNED TVs will also utilise quantum dot technology too to achieve better colour accuracy across the board. It’s fully known as the LG QNED MiniLED TV range, and again will found in a number of different sizes from 65-inch to 86-inches. LG has put up to 30,000 tiny LEDs across the back of their television screens, with 2,500 unique dimming zones which is unbelievable in itself. This just ensures that contrast levels are absolutely crisp, and black levels the deepest they’ve achieved so far, also also means that peak brightness for HDR content will be super high too.
Other features for LG’s 2021 TV lineup will include streaming services from both Google Stadia and Geforce Now, both of which will be seen as updates in the future. Expect to see them around Q3 to Q4 of this year. And also a new Gallery stand, so if you’re someone who doesn’t have the wall space to mount these extremely skinny teles, you can put them on LG’s brand new gallery stand. Pricing is to be announced, but I can’t see them being that cheap, can you?
There’s also been a newly designed remote, to fall in line with a TV’s most popular features, being access to your smart voice assistant, and streaming services. There’s a new NFT panel in the base of the remote, in which if you tap your phone against it, it’ll cast the content from your phone directly onto the TV and also vice versa. There’s also a new WebOS interface that uses AI in a bigger way than before to showcase shows and content that fits your viewing habits, and it’ll make recommedations based on what it learns from you.
LG is releasing a large number of televisions to the market, and to give you an idea, their new televisions fall under the Z1, G1, C1 and A-series, LG QNED Mini LED TV, QNED99, QNED95, and NANO99 and NANO9. It’s super complex and super difficult to determine which features are paired with which model of televisions. More information will come, so keep up with TechNuovo to find out more. But you have to ask yourself, which one is best for you? We haven’t seen any confirmation of prices yet, but you’ve got to wonder… if their flagship G1 is going to be expensive, where do the new QNED TVs sit? As the features here seem extremely grand too. Who knows, but we should find out soon.