27 January 2020
With CES 2020 being less than a week away, LG has unveiled its 2020 lineup of 8K TVs. It has announced a total of eight models available from 65-inches to 88-inches display sizes. The LG Signature OLED 8K TV series has received new 77-inch and 88-inch models (88/77 OLED ZX). The other six models have been released under the LG NanoCell series: 75/65 Nano99, 75/65 Nano97, and 75/65 Nano95.
LG is touting its new 8K TVs as capable of delivering "Real 8K". It says each of these new models exceeds the new and official 8K Ultra HD definition set by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These TVs can play 8K content at 60fps natively with support for HDMI and USB ports. It means if you have an 8K file stored locally, you can watch on LG's new TVs directly using the input ports but 60fps support works only with HDMI ports.
In terms of codecs, LG's 2020 8K TVs are compatible with HEVC, VP9, and AV1. These will ensure that you don't face issues streaming 8K content as long as you have a fast enough internet connection. You will find the new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor powering these TVs that will help in upscaling content to 8K wherever possible. It makes use of deep learning for upscaling along with Quad Step Noise Reduction and Sharpness Enhancer that is said to result in vivid and accurate 8K images.
LG has also focused on offering premium audio experience with the new 8K TV lineup. It features AI Sound Pro that is able to classify audio into any of these five categories: music, movies, sports, drama, and news. It makes adjustments depending on the category to deliver the best possible and clear audio output. These TVs are compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple AirPlay 2, and Apple HomeKit for smart home users.
There are currently no words on pricing and availability details of LG's 2020 8K TV lineup. We can expect to hear something about these missing details at CES 2020 next week.