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Scott Hart

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Dec 6, 2016
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LG Set To Lead Global TV Market With Dual Premium Strategy


SEOUL, Feb. 23, 2017 — LG Electronics (LG) announced the launch of its 2017 SUPER UHD TV lineup featuring Nano Cell display lineup at its R&D Center in Seoul today. Alongside the amazingly thin LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W first unveiled at CES last month, LG has high hopes that its dual premium strategy for TVs will expand its market share in the global TV industry. LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W will be available in Korea and the United States starting this month. SUPER UHD TVs with Nano Cell technology will become available in the weeks to come while customers in other markets will see both premium products beginning in the second quarter of 2017.

TVs with Perfect Picture, Design and Sound

LG SIGNATURE OLED TV embodies the company’s pursuit of the best possible viewing experience, featuring the most advanced technologies available in the display industry. The innovative design of the W7 series follows LG’s “less is more” philosophy, stripping away everything to emphasize the beauty of the screen alone.

LG OLED TVs are considered by industry experts to offer the most advanced display technology. As each pixel on the display can be individually switched on and off, OLED offers an enhanced picture quality without image degradation, such as light bleed typically found in conventional backlit systems. This results in the highest quality image rendering with the purest black and lifelike colors.

The sleek razor-thin profile of the 65-inch W7 – less than 4mm thick when mounted on the wall – creates the illusion of gazing out a window, not of watching TV. LG’s 2017 OLED TV lineup offers innovative Dolby Atmos sound for the first time in the market, delivering both stunning image and sound quality. Dolby Atmos isolates the relative location of each sound to create rich and multi-layered audio that reflects the intricate sounds of the real world. The 77-inch version of the W7 received the Best of CES Innovation Award 2017 in the Video Displays category, besting all other new TV offerings at CES and won Engadget’s Best of the Best Award at the show.

LG will introduce five 4K OLED TV models in Korea with screen sizes varying from 77/65W7, 77/65G7, 65/55E7, 65/55C7 and 65/55B7. Model details in other markets will be announced locally at the time of launch.

The Most Advanced LCD TV Available Today

LG’s third-generation SUPER UHD TV lineup features Nano Cell technology, which harnesses approximately one nanometer-sized particles to offer incredibly accurate color reproduction. The Nano Cell display achieves impressive picture quality by absorbing stray lightwaves, resulting in purer, cleaner colors. This light absorbing capability allows LG’s new LCD displays to filter out specific colors with much greater precision, rendering each color exactly as it was intended. For example, the color red on conventional TVs can blend with other color wavelengths, such as yellow or orange, causing the color to fade and take on a yellowish tint. LG Nano Cell dramatically reduces instances of color fading, image instability and other color degradation issues. LG Nano Cell displays also deliver consistent colors at wider viewing angles with virtually no color difference between viewers seated directly in front of the screen and those watching at a 60 degree angle.

Expanded HDR Capabilities

All 2017 LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs feature Active HDR to render brighter scenes and greater shadow details when displaying HDR content. Active HDR allows LG TVs to process the picture scene by scene, inserting dynamic data where needed. In addition, 2017 LG TVs support the full palette of HDR formats, including Dolby VisionTM, HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). This versatility is compounded by the new HDR Effect feature, which processes standard definition content to improve brightness in specific areas and enhance contrast ratio, rendering more precise images.

Enhanced webOS User Experience

The latest webOS Smart TV platform helps make LG’s entire lineup of premium TVs exceptionally user-friendly. LG webOS 3.5 is equipped with enhancements for easier control and faster access when using the improved Magic Remote and the new Magic Link features. Viewers can instantly access their favorite services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video by pressing a hot key on the remote control, tapping into a wide variety of stunning 4K programming.

“Our 2017 TV lineup features state-of-the-art display technologies that break the boundaries of TV viewing,” said Brian Kwon, president of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “This year, we will continue to extend the premium TV market with a dual premium strategy based on our unrivaled OLED TVs and groundbreaking SUPER UHD TVs with Nano Cell display. With these innovative TV products, our customers will be able to enjoy the best home entertainment experience that the industry has to offer.”
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Jesse Skeen

Senior HTF Member
Apr 24, 1999
3D is more a "capability" than a "feature", as some material is made in 3D and some isn't, and TVs are either capable of showing it or they aren't. On some movies 3D is a novelty, some use it more artistically, and some use it to little effect at all, but that's dependent on the movie not the TV. I've heard 3D costs VERY little to include nowadays as well, certainly no more than the "smooth motion" feature that ruins the intended frame rate or "smart apps" that not everyone uses (but are nice to have, even if they get obsolete long before the rest of the TV does.) With the passive 3D system LG uses, glasses also cost hardly anything, as they're the same kind you get at theaters. If you're desperate you could likely find some discarded ones around a theater if you look!

Jon Lidolt

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Nov 8, 2004
Toronto Ontario in Canada
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Jon Lidolt
I know that a lot of people loved 3D, but I never got into it. I saw it as more of novelty than anything else. How do you, or would you, us 3D to justify the added feature?
The movie industry continues to produce product in 3D and there are many oldies from the 50's and even the 60's that are great fun to watch. And don't forget that most human beings do actually see in 3 dimensions. I could also ask why we need color when you can still see the picture and follow the plot in good old black and white. We could go on, but I'm sure you get my point.

Jonathan Perregaux

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Oct 10, 1999
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Jonathan Perregaux
Put the 3D back and we'll talk. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the hell out of my 2016 model's 3D, their best ever.

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