LG will introduce its expanded 8K TV lineup next week at CES comprising eight TVs with 77- and 65-inch models joining LG’s existing 88- and 75-inch screen sizes. The range now includes 88- and 77-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED 8K TVs (models 88/77 OLED ZX) and LG NanoCell TVs (models 75/65 Nano99, 75/65 Nano97, 75/65 Nano95). LG says that each model “exceeds” the industry’s 8K Ultra HD definition standards set by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and backed up by independent labs like TÜV Rheinland.

The models listed here will achieve “Real 8K” and can play native 8K content with sources from HDMI and USB digital inputs, including HEVC, VP9 and AV1 codecs, the latter being backed by streaming providers including YouTube. The TVs also allow streaming at 60FPS and are certified to deliver 8K 60P over HDMI.

A new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor with “deep learning technology” will deliver optimized picture and sound for all content using AI-based 8K upscaling, with a Quad Step noise reduction and sharpness enhancer increasing resolution and presentation of non-8K sources. The processor’s AI Picture Pro feature will recognize faces and text on-screen to fine-tune and sharpen each element for more natural skin tones and more readable characters, and Auto Genre will apply ideal picture settings for the type of content selected.

An AI Sound Pro technology analyzes audio of content in five categories (music, movies, sports, drama and news) for “clearer”  dialog with boosted volume and improved background noise rendition, and audio is upmixed to a virtual 5.1 soundfield. IoT control is possible from the TV’s Home Dashboard and ThinQ voice recognition is built into all the 8K models, and the webOS smart TV platform supports Apple AirPlay 2, HomeKit, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa (with Alexa far-field voice compatibility available for the future).

LG will be at booth #11100, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center next week.

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While it is way to soon to be thinking about a new tv since my Sony OLED is only about 1 year old. I am keeping my eye on the technology and waiting for a reasonably priced 8K display at a 100" size. So which ever brand I happen to like at the time between Samsung, Sony and LG as there are two LG 4K displays in the house currently.
 

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While it is way to soon to be thinking about a new tv since my Sony OLED is only about 1 year old. I am keeping my eye on the technology and waiting for a reasonably priced 8K display at a 100" size. So which ever brand I happen to like at the time between Samsung, Sony and LG as there are two LG 4K displays in the house currently.
I think RAH would verify that 8k TVs offer viewers no visible advantage in PQ (even for viewers with "fighter pilot" vision) over properly calibrated, top quality, 4k UHD TVs, that take full advantage of the excellent HDR capability, as well as the very wide color gamut, which the 4k UHD format is capable of presenting. And since research conducted by Sony itself, revealed that test subjects possessing 20/20 vision, needed to sit 4 feet, or CLOSER from 65 inch 4k UHD TVs, to be able to see the finest details that true 4k resolution material presents, with those people no longer seeing the tiniest details present in 4k videos, at distances further than 4 ft, then there's simply NO way that even 1% of people would tolerate sitting at the considerably CLOSER than 4 ft distance, from a 65" screen, that would be required to see ANY significant amount of improvement in detail that 8k video material could offer, compared to that provided by native 4k material.

And BTW, if people read the November 2019 edition of Consumer Reports, they can see that the testers for Consumers Union (who test & compare more TVs than anyone else does ) found the Samsung 65 inch 4k UHD TV model QN65Q90R rated slightly higher in performance than Samsung's 65 inch 8k TV model QN65Q900R, though the 8k model's suggested retail price of $4,500, was considerably more pricey than the 4k model's suggested retail of $2,800.

And the TV models in that issue of Consumer Reports which ranked above ALL others in picture performance, were the Sony and LG 4k UHD models which use OLED technology to earn their top ranking in picture performance, which should surprise no one who is familiar with the obvious video performance superiority that OLED tech offers over the soon to be obsolete non-OLED flat panels, which still use the poorer performing technology of LCD screens using LED back-lighting.
 
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