After winning more than 83 awards and honours at CES 2020, LG Canada has announced its 2020 lineup of TVs and soundbars.
LG is bringing their CX 4K OLED, GX Gallery Series 4K OLED, Signature OLED XZ 8K and Soundbar SN11RG to Canada.
The LG Signature OLED ZX 8K comes in both 77- and 88-inch screen sizes and offers 33 times more resolution than an HD TV. The company says it surpasses the 8K industry definition that was set by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
According to the CTA, the industry definition for 8K TVs are:
- Display Resolution: At least 33 million active pixels, with at least 7680 horizontally and 4320 vertically within a 16:9 viewable window, and specific measurement methodology in accordance with industry standards.
- Digital Inputs: One or more HDMI inputs supporting resolution of 7680×4320 pixels; bit depth of 10-bits; frame rates of 24, 30 and 60 frames per second; HDR transfer functions and colorimetry as specified by ITU-R BT.2100; and HDCP v2.2 or equivalent content protection.
- Up-conversion: Capability to upscale SD, HD and 4K video and display it at 8K UHD display resolution.
- Bit Depth: Capability to receive 10-bit 8K images and render an image that shows responsiveness to changes to any of the 10 bits.
The newest addition to LG’s TV lineup is their Gallery Series (comparable to Samsung’s The Frame TVs). The Gallery series uses LG’s OLED technology and offers an ultra-thin form factor with a flush wall mount to match.
The Gallery TVs come in 55-, 65- and 77-inch screen sizes and are designed to “provide genuine space integration and an element of futuristic luxury”.
Powering LG’s 2020 TVs are the company’s α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 intelligent processor. The processor uses deep learning to help automatically upscale content to 8K using AI.
LG’s AI 8K upscaling is said to deliver “vivid and accurate 8K images by analyzing the content and applying Quad Step Noise Reduction and frequency-based Sharpness Enhancer to increase lower resolution content to near 8K perfection.”
In addition to the new AI processor, LG’s 8K TVs can control your smart home along with support for the Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Amazon Alexa Premium Far-Field Voice compatibility to come down the line.
The TVs are running LG’s webOS platform and have support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.
Last year, LG added Nvidia G-Sync compatibility to their TVs and this year, they are adding an HGiG mode which “gamers can enjoy high-quality visuals as game creators and developers intended when playing HDR games via consoles.” LG is also introducing a 48-inch screen size in their CX OLED lineup.
LG’s SN11RG soundbar has 4K passthrough and uses a 7.1.4-channel system with two wireless rear speakers. The soundbar also supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for more immersive cinematic experiences.
LG’s 2020 4K OLED, Gallery OLED, OLED ZX 8K, NanoCell 4K & 8K TVs will be available in the next few weeks.
LG’s 2020 OLED models will start at $1,999 CAD, more details can be found at LG.ca.
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