CES 2019 in Las Vegas is a few days away, but don't wait until the show starts January 8 to get a load of what LG has to offer. The electronics maker has already released a press release about at least some of what it means to show up in Vegas – and it's mostly big, powerful TVs.
LG's release describes the improvements to their televisions for 2019. In particular, the company introduces its new ThinQ AI, a "deep learning algorithm" that seems to make the content look and sound as good as possible on LG TV, anyway what happens in the room you are looking at.
ThinQ uses the Alpha 9 Gen 2 processor in LG's newer set and "recognizes content source quality and determines the best upgrade method for optimal visual output," according to LG's press release. It will also use the TV's ambient light sensor to take into account the conditions in the room it is in, adjust the screen brightness and refine the way it displays HDR content to ensure that scenes and images are always clear. ThinQ should also be able to improve the sound quality, mixing two-channel sound to make it sound like 5.1
While LG hopes to interest customers with the cover enhancements in the kits, it's size and resolution likely to wow anyone headed for Vegas. The Alpha 9 Gen 2 and ThinQ are in a range of LG's new set models, especially the huge 88-inch 8K Z9 OLED TV and 75-inch 8K LCD TV (Model SM99). LG also continues its partnership with Amazon in 2019, with all of its new ThinQ models backed by Alexa, the Amazon voice-controlled personal assistant app.
You can read more about what LG brings to CES in its press release. Other potential hints and teasers begin to seem about what might otherwise appear in Las Vegas during the show, starting with HTC Tweeting an image that suggests new products in its Vive VR line. Keep up to date with all of our CES coverage during the show, which runs from January 8 to 11.