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LG's 2019 TVs revealed: Alexa and Google Assistant, 8K OLED and more



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If you care about new TVs, CES is the biggest technology that reveals the year . And LG's OLEDs are the best TVs.

The exhibition does not officially begin for another four days, but the Korean company just jumped the gun. On Thursday, it revealed the highlights of its 201

9 TV series, including a number of new OLED models, in a press release. No, it does not mention scrollable OLED which is rumored to appear later this year, but plenty of other new TV technology is in print.

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Here are the most important pieces:

  • Alexa will join Google Assistant. LG's set already has Google's voice control system built-in, accessible by pressing the remote's mic button and talking into the clicker. 2019 OLED and LCD models will also give access to Amazon's Alexa Voice Assistant when you long press the Amazon Prime Video button. Just as with Google, Alexa users can "manage smart home devices, ask questions, and access tens of thousands of skills and even set up their ideal Alexa routine."
  • Two 8K models: an 88-inch OLED and a 75-inch LCD display. Not to be omitted by Samsung's late 2018 launch of TVs with 8K resolution this year, LG will sell an 88-inch 8K OLED TV, model Z9, as well as a 75 inch 8K LCD TV model SM99. LG speaks up "higher processing capacities" with "8K upscaling and improved noise reduction."
  • New W9, E9 and C9 OLED TVs include A9 Gen 2 processor … with "AI." The main quality improvement LG made for its industry-leading OLED models last year was better treatment – but in our comparison the improvements were at best less. For 2019, this process discovers again with a new "intelligent processor and deep learning algorithm" which, among other things, claims the picture better for room lighting. No differences between the OLED series were revealed, but if past is any indication W9 is a super thin "wallpaper" model, E has improved sound quality and C is the common model. No entry level "B9" was mentioned. [0025] 002-Igdb8p ” height=”0″ width=”970″/>

    LG 2018 OLEDs: C8 (left) and B8. The 2019 versions have improved treatment.


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    • Say Cello to "NanoCell" LCD monitors. LG has changed the name of its higher 2019 LCD sets to NanoCell TV, but when I analyze the language of the press release, I don't see any claims for improved image compared to the 2018 models, called "Super UHD."
    • High-end 2019 LG TVs want HDMI 2.1 … for the most part. LG says its 2019 OLED and selected LCD models include " HDMI 2.1 ports" that provide high frame rate video (up to 120 frames per second) via HDMI, and support for enhanced audio output (eARC) and variable refresh rate (VRR). However, it does not require 48 gigabits per second bandwidth, headline in HDMI 2.1. It does not matter with non-8K TVs, but there may be a problem with the 8k models mentioned above. Check out HDMI 2.1: What you need to know for details.

    I asked LG if any of the new software features would make way to existing 2018 or earlier TVs and will update this article when I find out.

    I expect to be able to report more details about LG's 2019 TVs from Las Vegas next week, from LG's press event the morning of January 7th. Until then, please comment on whether you have questions or reach out to me @ dkatzmaier on Twitter.

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