LG to unveil 8K TV line-up at CES 2020

LG Electronics (LG) will introduce its expanded 8K TV line-up next week at CES 2020 – eight TVs with new 77- and 65-inch class models joining its existing 88- and 75-inch screen sizes.

The diverse 2020 line-up includes premium 88- and 77-inch class LG SIGNATURE OLED 8K TVs (pictured) and advanced LG NanoCell TVs, with every model exceeding the industry’s official new 8K Ultra HD definition set by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

The new models offer the capability to play native 8K content thanks to support of 8K content sources from HDMI and USB digital inputs, including codecs such as HEVC, VP9 and AV1, the latter being backed by major streaming providers including YouTube. LG’s 8K TVs will support 8K content streaming at a rapid 60FPS and are certified to deliver 8K 60P over HDMI.

LG’s latest 8K TVs also feature upgraded performance thanks to the new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor; this upscaling delivers vivid and accurate 8K images by analysing the content and applying Quad Step Noise Reduction and frequency-based Sharpness Enhancer to increase lower resolution content to near 8K perfection.

LG’s AI Sound Pro analyses and classifies the audio of content among five categories – music, movies, sports, drama or news – for clearer voices and richer, more textured background sound.

LG 8K TVs also offer convenience made possible by AI technology. Users can monitor and control compatible IoT devices directly from the TV’s Home Dashboard, while Hands-Free Voice Control allows viewers to easily control multiple connected devices with just their voice, even from across the room.

Available in 144 countries, ThinQ voice recognition is built into every LG 8K TV. And with LG’s popular smart TV platform, webOS, the new TVs support Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit as well as both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, with Amazon Alexa Premium Far-Field Voice compatibility in the future.

“LG is deeply committed to providing consumers with an outstanding viewing experience,” said Park Hyoung-sei, President of the LG Home Entertainment Company. “With LG 8K OLED and NanoCell TVs, customers can know they are getting future-proofed products that will deliver mesmerising picture quality regardless of the format.”

LG’s comprehensive 8K line-up will be on show during CES 2020 from January 7-10 at the company’s booth (#11100, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Centre).