LG 2018 TV Range

LG’s ThinQ en­gine, delivers a host of new ca­pa­bil­i­ties and LG’s wall­pa­per TV the LG Sig­na­ture W8 OLED is se­ri­ously up there when it comes to pic­ture qual­ity.

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LG has lobbed their cre­den­tials on the ta­ble and from their new range of 2018 TV’s they are more than well qual­i­fied to be one of the key in­no­va­tors in the TV mar­ket espe­cially as they are the pri­mary maker of most OLED TV pan­els. Throw in a big dose of ar­ti­fi­cial intelligence, voice ac­ti­va­tion and new AI chipsets cou­pled with LG’s ThinQ tech­nol­ogy and what you get is the next level of TV view­ing to hit Aus­tralia. There is even a new gen­er­a­tion of sound­bars. In the sec­ond half of 2018 LG will roll out Google As­sist which is avail­able via a sep­a­rate speaker with the cur­rent range. LG’s high-end OLED TV is built around a new a9 pro­ces­sor that delivers up to 35% bet­ter pro­cess­ing than pre­vi­ous mod­els. If you want to see how good the new gen­er­a­tion of pro­ces­sors are in both the Sam­sung and LG TV’s all you must do is take a look at World Cup Soc­cer be­ing played on a TV har­ness­ing the lat­est in pro­ces­sor tech­nol­ogy and a top end Hisense TV. The dif­fer­ence is chalk and cheese with the top end mod­els now de­liv­er­ing sen­sa­tional mo­tion con­trol. Af­ter all the TV chit chat to sort out what you want to watch via the new LG AI ca­pa­bil­ity the pro­ces­sor then delivers im­age sig­nal pro­cess­ing smooth­ing out the im­ages be­ing de­liv­ered to the screen, colours are more nat­u­ral, and a bounc­ing ten­nis ball is sud­denly crys­tal clear com­pared to the same im­age seen on last year’s LG TV’s. LG’s ThinQ en­gine, delivers a host of new ca­pa­bil­i­ties and LG’s wall­pa­per TV the LG Sig­na­ture W8 OLED is se­ri­ously up there when it comes to pic­ture qual­ity. The ba­sic de­sign of the W8 is sim­i­lar to last year’s W7 Wall­pa­per TV, but it’s no less im­pres­sive. The dis­play mea­sures just 0.582 cen­time­tres thick, so thin that it mounts flush against the wall with mag­nets, with­out the need to use bulky brack­ets or pay for cus­tom cab­i­netry to make it a seam­less part of the home. It’s able to do this in large part by re­lo­cat­ing the TV’s in­ter­nal com­po­nents—such as the power sup­ply and cir­cuit boards—to an ex­ter­nal sound bar. In ad­di­tion to hous­ing th­ese essentials, the Dolby At­mos sound bar also boasts 4.2-chan­nel sound at 60 watts. On the back of the sound­bar you will find four HDMI ports, two USB ports, and con­nec­tors for com­pos­ite video, RF an­tenna and Eth­er­net.

Af­ter the top end model there is the AI-en­abled LG SU­PER UHD line-up which is pow­ered by LG’s α7, the same pow­er­ful pro­ces­sor found in the LG OLED B8 se­ries. In com­bi­na­tion with Nano Cell, and with Full-Ar­ray Lo­cal Dim­ming (FALD) back­light­ing avail­able on se­lect mod­els, LG AI-en­abled SU­PER UHD TVs of­fer ad­vanced LCD pic­ture qual­ity over last year’s mod­els. They also sup­port Dolby At­mos for an im­mer­sive au­dio-vis­ual ex­pe­ri­ence. With AI functionality em­bed­ded in the sets, LG TV view­ers can speak di­rectly into the re­mote con­trol us­ing a muchim­proved LG voice as­sis­tant tech­nol­ogy. This is achieved by em­ploy­ing Nat­u­ral Lan­guage Pro­cess­ing (NLP) to de­liver in­tel­li­gent voice-ac­ti­vated con­trol. All of LG’s 2018 TVs use LG’s We­bOS plat­form for con­trol and in­stead of hav­ing to scroll across the screen one sim­ply gives the TV a com­mand like “start Net­flix”.

Pric­ing for some mod­els have not been con­firmed.

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