8K TVs are coming this year and of course, LG Electronics will be showing off its best of the best at CES 2020. For this year, LG will showcase its expanded 8K TV lineup, with new 77-inch and 65-inch joining the existing premium lineup of 88- and 75-inch screen sizes, featuring its new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor.
LG will showcase 8 8K TVs with 2 OLED models and 6 NanoCell models, all having the Consumer Technology Association(CTA) certification of the new 8K Ultra HD definition standard. The “Real 8K” certification will entail the inclusion of codec support such as HEVC, VP9 and AV1 along with a rapid 60FPS 8K content streaming support over HDMI.
The flagship α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor will bring forward advanced new capabilities to the TVs. Leveraging deep learning technology, the TV’s will have improved AI-based 8K upscaling, applying techniques like Quad Step Noise Reduction and frequency-based Sharpness Enhancer.
The processor will also contain other technologies such as AI Picture Pro and AI Sound Pro. The former, along with Auto Genre Selection, will recognizing faces and text on screen, enhance them accordingly and choose the ideal picture settings. The latter will analyze and classify the audio of content among five categories –music, movies, sports, drama or news – for clearer voices and richer, more textured background sound.
Every LG 8K TV’s will have ThinQ voice recognition built in and will run LG’s smart TV platform, webOS. This year, webOS will support Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit as well as both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa with Alexa Premium Far-Field Voice support in the future.
Commenting on the upcoming launch at CES 2020, Park Hyoung-sei, president of the LG Home Entertainment Company said:
LG is deeply committed to providing consumers with an outstanding viewing experience. With LG 8K OLED and NanoCell TVs, customers can know they are getting future-proofed products that will deliver mesmerizing picture quality regardless of the format.