As traditional, LG included life-style advertising and marketing photographs with its press launch. Right here, a complete galaxy apparently awaits those that set up OLED TVs in extraordinarily stark, modernist residences.
You possibly can watch LG TVs along with your vital different, it appears. Neat!
You possibly can speak to it, as a result of if final yr’s CES confirmed us something, it is that Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa should be in all of the issues, whether or not you need them or not.
For a second, we weren’t positive whether or not this was an LG advertising and marketing picture or a cut-out from a JC Penney catalog.
LG’s OLED TV, unfolded.
LG’s OLED TV, partially folded.
Renders of the OLED lineup.
Renders of the LCD lineup.
LG has introduced the US launch schedule and pricing for many of its 2019 OLED televisions. The primary fashions will start delivery subsequent month, with some confirmed to ship via Could and June.
The 55- and 65-inch C-series will ship in April for $2,500 and $three,500, respectively. A 77-inch variant will come a month later in Could for $7,000. The E-series will see a staggered launch: the $four,300, 65-inch mannequin will ship in April, however the $three,300, 55-inch will curiously ship a month later in Could. Lastly, there’s the high-end W-series. These TVs will ship in June, for both $7,000 for a 65-inch mannequin or a whopping $13,000 for 77 inches.
LG’s announcement did not specify a launch date for the lower-end B9 mannequin, which will likely be obtainable in 55 and 65-inch configurations every time it does arrive. Neither did it point out the rollable TV (dubbed the R sequence) that made such a splash at CES, or the 88-inch, 8K choice, the Z9. All of these TVs are anticipated this yr someday, but it surely appears to be like like we’ll have to attend a bit longer to get last affirmation of launch dates and pricing.
There is no actual distinction between the three fashions in relation to options or specs. They every add LG’s Alpha 9 Gen 2 CPU and HDMI 2.1 with assist for 120Hz on 4K content material in addition to eARC for residence theater audio lovers. In addition they assist variable refresh charges (VRR), automated low-latency mode (ALLM)—two welcome applied sciences for players, although at present solely the newest Xbox One consoles and high-end gaming PCs supply these issues, not the PlayStation or Nintendo consoles. Like many TVs introduced at CES this yr, these new LG OLEDs assist Apple AirPlay, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa, too.
The variations between the fashions laid out above are in design and aesthetics. The ultra-pricy W sequence is all about thinness, and the E sequence frames the show in glass on all sides, with a particular glass stand. The cheaper B9 TV coming later this yr will lack a few of the options of the brand new TVs, although. Most notably, it won’t have the newest Alpha 9 Gen 2 CPU, which is used for quite a lot of options, together with real-time picture enhancement utilizing machine studying.
Not solely is there not a lot sensible differentiation between the brand new fashions, there’s possible no cause to improve when you’ve got purchased an LG OLED prior to now couple of years. The panels in all these TVs are equivalent by way of image high quality—not simply in comparison with final yr, however going again a few years throughout the B, E, C, and W-series lineups. New options like HDMI 2.1 and 4K at 120Hz is perhaps boons by way of future-proofing, however so far as most present-day content material and use instances go, in the event you’ve received one LG OLED, you have received all of them, with solely minor function variations like barely higher anti-image retention in more moderen TVs.
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