LG has provided preliminary details on its 2015 lineup of 4K Ultra HD TVs, which will include a total of 29 models in screen sizes from 40 to 100-plus inches. Higher-end models will employ either Quantum Dot technology or LG's own Wide Color Gamut technology for a 25 to 30 percent increase in color gamut, as well as In-Plane Switching panels, True Black Control local dimming, Harman/Kardon speakers, and the newly updated webOS 2.0 smart TV platform.
LG Electronics (LG) announced plans to unveil its expanded lineup of LED 4K ULTRA HD TVs, with new designs, more features and picture quality enhancements, at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas from Jan. 6-9. This will be the first opportunity for audiences to get a first-hand look at LG's full collection of 4K ULTRA HD TVs for the 2015 model year.
Named by the Consumer Electronics Association as the "4K Ultra HD Partner for the 2015 International CES," LG's LED 4K ULTRA HD TV lineup will highlight the superb color reproduction of its ColorPrime series, which produces greater realism and depth either with Wide Color LED or Quantum Dot technology.
LG's 4K ULTRA HD TV with Wide Color LED technology utilizes different phosphor-based LEDs to display greater color depth and more lifelike images and a 25 percent increase in color gamut. Additionally, LG's 4K ULTRA HD TV with Quantum Dot technology will be demonstrated for the first time at CES. Quantum Dot displays offer high color accuracy along with a 30 percent increase in the color gamut. Further, these technologies allow for an even thinner cabinet depth that reduces the size to just millimeters, approaching OLED's depth.
LG's 4K ULTRA HD TVs deliver exceptional 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution with In-Plane Switching (IPS) 4K panels. These displays render color vibrancy of images in near original quality, also allowing for remarkable wide viewing angles. LG's True Black Control local dimming technology refines the contrast and creates darker, deeper blacks, and LG's new Natural Color feature minimizes color reproduction errors while Contrast Optimizer maximizes color contrast and brightness.
LG's new ULTRA Slim concept, which has been integrated into the highly praised CINEMA SCREEN design, is an important factor in the newest TVs' immersive capabilities. The sleek, slim bezel and seamless appearance creates a clean aesthetic where even the back of the TV has been designed to add a modern touch to virtually any room.
Five of LG's ULTRA HD TV series (UC9, UB9800, UF9500, UF9400, and UF8500) come equipped with an impressive multichannel ULTRA Surround System, developed in partnership with audio expert Harman/Kardon. The speakers are forward-firing to make them more compact but effective. Additionally, the premium UF9500 series features an integrated Auditorium Stand designed to reflect and centralize sound for maximum performance.
LG's newly upgraded proprietary smart TV platform, webOS 2.0, is even more user-friendly than its predecessor, letting users explore the system's full potential in intuitive ways. Booting time has been reduced by up to 60 percent, and connectivity to external devices is even more effortless than before. What's more, users can customize their own menus on the Launcher Bar for a more personalized experience.
LG has also integrated its sophisticated 4K Upscaler algorithm into its Ultra HD TV lineup for smooth rendering of SD, HD and Full HD content into near Ultra HD quality images. The built-in 4K High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) Decoder supports both 30p and 60p 4K content from external devices, helping to insure that LG TVs are future-proof and will be compatible with the future Ultra HD transmission standards.
The lineup includes multiple screen sizes across series UC9, UB9800, UF9500, UF9400, UF8500, UF7700, UF6800 and UF6700.