LG is doubling down on its commitment to OLED video technology and is using this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to introduce its new line of OLED television sets.
The company says this year’s lineup includes powerful imaging technologies and an improved webOS offering more smart features and services. OLED video technology employs “self-lighting” pixels. The technology is designed to produce greater display clarity and brighter colors.
OLED TV sets can start at $2,000 or more, and some consumers have had issues with the current technology. Several consumers posting reviews at ConsumerAffairs have reported screen and component failures. But Norm, of Rio Communities, N.M., tells us he purchased a current model LG OLED set last year and is impressed.
“This TV fit right into my home theatre system,” Norm wrote in a ConsumerAffairs review. “I had cut the cord and worked my way through the array of streaming services. The LG takes the picture to entirely new level I didn’t think I’d ever experience."
At CES, LG took the wraps off the new G2 series model, promoting what it says is the device’s higher level of brightness for “ultra-realistic images with amazing clarity and detail.” The set is powered by LG’s new Alpha 9 Gen 5 intelligent processor and the company's Brightness Booster technology.
The new OLED sets are also a lot bigger. The G2 series introduces a new 83-inch model and what LG says is the first 97-inch OLED model. The current line-up features screen sizes between 55 inches and 77 inches.
LG has also taken the wraps off its new C2 series. It offers six screen sizes, including a 42-inch display specifically targeted for console and PC gaming.
The Alpha 9 Gen 5 processor is designed to give onscreen images a more three-dimensional quality by distinguishing foreground and background elements from one another. LG says the chip also promotes enhanced sound quality by using the set’s built-in speakers to produce virtual 7.1.2 surround sound.