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LG unveils first details about 2015 TV line-up
« on: 30 December 2014, 11:14:05 AM »

LG unveils first details about 2015 TV line-up
http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1419908337

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« Reply #1 on: 30 December 2014, 11:17:39 AM »
- Ultra Slim concept LCD LED
- “wide color LED” and “quantum dot” where quantum dot models can reproduce a 30 percent larger color gamut
- local dimming LEDs
- “Auditorium Stand” and Harman Kardon using forward-facing speakers

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« Reply #2 on: 30 December 2014, 11:18:23 AM »
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LG motion engines suck. How about LG focus the engineering effort wasted on WebOS 2.0 to creating a decent motion engine with BFI that can be used on the OLED sets. No one with a Playstation, xBox, Roku, or FireTV cares about WebOS 2.0 anyways.

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Re: LG unveils first details about 2015 TV line-up
« Reply #3 on: 30 December 2014, 11:19:58 AM »
LG Unveils 2015 4K LED-LCD UHDTV Lineup Prior to CES

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lcd-flat-panel-displays/1825986-lg-unveils-2015-4k-led-lcd-uhdtv-lineup-prior-ces-2015-a.html

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CES 2015 is only one week away, and LG will be there with eight different series of LCD-based 4K UHDTVs.

LG just took the wraps off its plan to show a vast array of LCD-based 4K UHDTVs at the International Consumer Electronics Show. According to the latest press release, the company will feature eight different series at the show, each with multiple screen sizes. Those include the UC9, UB9800, UF9500, UF9400, UF8500, UF7700, UF6800 and UF6700 series.

In the press release, LG touts its ColorPrime technology that offers an expanded color gamut. TVs with ColorPrime feature either "wide-color LED" or quantum-dot/LED illumination. The company claims that wide-color LED offers a 25% increase in color gamut, whereas quantum-dot provides improved color accuracy and a 30% increase in color gamut. I asked LG what the baseline is (white LED?) for the claimed increase—I'll update this post when I get an answer.

LG says the use of either wide-color LED or quantum-dot/LED results in thinner panels than before. In the same press release, LG states that the new TVs offer "even thinner cabinet depth that reduces the size to just millimeters, approaching OLED’s depth." It seems LG is doing everything it can to bring OLED attributes to LCD-based TVs.

The press release says that the new ColorPrime 4K UHDTVs use IPS (in-plane switching) panels that "render color vibrancy of images in near original quality, also allowing for remarkable wide viewing angles." Typically IPS panels sacrifice contrast ratio in the form of deep blacks for wider viewing angles than VA (vertically aligned) LCD panels. LG doesn't discuss what sort of local dimming and backlight technology its new TVs use. It does claim "True Black Control local dimming technology refines the contrast and creates darker, deeper blacks..."

Needless to say, all LCD TVs need an effective local dimming scheme to look good in a dim or dark room. I'm curious to see if LG truly managed to achieve near-OLED thinness with deep blacks using an IPS panel. So far the only attributes I've seen trickle-down from OLED have to do with shape (the curve) and the pursuit of even greater thinness.

Five of the new series feature sound systems developed in conjunction with Harman/Kardon. TVs with the "Ultra Surround System" have forward-firing drivers "to make them more compact but effective." All of LG's LCD-based UHDTV lines include 4K upscaling, HEVC decoding for external devices—including support for both 30p and 60p 4K content—and LG's webOS 2.0 smart TV platform, which boots up to 60% faster than before.

2015 is shaping up to be the year of the LED-based 4K UHDTV. Between quantum-dot/LED and wide-color LED, LGs lineup at CES 2015 promises a vivid first look at the latest LED-LCD 4K UHDTV offerings from the company.
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Re: LG unveils first details about 2015 TV line-up
« Reply #4 on: 30 December 2014, 11:29:09 AM »
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In the release is a quote from Yong-Kee Hwang, LG Display TV business unit executive VP that I find troublesome, "Design will be the next key factor in the display market as attention shifts from a focus on picture quality to the attractiveness of the display designs."