CES 2018 News: LG 2018 Super UHD TVs announced

LG doesn't just make OLED TVs

by Mark Hodgkinson Jan 8, 2018 at 5:35 PM


  • LG range of OLED TVs get a lot of love but the LED range don’t get anywhere near the acclaim, although the 2018 line-up sounds quite promising, especially at the top-end where LG has re-introduced Full Array Local Dimming (FALD), in addition to its Nano technology
    Both the new SK9500 and SK9000 will be FALD sets, in addition to the expected HDR, 4K, Dolby Vision, HLG and Dolby Atmos capability. Full-Array Local Dimming (FALD) backlighting promises to provide deeper blacks and enhanced colours, as well as more nuanced shadow details and better viewing angles. The FALD allows for denser backlighting zones throughout the display, contrary to edge-lighting where backlights are positioned on the edges behind the TV panel.

    The black levels are improved by independent control of LED light zones, reducing light bleeding and resulting in enhanced contrast and picture quality. The SK8000 is the last of the 2018 Super UHD TVs from LG and features edge based dimming but still retains the Nano tech.

    LG’s α (Alpha) 7 intelligent processor promises richer colours, improved sharpness and greater depth but it puts the LEDs at a disadvantage compared to the majority of the 2018 LG OLEDs which feature the Alpha 9. One of the practical implications of that is that it means the High Frame Rate (HFR) support is limited to sub Ultra HD resolutions

    LG’s 2018 SUPER UHD TVs will be able to process HDR images dynamically frame by frame using LG’s proprietary algorithm, Enhanced Dynamic Tone mapping.

    We will be with LG out in Vegas very soon so we should have more information then.

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