LG has revealed the UK launch information for its 2020 models including prices and dates.
Led by 14 OLED models, including the flagship 8K ZX units which will be available in May, the line-up also includes the South Korean TV manufacturer’s 4K and 8K NanoCell LCD TV models which are available in a full range of screen sizes from 49- to 86-inches.
Among the OLED range is the GX Gallery series which comes in 55-, 65-, 77-inches and features a new panel design which accommodates all the internal components and connectivity while still allowing for an extremely thin panels (the 65-inch version is a mere 20mm thick) which can be affixed to a wall using the special mount in a manner that mirrors a piece of art hanging flush to a museum wall.
LG’s 8K OLED offerings, the 88OLEDZX and 77OLEDZX, deliver what LG are designating the ‘Real 8K’ experience by meeting and exceeding the industry definition for 8K Ultra HD TVs, as defined by the Consumer Technology Association, making them among the first 8K models qualified to use the CTA 8K Ultra HD logo.
The NanoCell range welcomes seven CTA 8K UHD logo bearing models, the Nano99, Nano97 and Nano95 available in 65- and 75-inch versions, while the Nano95 also has a 55-inch 8K model for those that want to experience the increased image clarity that 8K brings but perhaps don’t have the space for a larger screen size.
Meanwhile at the more affordable end of the OLED spectrum the BX and CX ranges are available in 55-, 65- and 75-inch versions, though disappointingly the much anticipated 48 OLED CX won't be available in the earlier release dates.
Most of the LG 2020 OLED and 8K NanoCell TVs utilise new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor which uses its additional processing power and deep learning algorithms to improve image and audio quality while leveraging several new features designed to enhance movies, sports, games and other types of content. The BX range of OLED TVs uses the less powerful α (Alpha) 7 Gen 3 AI processor but matches the features of the CX models in most other ways.
LG’s 2020 TVs meet the latest HDMI specifications including handling 8K at 60P plus support for eARC, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) for higher-quality audio and a smooth, lag-free performance. This lag free experience is especially beneficial for playing games online and with 8K supporting next generation games consoles from Sony and Microsoft due at the end of the year, LG’s 8K OLED and NanoCell models are in a strong position to take advantage of their new features.
As the availability of 8K streaming content grows, the LG’s 8K models will be able to play this content from HDMI and USB digital inputs via support for a wide range of codecs including HEVC, VP9 and AV1, which is the codec preferred by major streaming platforms such as YouTube.
As well as the updated HDMI features that the 2020 TVs bring, gamers will also find official support for NVIDIA G-SYNC gaming technology on 12 of the OLED models. GSYNC adapts the TV’s refresh rate to the frame rate of the connected game hardware to ensure graphics are rendered perfectly without artefacts. Coupled with LG’s already very low input lag and ultra-fast response time, gamers will enjoy a flicker- and stutter- free experience.
And movie fans will find that new integrated calibration software that performs to a hardware level along with support for Dolby Vision IQ and the new Filmmaker Mode will ensure that the films they love are displayed just as the creators intended.
Access to popular apps such as Netflix, YouTube, Apple TV and now the new Disney+ service means there’s always something to watch.
Finally, the ability to connect two Bluetooth speakers to the TVs adds to the feeling of audio immersion when watching sports and movies.
UK prices and availability are listed below.
|Model code||Type||Screen size||Series||RRP||Launch week||Date|
|55NANO91||NANOCELL||55||NANO91||£1,299.99||WK14||W/C 30TH MARCH|
|65NANO91||NANOCELL||65||NANO91||£1,699.99||WK14||W/C 30TH MARCH|
|55NANO90||NANOCELL||55||NANO90||£1,299.99||WK14||W/C 30TH MARCH|
|65NANO90||NANOCELL||65||NANO90||£1,699.99||WK14||W/C 30TH MARCH|
|49NANO86||NANOCELL||49||NANO86||£1,049.99||WK14||W/C 30TH MARCH|
|OLED55GX||OLED||55||GX||£2,299.99||WK15||W/C 6TH APRIL|
|OLED65GX||OLED||65||GX||£3,499.99||WK15||W/C 6TH APRIL|
|OLED55CX||OLED||55||CX||£1,799.99||WK15||W/C 6TH APRIL|
|OLED65CX||OLED||65||CX||£2,799.99||WK15||W/C 6TH APRIL|
|OLED65WX||OLED||65||WX||£4,499.99||WK16||W/C 13TH APRIL|
|75NANO91||NANOCELL||75||NANO91||£2,499.99||WK16||W/C 13TH APRIL|
|86NANO91||NANOCELL||86||NANO91||£3,999.99||WK16||W/C 13TH APRIL|
|75NANO90||NANOCELL||75||NANO90||£2,499.99||WK16||W/C 13TH APRIL|
|55NANO86||NANOCELL||55||NANO86||£1,199.99||WK16||W/C 13TH APRIL|
|65NANO86||NANOCELL||65||NANO86||£1,499.99||WK16||W/C 13TH APRIL|
|75NANO99||8K NANOCELL||75||NANO99||£5,499.99||WK17||W/C 20TH APRIL|
|49NANO81||NANOCELL||49||NANO81||£899.99||WK18||W/C 27TH APRIL|
|55NANO81||NANOCELL||55||NANO81||£999.99||WK18||W/C 27TH APRIL|
|65NANO81||NANOCELL||65||NANO81||£1,299.99||WK18||W/C 27TH APRIL|
|OLED77CX||OLED||77||CX||£4,999.99||WK19||W/C 4TH MAY|
|OLED88ZX||8K OLED||88||ZX||£39,999.99||WK20||W/C 11TH MAY|
|OLED77GX||OLED||77||GX||£5,999.99||WK20||W/C 11TH MAY|
|OLED48CX||OLED||48||CX||£1,499.99||WK20||W/C 11TH MAY|
|OLED77ZX||8K OLED||77||ZX||£24,999.99||WK22||W/C 25TH MAY|
|65NANO95||8K NANOCELL||65||NANO95||£2,999.99||WK23||W/C 1ST JUNE|
|65NANO99||8K NANOCELL||65||NANO99||£4,499.99||WK24||W/C 8TH JUNE|
|55NANO95||8K NANOCELL||55||NANO95||£1,999.99||WK45||W/C 2ND NO|
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Source: Press release
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