LG 55E8V OLED 4K TV Preview

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Still one of the best looking TVs ever

by Steve Withers Jan 22, 2018 at 4:50 PM

  • The E8 uses LG's new Alpha 9 processor combined with the manufacturer's 'Picture-on-Glass' design. The glass itself new extends right down to the bottom and 55-inch 55E8V uses an ultra-slim dchassis, a bezel-less screen and a nearly invisible 2.2-channel soundbar with support for Dolby Atmos. Along with the 55-inch version previewed here, the E8 also comes in a 65-inch screen size.

    The E8 uses the same smart platform as before, based on the excellent WebOS 3.0 operating system and it still comes with the snazzy Magic Remote for accurate motion control. However this year LG have also added their ThinQ AI system to enable the TV to both integrate with other internet devices and be voice controlled via Google, Siri and Alexa.

    The Alpha 9 processor adds a host of new features to the E8V, including improved motion handling, black frame insertion, a de-contouring feature and Active HDR that analyses static HDR10 content and essentially adds dynamic metadata. In terms of High Dynamic Range support, the C8V includes HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), Dolby Vision and Technicolor HDR. The E8 can also handle High Frame Rate (HFR) content, although not over HDMI because it uses HDMI 2.0 connections.

    One of the big new features on LG's OLED TVs this year is AutoCal in conjunction with Portrait Display's CalMAN calibration software. Professional calibrators with the necessary colour meter and pattern generator, can get direct access to the Alpha 9 processor, allowing the auto calibration feature to quickly and effectively calibrate the E8 to a professional level of accuracy with 33x33x33 3D look up tables.

    The new LG 55E8V offers a winning combination of features, design and style that is sure to prove popular in 2018.

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