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CES 2020 News: LG launches latest 4K and 8K OLED TVs

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Is there any news what's improved?

Upscaling ,motion, near black maybe?
Nothing during the press conference, but that's hardly surprising. My guess is that aside from possible improvements in black frame insertion, these TVs will be identical to last year in terms of PQ. Phil is at a closed door meeting with LG right now, so hopefully he'll have a better idea soon.
 

BeeeCeee

Novice Member
48" model only in C series. I would have thought a 48 in the B series would have been a no brainer to lower the entry price.
 

connect

Active Member
The two LG articles both mention real 8k being 3840 x 2160. I thought 8K was 7680 × 4320? Is it an error or are 8K TVs talked about in a different way to how 4K is talked about?
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
The two LG articles both mention real 8k being 3840 x 2160. I thought 8K was 7680 × 4320? Is it an error or are 8K TVs talked about in a different way to how 4K is talked about?
Typo, I'll correct it.
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
48" model only in C series. I would have thought a 48 in the B series would have been a no brainer to lower the entry price.
It actually costs more to make a 48" panel than a 55" panel because the factories are geared up for 55 and 65, so you might be surprised at the price of the 48CX.
 

Sky watsher

Standard Member
Hey @Steve any chance these 2020 panels are 12 bits colors dept ?
 
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RudiSt

Active Member
I hope they boost the Peak brightness to over 1000 nits and also get the 100% sustained brightness up significantly - this dimming in full screen we have on the C8 and C9 is the biggest drawback to OLED currently- it has been limited to around 150 nits to try and limit burn-in. It’s just not good enough and I really hope LG can improve on this with the X series in 2020
 
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clnthl

Active Member
Can’t tell from that group picture of the bottom right is the GX or BX and if it is the B what does the G look like?!
 

raymondo77

Distinguished Member
Hmm, methinks my C8 will be the last OLED I buy, and I should start saving for the MicroLED I’ll be buying in a year or two.
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Can’t tell from that group picture of the bottom right is the GX or BX and if it is the B what does the G look like?!
I don't have a good image of the GX unfortunately.
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
I hope they boost the Peak brightness to over 1000 bits and also get the 100% sustained brightness up significantly - this dimming in full screen we have on the C8 and C9 is the biggest drawback to OLED currently- it has been limited to around 150 nits to try and limit burn-in. It’s just not good enough and I really hope LG can improve on this with the X series in 2020
I'll go out on a limb and say that the peak brightness and full screen brightness will basically be the same as last year. Aside from Panasonic really driving the peak brightness to 1,000nits on its custom pro panel, I think OLED has basically reached its peak in terms of performance.
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
That seemed to be the consensus from the 8 to 9, aside from some gaming specific features. 3 years of basically identical picture quality?
That about sums it up Chris. I just wish LG would add HDR10+, because with HDMI 2.1 the C9 is hard to fault otherwise.
 

raduv1

Distinguished Member
I'll go out on a limb and say that the peak brightness and full screen brightness will basically be the same as last year. Aside from Panasonic really driving the peak brightness to 1,000nits on its custom pro panel, I think OLED has basically reached its peak in terms of performance.
Are there any rumblings that LG may release a custom pro panel of their own like the Pana ?
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Are there any rumblings that LG may release a custom pro panel of their own like the Pana ?
Not that I know of, but Phil is with them today, so he might have more info.
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Some digging into whether Black Frame Insertion has improved would be cool
I do expect improvements in terms of BFI, because frankly it needs it.
 

SonOfSJ

Well-known Member
If OLED has indeed reached its peak in terms of brightness, would that be such a bad thing? Given OLED's perfect blacks, contrast is still good from its 1000-nit peak brightness.
 

Sky watsher

Standard Member
Some digging into whether Black Frame Insertion has improved would be cool
This is becoming a dream for LG owners :(, i was also hoping for 12 bit color dept but i don't think it's happening this year neither.
 

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