NEWS: LG TVs get smarter with ThinQ AI and Alpha Processor

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    1. Steve Withers

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      So any chance for HDMI 2.1 in 2018 LG line-up? I hoped a lot about this aspect. Next gen consoles probably will be a driver for it. Only 2019 or 2020 than(((
      A9 is a good step to be compitable with X1 Extreme processor
      Well.. any improvements in terms of brightness and less banding is still not clear for me.
       
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      Some smooth gradation for the LG's....nice...
      From another of your articles it sounded like HFR was slipping to 2019 along with hdmi2.1 but you mention HFR in this article, can you comment yet if it will appear this year?
       
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      I'm pretty sure we won't see HDMI 2.1 inputs on TVs until 2019 and in terms of HFR that really depends on the broadcasters, so once again I can't see that being a reality until 2019 either.
       
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      Will the added support for HFR translate to better motion handling of non-HFR content?
       
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      I'm more interested in the fact they have confirmed FALD sets in the line up, will be a first for LG that I can remember.

      Would be good to see the other brands doing likewise!
       
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      Hfr looks awful so not interested in that or any silly voice control....disappointing no Earc function in this years sets ? presume the processor will improve poor quality sources but not enough for an upgrade this year for me.
       
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      They can still do eArc, 2017 Av receivers from Denon and Yamaha will get firmware update to cover this, so assuming depending on chipset this will happen for 2018 TVs and may happen for some 2017 sets.
       
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      All things are currently pointing towards me picking up an end of line 77G7V later in the year, nothing at all in that press release tickles my fancy.
       
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      Hopefully it will be VA panels then.
       
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      According to some sources the B8 OLED model is to have a different processor compared to rest of the range. Its supposed to be less powerful than C8, E8, W8 etc and have limitations for HFR.
       
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      What about a 77" C8 in November ;) save a few pennies
       
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      If it's cheaper than an end of line 77G7V then yeah sure, I'm not opposed to the idea.
       
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      I'll wait until CES is over and full details of 2018 models are confirmed, but I'd been holding out for better motion handling and a few more nits.

      The "ThinQ" thing doesn't interest me.

      Looks like it might be a good idea to snap up a B7, unless the new processor changes things radically.
       
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      thanks Steve, whilst i will enjoy every moment of CES 2018, especially avforums coverage, with Phil Hinton, our resident guru @Steve Withers (and maybe Ed selley) for all things CES...for me it looks like my oled is coming at CES 2019..i know you cant wait forever for your upgrade, but there are too many good features in hdmi 2.1 to not have equipment that can take advantage of it, plus next year we will see 3D printing oleds and a new manufacturering process, so lets so if that improves things even further
       
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      Only read a e-mail I just got from AVS about the new LG oleds , seemed at first glance , to be quiet a bit of processing differences from 2017 models.
       
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      Puts even more pressure on Samsung too - unless they go back to FALD in 2018? I don’t think any of the Samsung 2017 models had it?
       
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      No mate they didn't, none I can think of from the top brands in 2017. You would think Samsung would want to earn some of their market share back after last year as well... What a balls up :laugh:
       
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      Yeah their premium pricing vs OLED didn’t help them at all.
       
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      The early specs for the 'Super UHD' range looks encouraging. But I wonder why there are no 49" models this year.

      It will be interesting to see what the cost differential will be between their top-of-the-range 'Super UHD' 65SK9500 model and their bottom-of-the-range OLED 65B8 model.
       
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      LG had FALD sets a few years ago. I owned a few of them (LX9900 series c.2010) and was very happy with their performance as the combination of IPS with FALD gave decent black levels and wide viewing angles (wide for LCD that is). They had a few later models including a 4K one in c.2013, although as far as I recall it was criticised for having too much haloing.
       
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      Read a couple of other reports and it looks like the 2018 oleds won't have HDMI 2.1 so will only have HFR via streaming, so it's anyone's guess when that will be useful.
       
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      Any marked improvement in LG processing is very welcome in my book. It's been their main weakness for a while.
       
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      EVERY year it's the same crap: LG announces huge improvements in their LCD's a new techs...and when the sets are finally reviewed by true pro's...

      - poor blacks and shadows
      - artefacts
      - expensive prices
      - poor nits, poor HDR !

      And no, LG won't use VA panels !

      Their TV, since 2006 have been nothing but mediocre...so 2018 won't be any different !
       
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      Looks like the 2018 line up is as exciting as haemorrhoids.
       
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      Hopefully CES will prove me wrong, but it doesn't look like they've bothered to listen to those that don't want a monster sound bar with their W8. Money will stay in pocket for another year I think.
       
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      I want to hear just this - 2018 OLEDs will offer a peak brightness of 1500+ nits. Nothing else.

      If they fail to cross 1000 nits, most likely I am buying 65 inch ZD9.
       
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      I read somewhere the lg super uhh tvs in 2018 will use FALD once again. IPS viewing angles and full array backlighting ! Samsung va panels will get trounced.
       
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      Smooth graduation is appealing, wait to see what the proper reviewers say about it!
       
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      All the best with your ZD9 :)
       
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