LG Unveils Five Ultra HDTV’s
With CES 2014 just hours away, LG got a head start by announcing their full lineup of Ultra HDTV’s. In addition to the ‘5K’ 105-inch curved Ultra HDTV (Model 105UC9) announced in December, LG will also be showcasing 65-, 79-, 84-, and 98-inch Ultra HDTV models.
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“Our newest Ultra HDTV offerings are going to turn a lot of heads at this year’s CES,” said In-kyu Lee, Senior Vice President and head of the TV Division at LG Electronics’ Home Entertainment Company. “Image quality is simply outstanding, and consumers are recognizing LG as a trend setter in Ultra HD technology and a leader in moving the 4K medium forward.”
In addition to the 105-inch 5K TV, the UB9800 series of 4K Ultra HDTV’s will be featured in 65-, 79-, 84-, and 98-inch models with 3840 x 2160 resolution Ultra IPS panels. According to LG, this series will feature a ‘unique proprietary chip’ to enhance the 4K resolution and overall image quality — a chip which they claim separates them from the competition.
The UB9800 series has a ‘sophisticated upscaling function’ which can convert standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) content to near Ultra HD quality. LG claims that their upgraded ‘Super Resolution Algorithm’ works together with their ‘Tru-Ultra HD Engine Pro’ to guarantee a superior result by removing common visual errors found in competing upscaling technologies. The same engine also ensures that 4K Ultra HD content is free of motion blur.
Built-in HEVC Decoder, Media Player, 3D, and Audio
What is particularly exciting is LG’s built-in 4K HEVC 60p decoder, which is capable of decoding both H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC) broadcast signals in both 30p or 60p. LG says the feature will allow viewers to seamlessly display Ultra HD content from HDMI 2.0, USB, and LAN sources.
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In addition, LG says that with the help of Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology, the Ultra HDTV’s will be capable of rendering impressive 3D images — and lastly, the LG Ultra HD product lineup will feature audio from harman/kardon.
We don’t know the pricing details just yet, but we’ll be sure to find out when we head to Las Vegas tomorrow! Be sure to visit our International CES 2014 page for the latest from the show.