The LG brand has presented its range of Smart TV products for this 2019, which include by default the new HDMI 2.1 connector in several of his families. These connectors bring us an increase in bandwidth and new communication features between devices as we saw in detail in the article for his presentation in 2017. Within these new products we find a model with 8K resolution, 4K OLED models and classic LCD 4K up to FullHD for the basic sector.
As the flagship of OLED models we have the LG Z9 with its 88-inch 8K (7680 × 4320) screen if it will take full advantage of the HDMI 2.1 connector, other brands also have this resolution but have been limited by the HDMI port 2.0 in their products. This model supports the new eARC and VRR specifications with HDMI 2.1, includes the Alpha 9 image processor with support for the four existing HDR formats, including Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and the WiSA wireless audio system. With this same technology we also have LG B9, C9, E9 and W9 models with 4K resolution and 55″ to 77″ versions.
If we go down to the LCD sector in the high range we still have full support HDMI 2.1 with the model of LG SM99 75″ 8K that offers us FALD Pro (full local array dimming) and the new image processor Alpha 9, if we go down one step LG SM90 4K model offers us the same specifications but at half resolution, the image processor becomes Alpha7 and we have panels in size 49, 55, 65, 75 and 86 “. If we continue down we have the LG SM86, SM85, SM82 models that also have HDMI 2.1 but the lighting is no longer local dimming, we have NanoCell technology that is an improvement in color and definition. The LG UMxx 4K middle ranges and the LG LMxx, LKxx models with Full HD panels do not have HDMI 2.1.
As a system we will have ThinQ AI and webOS 4.5, which support commands by Google Assistant and Alexa in some of their models, as is customary at the moment we will not see any model with Android TV installed in LG. It is expected that these new Smart TV’s will begin to be available in the spring of this year.