LG Teases Upcoming U.S. 2021 TV Series Releases
LG Electronics (LG) hinted this week that the global rollout of its 2021 TV lineup is about to begin, by reminding customers about some of the new and special features scheduled to appear in its OLED, LG QNED Mini LED and NanoCell TV series.
LG said this week that select TV series, models and sizes will begin rolling out to participating retailers in the first quarter and will continue to be released at different periods through the year. Specific release dates and pricing will be announced as the rollouts approach.
This year’s lineup is noteworthy for the expansion of new screen sizes, including an 83-inch 4K OLED model, and a smaller 43-inch version, optimized for video gamers.
LG’s 2021 OLED TV series include the Z1, G1, C1, B1, A1, which all stand as part of the company’s signature display technology for presenting its best picture and sound quality. As always, Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display technology is based on self-emissive lighting that offers the best control over deep blacks with shadow detail and bright whites while also providing ultra-wide viewing angles.
The company also continues to offer its 88 inch 8K OLED screen size in the 2021 Z1 LED serices. The Z1 8K model series will also include the new 77-inch 8K screen size.
The 4K G1, C1 and A1 Series models this year will also have the ability to add an optional floor stand that is optimal for use with the 55 and 65-inch models.
According the company’s rollout announcement: “All models in the G1 series feature the new OLED evo technology, the next step in the evolution of OLED TVs that delivers better luminosity for higher brightness and punchy images with amazing clarity, detail and realism. The C1 series, LG’s most popular OLED TV range, offers the most screen size options to accommodate diverse user needs and spaces, starting with the space-friendly 48-inch all the way up to the expansive 83-inch. For customers looking for more a more price-competitive entry into the world of OLED, LG B1 and A1 series may be exactly what they’re looking for.”
The company is also raising the bar for somewhat more affordable step-up down picture quality by introducing its so-called LG QNED Mini LED TV series using hybrid color enhancement filters based on both quantum dots and LG’s own NanoCell technology. These displays are said to produce OLED-like deep blacks and very bright whites.
“2021 QNED Mini LED TVs take LCD TV picture quality to the next level. Available in an array of 8K (models QNED99, QNED95) and 4K (models QNED90, QNED85) and 4K options, these models employ LG’s Quantum Dot NanoCell technology and Mini LED backlighting to achieve deeper blacks, more vibrant, accurate colors and greater contrast than conventional LCD televisions,” LG said.
The benefit of LG QNED Mini LED TV technology is said to excellent HDR image quality for a more immersive viewing experience with “improved red and green while the blue wavelength is emitted from the LED.”
For 8K displays, LG this year is offering the most options available through its NanoCell lineup, specifically in the NANO99 and NANO95 series. LG 2021 4K NanoCell series include the NANO90, NANO85, NANO80, NANO77 and NANO75 series.
All models use LG NanoCell display technology based on nanoparticles that filter out color impurities, resulting in lifelike images that draw the viewer deeper into their favorite movies, sports and shows, the company said.
Among the features available in multiple series this year is support for Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10 PRO and Filmmaker Mode.
LG points out that its OLED TVs have been certified by the international product testing agency Intertek as having 100 percent color fidelity, while TÜV Rheinland and Underwriters Laboratories have certified LG TVs for low blue light and flicker-free light emission, respectively, for greater eye comfort.
For gaming enthusiasts on the cutting edge, LG 2021 TVs use a new Game Optimizer that automatically applies the best picture settings for the type of game the user is playing: first-person shooter, role-playing or real-time strategy.
“Every model in the 2021 LG TV lineup supports the advanced HDMI 2.1 feature, enhanced audio return channel (eARC), which simplifies the process of connecting the TV to a sound system while also optimizing the audio. Also supported is automatic low latency mode (ALLM), which delivers seamless gaming and lag-free viewing. Select LG TV models support a variety of other HDMI 2.1 features as well,” LG’s statement said.
LG TVs also offer sports fans a Sports Alert feature helps viewers tracking developments from their favorite teams.
For sound, 2021 LG TVs are Bluetooth Surround Ready, LG TVs wirelessly connect to multiple Bluetooth speakers for enhanced surround sound support.
Most of LG’s 2021 OLED TV models feature the latest intelligent processor — α (Alpha) 9 Gen 4 AI — which integrates improved deep learning, boosted upscaling performance for clearer presentation of lower-resolution signal sources on the high-resolution screens. The α9 Gen 4 processors also provide adjustments for the amount of light in each scene and the ambient light conditions in the room.
An LG AI Picture Pro feature recognizes onscreen objects and processes them independently to present 3D-like depth dimensions, while AI Sound Pro up-mixes two-channel audio to virtual 5.1.2 surround while Auto Volume Leveling ensures a consistent volume when switching between channels or streaming apps.
Other features this year include: the new webOS 6.0 smart TV platform that has been improved for faster access to apps, easier content discovery and personalized recommendations.
Many models this year also include a redesigned Magic Remote with dedicated hot keys for popular content providers, allowing users to jump to their favorite services with just a quick push of a button.