LG has announced their next-generation TV lineup powered by the company’s second-gen Alpha 9 processor paired with ThinQ AI, complete with Alexa and Google Assistant support, ahead of CES 2019. The largest of the models will be the Z9, an 88-inch 8K resolution OLED television that uses the second-generation Alpha 9 processor and its deep learning algorithm for supreme picture and sound quality, as well as optimized content that automatically recognizes ambient conditions. Read more for a video and additional information.
This all-new processor is capable of finely adjusting the tone mapping curve in accordance with ambient conditions to offer near-perfect screen brightness, while Dolby Vision support intelligently delivers high-quality HDR under varying light conditions. It also supports Dolby Atmos, which uses an algorithm that mixes two-channel audio to deliver virtual 5.1 surround sound.
“LG’s 8K TVs aren’t the first to market (that award goes to Samsung’s 85-inch Q900R), but they are the first that support HDMI 2.1 out of the box. That’s important, because using the old HDMI 2.0 standard limits 8K signals to just 30fps while version 2.1 increases this to a maximum of 60,” reports The Verge.