CES 2018: LG Continues 8K OLED Display Push with New 88-inch Panel

LG Electronics is planning to raise the home entertainment experience to another level with the introduction of its ThinQ artificial intelligence (AI) and an advanced image processor in its latest OLED and SUPER UHD TVs. Set to happen during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, the reveal of LG’s ThinQ will allow the implementation of hundreds of voice requests utilising the company’s own open smart platform as well as third-party AI services.

With the AI functionality, users can speak directly into the remote control. Since the LG ThinQ TVs also function as smart home hubs, this feature will also give users access to other smart home offering access to other smart home products connected to the TV via WiFi or Bluetooth (e.g. robotic vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, air purifiers, smart lights, smart speakers).

Combined with LG’s newest α (Alpha) 9 processor powering the OLED TVs, viewers will experience even more improvements in the best TV picture quality. The LG Nano Cell SUPER UHD TVs employ Full-Array Local Dimming (FALD) backlighting to provide deeper blacks and enhanced colours, as well as nuanced shadow details for life-like images.

LG’s ThinQ offers an enhanced interactive experience in the company’s newest smart TV line-up by employing Natural Language Processing (NLP) to deliver intelligent voice-activated control and connectivity based on LG’s own deep learning technology, DeepThinQ.

With a dramatically streamlined setup process, viewers can easily and quickly connect to gaming consoles and external sound bars. They can also easily search for information, images or videos featuring specific content by making verbal requests such as “Show me all the movies this actor has starred” or “Show me yoga videos”.

The α9 intelligent processor provides life-like images with incredibly rich colours, sharpness and depth. A core element of the α9 is the four-step process of noise reduction, which boasts twice as many steps compared to conventional techniques. This algorithm allows for greater finesse in noise reduction, improving the clarity of images affected and enabling more effective rendering of smooth gradations.

Visitors to CES can experience LG’s TVs of the future for themselves at booth #11100 in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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