Ahead of CES next week, LG is sharing details of its 2018 OLED and "Super UHD" TV lineup. Chief among them is an expansion of the company's ThinQ AI to its newest top-tier television models.
LG says its upcoming line of televisions are set to be powered by the company's Alpha 9 processor, and that both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are supported by the TV. ThinQ will transform TVs into smart home hubs, so users can control robotic vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, smart lights, air purifiers, smart speakers and other smart devices connected to any of the high-end TVs via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
The TVs will also include LG's new α (Alpha) 9 intelligent processor for improved image quality.More news: Taoiseach concerned that abortion proposals 'go too far'
HFR is created to improve picture quality, especially for 4K broadcasts, by bumping up the content's frame rate. This new standard is for content mastered at 120 frames per second, eliminating the need for simulated picture data or interpolation for TVs with higher than 60Hz refresh rates. Alpha 9 would provide the best picture processing aspects as LG calls "picture quality close to perfection". Your first thought may be to wonder why your TV needs its own AI, but LG's goal is to make it easier to interact with your entertainment.
LG also plans to add support for Technicolor Advanced HDR as it comes to market in 2018. The launch of this newest TV would be an addition to LG's own ThinQ Artificial Intelligence Brand.More news: Arpaio bid for Senate shakes up already tumultuous primary campaign
This is the key to voice control in devices: it not only has to work, it has to be better than physical control. Both 2018 OLED TVs and SUPER UHD TVs also come with Dolby Atmos object-based surround sound. Other FHD sets will not offer Google Home or WebOS.
So basically with LG's integrated assistant technology users will be able to use the ThinQ AI for TV-specific tasks, like asking to "search for the soundtrack of this movie" or "turn off the TV when this program is over". LG's 2018 OLED and SUPER UHD TVs process HDR images dynamically frame by frame using LG's proprietary algorithm, Enhanced Dynamic Tone mapping. The processor's standout feature is its four-step process of noise reduction that significantly improves image clarity through effective rendering of smooth gradations.More news: East Africa anticipates benefits from Kenya - US direct flights