LG’s 2019 TV range is not composed only at Ultra HD OLED or 8K. The LG NanoCell TV with LCD technology will also be introduced at CES 2019. NanoCell technology uses nano-particles to filter the light emitted from the panels. Unwanted wavelengths are absorbed, returning pure red and green color components. Blue is allowed to pass by the LEDs in the backlight. The ultimate goal is the same as Quantum Dot: to represent more saturated and natural colors.
The combination with IPS panels ensures greater color fidelity on a wider viewing angle. LG speaks of NanoColor (better highlight the picture enhancement), NanoAccuracy (color accuracy in wide viewing angle) and NanoBezel (ultra-narrow thin bezel).
The flagship model is the 2019 flagship 75-inch 8K LCD TV (SM99) with an IPS panel and 8K resolution. The backlight is called FALD Pro and consists of a Full LED system with local dimming. The equipment includes the second generation Alpha 9 processor. (required for upscaling in 8K), HDMI 2.1 and WiSA technology support.
The SM90 series is instead the most powerful among Ultra HD. It will be available in the 49-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch, and 86-inch (as always not all models will necessarily arrive in each country). The TV includes a Full LED backlight with local dimming, the second generation Alpha 7 processor, HDMI 2.1 and compatibility with WiSA.
The SM86, SM85 and SM82 series, on the other hand, is Edge LEDs similar to those of the SM90. The UM76, UM75, UM74 and UM73 series are placed in the mid-range, all equipped with Ultra HD panels with screen size up to 86-inches. In comparison to the most expensive products, support for Dolby Atmos, but WiSA and HDMI 2.1 are lacking. It will also include the Full HD LM6, LM55, and LK51 series.
The “smart” features, available from the LM63 series to go up, include ThinQ AI, webOS and support for Alexa and Google Assistant. The 2019 LG NanoCell TV series is expected to available in early April.