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LG Super UHD TV 2018: Ultra HD with HDR and 4K HFR

The LG 2018 TV lineup will also include three Super UHD TV series. This abbreviation is used to indicate the higher-end LCD TVs. The upcoming LG Super UHD TV series will include SK9500, SK8500 and SK8000 models.

LG Super UHD TV 2018

LG Super UHD TV Series:

SK9500

  • 55″
  • 65″

SK8500

  • 55″
  • 65″

SK8000

  • 55″
  • 65″
  • 75″

LG Super UHD TV series is based on the Nano Cell technology, introduced last year at CES 2017. This proprietary solution uses nano-particles (about 1 nanometer in diameter) to filter the light emitted by the LCD panels. Nano Cell absorbs unwanted wavelengths, returning pure red and green color components. The ultimate goal is the same as Quantum Dot: to represent more saturated and natural colors. The combined contribution of Nano Cell (more effectively reduces the reflections generated by light in the environment) and the IPS LCD panels ensures greater color fidelity on a wider viewing angle. LG declares a practically perfect reproduction of colors up to 60-degree wide angle.

LG Super UHD TV

The LG SK9500 series will use a more advanced version of local dimming, identified by LG as the “Full Array Dimming Pro”. By contrast, LG SK8500 is a Full Array Dimming. LG SK9500 will offer more control modes than SK8500. As with OLEDs, we find HDR support in HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and Advanced HDR by Technicolor formats. Therefore, it does not seem to be present HDR10+ which would also constitute the only lack.

(Also see 2018 LG OLED TV: Ultra HD HDR with Dolby Atmos output and 4K HFR)

LG talks about 4K HDR and emphasizes that all the metadata and information needed to manage HDR, they are dynamically processed by the TV frame by frame, thus applying a conceptually similar system to Dolby Vision and HDR10+.

The compatibility with Dolby Atmos is also there: the audio format can be reproduced through the TV speakers and apparently also via HDMI ARC (the audio return channel), in order to convey a Dolby Atmos stream in bitstream to external audio or soundbar systems. One could appreciate a streaming from Netflix in Dolby Atmos with a much higher quality compared to integrated TV systems.

LG Super UHD TV HFR

The LG Super UHD TV series is powered by the new Alpha 7 processor, the same that we find on the LG B8 OLED TV. The new LG Super UHD TV will be able to play High Frame Rate (HFR) videos with up to 120 frames per second, even if not from external sources. To complete the series with the LG ThinQ AI support as well.

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