LG’s line of TVs for 2015 are thinner than ever, boast lifelike color, as well as a streamlined interface for accessing online video. Although the company is saving specific models and prices for their unveiling at CES 2015, the sheer number of sets suggests 4K TVs at every price point. The company’s current cheapest 4K model sells for $1,200.
For some of its premium ColorPrime sets, LG is prioritizing color performance in a couple of different ways. First is a new kind of phosphor-based LED in the edge lighting of the sets. Second is the use of quantum-dot display technology, which uses extremely tiny crystals to bestow even greater control over color than in regular LCDs.
At the same time, LG says the improved picture tech allows it to build screens with even thinner designs. The new 4K TVs are “just millimeters” thick, the company says, also claiming its high-end LCD sets are close to the famously thin OLED displays.
Many of LG’s new TVs include the company’s smart TV UI, powered by webOS 2.0. Alongside a new visual interface, LG claims the TVs will boot up close to 60% faster than they did before.
Finally, LG’s 2015 4K lineup boasts barely-there bezels and stands, Harman Kardon sound systems and a 4K decoder that can handle 60p content.
LG will release more information on January 5 at CES, and is presumably saving its announcements about OLED curved TVs for the show as well. If you’re looking to buy one already, its 2015 series numbers are UC9, UB9800, UF9500, UF9400, UF8500, UF7700, UF6800 and UF6700. Read more…