The company's 2017 OLED displays will now offer integrated support for lossless Dolby Audio.
LG has announced the addition of Dolby TrueHD lossless audio decoding for its 2017 OLED TV lineup. The new feature will be rolling out to compatible displays via a free over-the-air firmware upgrade this month.
"LG's OLED TVs have become the de facto leader in the premium TV market and is the optimal platform for those seeking to experience content the way its original creators envisioned," said Brian Kwon, president of the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. "With Dolby's audio and visual technologies, LG continues to deliver an enhanced experience that pushes the boundaries of home TV viewing."
Previously, LG OLED TVs could only internally play Dolby audio in a lossy form, but the new update will allow the TVs to internally support lossless, uncompressed Dolby TrueHD decoding. This means that users will be able to hear lossless Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Atmos soundtracks from HDMI sources like an Ultra HD Blu-ray player directly through the TV's built-in speakers or sound bar. In addition, the update also includes Codec MAT (Metadata-enhanced Audio Transmission) support to offer Dolby TrueHD audio bitstreaming when playing console games.
Here's a full rundown of LG's 2017 OLED lineup:
LG SIGNATURE OLED TV Picture-on-Wall W7 Series
77-inch class (76.7-inches diagonal) model 77W7, $14,999
65-inch class (64.5-inches diagonal) model 65W7, $7,999
LG SIGNATURE OLED TV Picture-on-Glass G7 Series
77-inch class (76.8-inches diagonal) model 77G7, $9,997
65-inch class (64.5-inches diagonal) model 65G7, $4,997
LG OLED TV Picture-on-Glass E7 Series
65-inch class (64.5-inches diagonal) model 65E7, $3,497
55-inch class (54.6-inches diagonal) model 55E7, $2,497