Posted Tue Mar 6, 2018 at 07:30 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The company's new display collection starts rolling out to stores this month.
LG has announced pricing and release dates for its new OLED and SUPER UHD TV lineup. The collection features models ranging in size from 49-inches to 77-inches with prices starting at $1,000.
"LG OLED has consistently set the standard for picture quality and design in the premium TV market since its introduction a few short years ago," said Tim Alessi, head of home entertainment product marketing at LG Electronics USA. "The new 2018 models launching in the U.S. continue that leadership with the addition of LG ThinQ AI (Artificial Intelligence) in our premium TVs, offering consumers unmatched picture quality and state-of-the-art AI capabilities that combine to deliver an entirely new entertainment experience in the home."
The new ThinQ AI tech found on 2018 LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs allows customers to take advantage of advanced voice assistant features by speaking directly into their remote controls, enabling users to search for information, images or videos through verbal requests like "show me all of the movies this actor has starred in." Likewise, ThinQ TVs can also serve as smart home hubs with access to other smart home devices like robotic vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, air purifiers, smart lights, smart speakers and more.
Building upon last year's OLED collection, the 2018 OLED lineup includes the B8 and C8 Cinema Screen Series, the E8 Picture-on-Glass Series, and the W8 Picture-on-Wall Series. With the exception of the entry-level B8, all of the OLED sets use the company's new α (Alpha) 9 intelligent processor for improved image and color performance over last year's models. In addition, the OLED lineup also includes support for on-board Dolby Atmos audio and LG's 4K Cinema HDR suite of high dynamic range formats, including Advanced HDR by Technicolor, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma).
Here's a full rundown of pricing and availability for LG's 2018 OLED lineup:
LG SIGNATURE OLED TV AI ThinQ W8
77-inch class OLED77W8PUA - $14,999.99 (available week of April 16)
65-inch class OLED65W8PUA - $6,999.99 (available week of July 16)
LG OLED TV AI ThinQ E8
65-inch class OLED65E8PUA - $4,499.99 (available week of April 2)
55-inch class OLED55E8PUA - $3,499.99 (available week of April 2)
LG OLED TV AI ThinQ C8
77-inch class OLED77C8PUA - $8,999.99 (available week of April 12)
65-inch class OLED65C8PUA - $3,499.99 (available week of March 19)
55-inch class OLED55C8PUA - $2,499.99 (available week of March 19)
LG OLED TV AI ThinQ B8
65-inch and 55-inch models (TBA at a later date)
The new 2018 SUPER UHD TV collection includes the SK9500, SK9000, and SK8000 series. All of the displays use LCD panels with LG's Nano Cell technology for wider colors and improved viewing angles. In addition, the sets incorporate the new α (Alpha) 7 processor, a step-down version of the company's advanced α (Alpha) 9, for enhanced image rendering. And as a very welcomed new feature for 2018, the SK9500 and SK9000 models also feature Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) support for improved black level performance. Finally, the SUPER UHD lineup also includes support for LG's 4K Cinema HDR suite of high dynamic range formats, including Advanced HDR by Technicolor, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma).
Here's a full rundown of pricing and availability for LG's 2018 SUPER UHD TV lineup:
LG SUPER UHD TV AI ThinQ SK9500
65-inch class 65SK9500PUA - $2,699.99 (available week of March 19)
LG SUPER UHD TV AI ThinQ SK9000
65-inch class 65SK9000PUA - $2,199.99 (available week of March 12)
55-inch class 55SK9000PUA - $1,599.99 (available week of March 12)
LG SUPER UHD TV AI ThinQ SK8000
75-inch class 75SK8070PUA - $2,699.99 (available week of April 23)
65-inch class 65SK8000PUA - $1,999.99 (available week of April 2)
55-inch class 55SK8000PUA - $1,199.99 (available week of April 2)
49-inch class 49SK8000PUA - $999.99 (available week of May 7)
Source: LG via PR Newswire
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