Home entertainment buffs everywhere rejoice becuase LG has done it again, LG Electronics Australia announced the company’s highly anticipated 88-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED 8K (model 88Z9) is arriving in stores now. The LG OLED 8K model is the world’s first 8K OLED TV and the largest OLED TV model to date. The LG OLED 8K TV is also the eighth OLED TV model to join LG Australia’s diverse range of OLED TV products in 2019.
1. OLED Technology
Since 2013 LG has been the global leader of the OLED TV category, offering a variety of large screen models. Unlike LED/LCD TVs, through the elimination of a backlight, each pixel in an LG OLED TV has the ability to turn on-and-off where light is required, creating a perfect black screen and vivid colours. The great thing about LG OLED screen technology is that it you experience the same vision from any angle. This means that when you’re designing your lounge room or home theatre space, the TV doesn’t need to be placed front and centre to the lounge, nor will your guests be disadvantaged when you are gathered around the screen for your next movie night. LG recommends that you sit up to 1.5m away from the screen to enjoy the immersion of the LG SIGNATURE OLED 8K TV.
2. Future Proofing for 8K
The LG SIGNATURE OLED 8K TV prepares you for the future of 8K content. The HDMI 2.1 port on the TV will allow you to connect gaming consoles that support 8K games coming in 2020. While there is very limited 8K content available now, the TV can upscale SD, Full HD and 4K content through the built-in 6 step upscaling technology. This means you’ll experience the incredible picture quality no matter the source and your home will be ready for the arrival of 8K content from 2020.
3. Technology driving the home cinema experience
The LG OLED 8K TV is the ultimate cinema upgrade for the home. Powered by the Alpha 9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor, the TV combines 6 step up-scaling and noise reduction to create a hyper realistic, sharp, vivid and detailed picture, no matter whether it is SD, Full HD or 4K content. Cinema HDR technology, made up of Dolby Vision, HDR10 PRO and Advanced HDR by Technicolor, works with the Alpha Gen 2 Processor to identify the quality of the source material and then alter the HDR source content image tone mapping for impeccable realistic vision on the screen. The TVs smarts can also optimise the sound settings and you can immerse yourself in Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision titles when using a premium 4K Netflix account. The brushed aluminium stand with integrated 80-watt speaker system offers an incredible soundscape when watching your favourite titles.
4. All-in-one Smart Home ecosystem
Another great thing about the LG OLED 8K TV is that it can act as your smart home hub, thanks to built-in Google Assistant and LG ThinQ AI platform. Using the TVs Magic Remote, you can activate the voice assistant to switch between picture modes, adjust the volume or turn the TV off at set times. The smarts of this deep learning platform go as far as automatically detecting media, gaming and audio devices and as the central hub of the smart home ecosystem, it can connect to other appliances like your LG Washing Machine. If you’re an Apple user, LG is the only TV brand to talk directly to the Apple AI platform without needing additional hardware like an Apple TV. This also means you can access Apple HomeKit to easily and securely control your smart home with the Home app or via Siri on an Apple device.
5. Convergence of Design and Technology
The LG OLED 8K was created in collaboration with world-renowned industrial designer Torsten Valeur, to bring together technology and design and create the ultimate, luxury living experience. Gone are the days when the TV is closed off in a cabinet and why would you want to? The LG OLED 8K has a beautiful design that make it a spectacle in any lounge room – it’s minimalist design adds sophistication and the brushed aluminium stand and a virtually bezel-less display makes it a design object in it’s own right. Even when the TV is turned off, you can still experience everything it has to offer in terms of design. You can showcase built-in artwork and photography of scenes from around the world with the Gallery Mode, or you can display your own photos on the screen, making it a piece of art for your space when you’re not viewing content.