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LG Announces Curved, 4K UHD, 77inch Flexible OLED TVs and webOS
With all the launches and announcements taking place at the CES 2014 in Las Vegas, LG, one of the leading consumer electronic manufacturers has also joined the league by announcing array of Ultra HD TVs with extra-ordinary features.
The latest lineup consists of a 105-inch 21:9 Curved UHD TV, 4K Ultra HD TV, 77-inch flexible OLED TV and webOS for its SmartTVs. Last year, LG won over the crowds with a collection of UHD TVs equipped with advanced features and enhanced picture quality. At this year's CES, the company will raise the bar once more, with the 21:9 aspect ratio featuring Curved Ultra HD TV (Model 105UC9).
105-inch 21:9 Curved UHD TV
LG's new Curved UHD TV (model 105UC9) features a massive 105-inch screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio and 5120 x 2160 5K resolution. It comes with a beautiful, ergonomic design and enormous concave 105-inch screen. The screen matches the cinematic aspect ratio that most movies are filmed in, eliminating the black bars commonly visible with content played on conventional flat-panel TVs. The extra-wide screen enables viewers to access viewing information on the side of the screen without blocking any of the ongoing action.
The new UHD TV's come with exceptional picture quality and is also complemented by the deep, rich audio produced by a front-facing 7.2 multi-channel sound system designed in collaboration with Harman Kardon.
77-inch Flexible OLED TV
LG also unveiled a 77-inch flexible OLED TV at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show on Monday. This particular TV will give Samsung a hard time with its competitor Samsung which has its own bendable TV just announced. The notable feature of this TV is that it lets users adjust the angle of a TV screen with a remote control. Which means that you can switch the viewing from a flat screen to a curved screen by simply pressing a single button on the remote.
LG also reportedly said that their webOS would be used by 70 percent of their Smart TVs this year. There are several functions embedded in the latest webOS. Reportedly, through the remote control if you press the home button, you will be taken to a layer of parallel shaped colorful icons at the bottom of the screen. However, this will be over the main screen while the content you will be watching in the TV will be there intact.
According to Engadget, these icons that feature on the screen include Today recommendation engine (provided by an unnamed third party) that shows content popular with the viewing public, plus any and all content sources available to the TV, be it online video, localized media, live TV, gaming console or media streamer. The TV is also preloaded with a number of apps which can be customized according to the users likes.
Premium 4K ULTRA HD TV
In addition to its industry-leading 105-inch Curved UHD TV, LG has also be showcasing its premium UB9800 series 4K UHD TV lineup. This particular model comes in four different sizes viz. 65 inch, 79 inches, 84 inches and 98 inches.
Latest LG TVs falling in this series are equipped with a unique proprietary chip that enhances the Ultra HD resolution and optimizes overall image quality. Also because of this chip LG's latest Tru-Ultra HD Engine Pro can further differentiates the TV's picture quality from the competition.
The UB9800 comes with a sophisticated upscaling function that takes SD, HD or Full HD content and renders it in sharp, near Ultra HD quality. Working in tandem with the upgraded Super Resolution Algorithm, the Tru-Ultra HD Engine Pro guarantees a more enjoyable viewing experience by eliminating the visual errors common to other upscaling systems. In addition, the Tru-Ultra HD Engine Pro also supports a technique called 4K Motion Estimation Motion Compensation (MEMC), which ensures that all 4K Ultra HD content appears lifelike and free of motion blur.
The best feature that one can see in these TVs are the built-in 4K HEVC 60p decoder. The device decodes broadcast signals in both H.264 and HEVC H.265 formats, in both 30p or 60p. The TV can seamlessly display Ultra HD content from nearly any input source, including HDMI 2.0, USB and LAN. The new models also feature LG's unique Ultra HD CINEMA 3D, which uses Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology to render convincing 3D images with virtually no flicker or cross-talk. LG's new Ultra HD TV models features impressive 3840 x 2160 resolution Ultra IPS panels. LG's IPS technology is highly regarded for its ability to offer extraordinarily detailed images and a wide viewing angle. Again the audio system in the TV comes in collaboration with Harman Kardon.