LG Bringing Some Giant 8K TVs To CES 2019

Las Vegas will see super-sharp LG TVs with new ways of upscaling content and Alexa support.

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CES 2019 in Las Vegas is this week, but you don't have to wait until the trade show starts on January 8 to get a load of what LG has to offer. The electronics maker has already put out a press release about at least some of what it means to show off in Vegas--and it's mostly big, powerful TVs.

LG's release details the improvements to its TV sets for 2019. Specifically, the company is introducing its new ThinQ AI, a "deep learning algorithm" that looks to make content look and sound as good as possible on your LG TV, no matter what's going on in the room you're watching in.

ThinQ makes use of the Alpha 9 Gen 2 processor in LG's newer sets and "recognizes content source quality and determines the best upgrade method for optimal visual output," according to LG's press release. It'll also use the TV's ambient light sensor to take into account conditions in the room it's in, adjusting screen brightness and refining the way it displays HDR content to make sure scenes and images are always clear. ThinQ is also supposed to be able to improve sound quality, mixing up two-channel audio to make it sound like 5.1 surround sound.

While LG hopes to interest customers with the under-the-hood improvements to its sets, it's the size and resolution that are likely to wow anyone headed to Vegas. The Alpha 9 Gen 2 and ThinQ are in a number of LG's new set models, most notably its huge 88-inch 8K Z9 OLED TV and 75-inch 8K LCD TV (model SM99). The LG is also continuing its partnership with Amazon in 2019, with all its new ThinQ models featuring support for Alexa, Amazon's voice-controlled personal assistant app.

You can read more about what LG is bringing to CES in its press release. Other potential hints and teasers are starting to trickle in about what else might show up in Las Vegas during the show, starting with HTC tweeting a photo suggesting new products in its Vive VR line. Stay tuned for all our CES coverage during the show, which runs from January 8 to 11.

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All I want to know is if the 2019´s 4K OLED sets will support VRR (Freesync)

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As someone who has an LG OLED 65 inch 4K HDR tv, I can say that it's extremely worth it if you want to watch a movie or play a video game in the best picture quality possible.

Mind you, you still need the right players, receiver and cables, and to calibrate your system but that's probably more for audiophiles and videophiles like myself.

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4K gives me a headache b/c it looks so sharp and clear. 8K would probably make my head explode like in the movie 'Scanners'

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Anything above 1080p is overkill imo. Especially since render scale became a common thing. Games look just fine in 1080p at 150-200% render scale.

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Why in the hell do we need 8K so soon? There's hardly anything in 4K as it is and now they're trying to release 8K? I just don't see how televisions can look any better than they do now.

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@kstaggs87: Mainly because they can. It probably won't be anywhere near mainstream for many years from today anyway.

There roll-up TV looks far more interesting. It looks like unfolding wrapping paper.

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@GameSpot: What the hell is going on? There's a 55 minute podcast from IGN (IGN UK podcast Alternative Game Awards 2018) posing as an advert prior to this video playing. Surely that isn't right?

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