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LG has revealed its 2022 TV line-up, just hours before CES is set to begin with its pre-show media day activities on January 4. Along with new OLED TVs, viewers will enjoy improved webOS offerings and smart services, better picture quality, and more screen sizes in both OLED and LED.
LG OLED TVs
The new G2 series OLED TVs include OLED evo technology also found in select C2 series models that delivers higher brightness. Powered by LG’s new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 5 intelligent processor, the company’s Brightness Booster technology enables G2 series TVs to deliver enhanced brightness through improved heat dissipation and a more advanced algorithm.
LG’s 2022 G2 series introduces a new 83″ model and the world’s first 97″ OLED model to complement the 55″, 65″, and 77″ TVs already in the lineup. The LG G2 series delivers a refined design with its attractive flush-to-the-wall Gallery Design.
LG’s C2 series, meanwhile, offers a diverse selection of screen sizes with a total of six for 2022: the “world’s first” 42″ OLED TV, ideal for console and PC gaming, in addition to 48″, 55″, 65″, 77″, and 83″ options. This OLED TV series features thinner bezels for a more immersive viewing experience in addition to giving the TV a sleeker design.
LG’s new line of TVs includes a host of new and upgraded features.
The α 9 Gen 5 processor leverages deep learning to enhance upscaling performance and onscreen images a more three-dimensional quality by distinguishing foreground and background elements from one another. The α9 Gen 5 also expands the capabilities of LG’s AI Sound Pro feature to provide viewers with more lifelike audio by enabling the TVs’ built-in speakers to produce virtual 7.1.2 surround sound.
The latest version of LG’s smart TV platform, webOS 22, introduces personal profiles where each member of the family can set up fast access to their favourite streaming services, get tailored content recommendations based on viewing history, and receive real time alerts to keep up with favourite sports teams. Logging into profiles can be performed either from the TV browser or from a smartphone with NFC Magic Tap.
NFC Magic Tap can also be used to mirror a mobile device screen to an LG TV. You can mirror content from one LG TV to another in the home using Room To Room Share, which enables the viewing of cable or satellite content on another LG TV via Wi-Fi without an additional set-top-box. Also new for 2022, Always Ready turns an LG TV into a media display when not in use. Easily set up in the Settings menu, Always Ready is activated with a press of the power button on the LG Remote to transform the screen into a digital canvas for showcasing artwork, keeping track of time, or playing music.
Upgrading ThinQ AI will allow LG’s 2022 TVs to become true smart home hubs. In addition to providing voice control and compatibility with other ThinQ-powered devices, ThinQ AI now offers support for Matter, a new industry standard for a more secure and seamlessly connected smart home, which will allow LG TVs to work as a controller for connected devices.
The panels found in the 2022 OLED lineups have been certified by global product testing agency Intertek for 100% colour fidelity and 100% colour volume. LG OLED TVs can match the colours in the original source content and express all colours accurately, regardless of how bright or dark the displayed images may be, says LG.
All 2022 LG OLEDs are certified flicker-free by both TÜV Rheinland and Underwriters Laboratories, and glare-free by UL. LG’s OLED panels have also been recognized by TÜV Rheinland for their low blue light performance and are the first in the world that meet the low blue light emission requirement of Eyesafe, a U.S.-based health standards agency. There’s also auto switching to Filmmaker Mode when enjoying Amazon Prime Video content.
For gamers, LG is adding support for NVIDIA GeForce NOW and Google Stadia cloud gaming platforms from its OLED TVs.
New for 2022, LG customers can easily select and switch between game-specific features and display presets directly from the TV’s Game Optimizer menu. The Game Optimizer menu provides quick access to the new Dark Room Mode, which adjusts screen brightness for a better gaming experience when the lights are off. Settings for G-SYNC Compatible, FreeSync Premium and variable refresh rate (VRR) are easily accessible from Game Optimizer. A new sports mode joins presets for first-person shooter, role-playing, and real-time strategy games, delivering more details.
Expanded QNED TV Lineup
Boasting LG’s own Quantum Dot NanoCell technology, the fresh range of LG’s QNED TVs offers 100% colour volume. LG QNED Mini LED TV offers favourable contrast thanks to LG’s Precision Dimming Technology. All models starting from the QNED90 Series are certified for 100% colour consistency so viewers see the same, high quality image every time, even at different viewing angles, says LG.
New Service Additions
In 2022, LG is also adding new services that facilitate more personal and interactive experiences at home.
The LIVENow app offers access to online live concerts, shows, sports, and other premium live events that users can actively participate in as well as watch.
For those who want to dance like their favourite K-Pop idols, LG TV presents the 1M HomeDance app. Created in collaboration with 1MILLION Dance Studio, one of K-Pop’s most popular choreography teams, the app provides a wide selection of tutorials to help users perfect their moves. Check your form with Camera Mode while dancing along with 1MILLION’s professional choreographers, or take a break, sit back, and watch favourite dance clips.
LG is also introducing its first health platform, LG Fitness, with workout plans based on the system’s recommendations; or create your own by choosing from a variety of options such as fast-paced HIIT, full-body stretching, or guided meditation, among others, keeping track of activity and progress on the app’s dashboard.
With the arrival of Independa, LG’s TVs can help owners care for family members remotely or assist seniors to be more independent. As the first tele-healthcare service supported on LG TVs, Independa features an intuitive interface that makes it easy to initiate a video chat with a caregiver or easily access a menu of relevant professional services. Pop-up notifications inform when someone is calling and personal alerts can be set up for more reminders. All notifications and alerts are integrated into webOS. Professional services available on Independa include Dentulu (online dental consultation), Capital Rx (discount pharmacy platform), Coverdell (dental insurance benefits), WebMD (medical grade educational videos) and Sprio100 (fitness programs for seniors), among others. It will be available on 2021 and 2022 TV models sold in both Canada and the U.S.