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LG Electronics Canada (LG) has unveiled its premium home entertainment products line-up in Canada, including new OLED, QNED MiniLED, and NanoCell TVs and new audio products.
“As Canadians spend more time at home, the television has become the entertainment hub for spending time with family,” says Gilles Pereira, Go to Market Manager, Home Entertainment LG Electronics Canada. “Whether they want a big screen front and centre with surround sound or a sleek design that blends into the room like artwork, LG has the right home entertainment products for everyone and every price point.”
LG OLED technology is built with self-lit pixels that LG says provides “perfect blacks, crystal-clear images, and rich colours, a quick refresh rate and a slim design.” The Canadian LG OLED 2021 lineup has expanded to include the ultra-slim G1 series in 55, 65, and 77-inch sizes, which are just 0.79 inches thin so they can hang flush against the wall. There’s also the new C1 series in 48, 55, 65, 77, and 83-inch sizes; and the A1 series (48, 55, 65 inches), a more affordable option offering features like 60Hz refresh rate.
The LG QNED MiniLED is an evolution in LCD technology that LG says almost matches the power of an OLED. Available in both 8K and 4K models and in three sizes, 65, 75, and 86 inches, it is the first TV to combine LG’s Quantum Dot NanoCell technology and MiniLED backlighting, which the company says helps to “achieve more vibrant, accurate colours and greater contrast than conventional LCD televisions.” With MiniLED technology, the LG QNED MiniLED is built with 30,000 LEDs that make it brighter than a traditional LCD TV. This technology also employs 2,500 dimming blocks for deeper blacks.
The new LG NanoCell lineup includes 4K models that span a range of sizes starting at 43 inches all the way to 86 inches. They offer improved picture quality with nanoparticles, which filter out dull colours, resulting in lifelike images, says LG.
This year’s LG OLED, LG QNED99, and 4K NanoCell models are powered by LG’s latest intelligent processor, (Alpha) 9 Gen 4 AI for an improved user experience. The new processor boasts upscaling performance for clearer and sharper images, and visual optimization. For improved picture quality, AI Picture Pro has been enhanced and can now identify objects onscreen to bring three-dimensionality and depth to every scene. Additionally, AI Sound Pro up-mixes two-channel audio to virtual 5.1.2 surround while Auto Volume Leveling ensures a consistent volume when switching between channels or streaming apps.
For smart TV access, webOS 6.0 provides faster access to apps, as well as simpler content discovery with finely tuned personalized recommendations. With LG ThinQ, the Home Dashboard allows for creating a connected home by controlling smart devices and LG appliances from the TV.
Select LG TVs are designed with Cinema Screen, which forgoes the traditional bezel around the TV for a “classic and refined look” so the TV can double as a piece of art with the new Gallery Stand compact and modern display accessory.
For audio, LG has revealed its 2021 soundbar line, including the SP11R, SP9, SP8, and QP5, all of which offer high-quality audio supported by Dolby Atmos and DTS: X for dynamic three-dimensional audio. The lineup boasts AI features including AI Room Calibration, which uses spatial awareness to optimize sound in any room. AI Sound Pro uses adaptive sound control to automatically adjust frequency range and sound field extension, depending on which genre of content the user is watching: news, music, or cinema. LG’s 2021 SP11R, SP9, SP8 soundbars work with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and AirPlay 2 as well as Chromecast and Spotify Connect. They are also eco-friendly, receiving SGS Eco Product Certification thanks to the use of recycled materials, including jersey fabric made of recycled PET bottles in the SP7Y. Certified as Global Recycled Standard-compliant and UL environmental claim validated, each SP7Y soundbar means almost seven fewer plastic bottles occupying landfills. Packaging for the soundbars also use mainly recycled molded pulp and less EPS foam and plastic and is designed in an “L” shape so more units can fit in trucks.
Additionally, LG has introduced the Tone Free earbuds, which come with a UVNano technology charging case that helps kill up to 99.9% of bacteria on the speaker mesh.
With LG’s continued partnership with Meridian Audio, the audio capabilities on the 2021 models have been refined to offer an improved bass performance, says the company. This includes an improved three-microphone system to reduce ambient noise for clearer calls.
LG OLED pricing starts at $1,999; LG QNED starts at $2,999; LG NanoCell starts at $999, and LG Soundbars start at $249. LG TONE Free earbuds will be available in July.