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CES is next week and the hype is building up there are leaks, press releases and teasers aplenty.

TV tech is always big at CES and LG has started drip-feeding information about this year’s OLED and LCD TVs.

LG have revealed that all of its 2019 OLED TVs and some NanoCell LCD TVs will feature HDMI 2.1 ports which will support high frame rate (HFR) 120fps video inputs. Other features in the new standard include an enhanced audio return channel (eARC) as well as variable refresh rate (VRR) and automatic low latency mode (ALLM) to keep gamers happy. This standard supports 8K too, so you will be able to use one cable to achieve the resolution.

LG is introducing NanoCell high-end LCD TVs (SM9X and SM8X) with enhanced colour, viewing angles and thin bezels. What NanoCell actually is remains to be seen but it will just be a marketing term similar to Samsung QLED technology.

The TV will have Thinq technology baked in as we have already seen in the past year or so. This will include a new Prime Video button on its Magic Remote that ties in directly to Amazon’s Alexa routines. Google Assistant will also continue to be supported. Owners will enjoy the ease of conversational voice recognition and an intuitive Home Dashboard that makes it possible to control a wide variety of smart home devices directly from the TV.

The α9 Gen 2 processor inside the TVs will use deep learning techniques  to the video processing by adjusting standard and HDR video to match lighting in a room as well as using the latest in Dolby Vision tech.

LG’s 8K 88-inch Z9 OLED TV will boast higher processing capabilities for delivering the most realistic 8K picture quality that looks sharp, vivid and detailed thanks to 8K upscaling and improved noise reduction.

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