LG's new OLED TVs still look great, offer some upgrades
Tv & Audio
Hi, David Katzmaier from CNET.
I'm here at CES2018 with LG, and we're looking at their new OLED lineup.
This is W8.
It's their highest end OLED, organic light-emitting diode, television for 2018.
We've really liked these TVs in the past.
They provide excellent picture quality, the best we've ever tested.
The W8 is one of the coolest looking TVs we've actually introduced last year to these really thin wallpaper form factors.
Look at it from the side.
It just blends right in to the wall.
The sound bar here at the bottom, but the TV itself is just consistent with this panel that kind of just sits on the wall, very flush, very cool design.
LG also has an E8 display which has a redesigned stand this year.
There's a thicker chunk at the bottom that's transparent.
A really nice, slick display.
Again, very thin but not quite as thin as the Wallpaper.
Changes this year that LG has made are not drastic.
The company has went ahead mainly on the smart tv side and added Google Assistant into its normal smart TV system.
So you can pick up the remote and ask for things on Google Assistant.
For example, search shows, ask for actors.
Another thing you can do with Google Assistant is use it to control smart home appliances.
LG actually has its Think IQ series of smart home technology.
Vacuum cleaners, washer/dryers, that sort of thing, that you can control using the TV's built in Smart Assistant system.
So, that's the big addition.
LG's also made some tweaks to picture quality this year that are a little bit less, they still have the same black levels, the same brightness and the same color as last year, but this year they did add a different video processing, it's called the Alpha 9 processor.
LG says it produced artifacts like noise and banding, get the picture a little bit better looking, although already it was really superb so I'm curious to see in the lab how much better that processing actually looks.
That's a quick look at LG's 2018 Ola TV line up.
I'm here with W8 and E8.
There's other TVs in the series that cost a little bit less.
We'll get full pricing availability later this year.
David Katzmire CBS 2018.