LG's 2016 Lineup Includes Super UHD TVs And A 98-inch 8K Crowd Pleaser

At a show where huge, elaborate booths are the norm, LG always manages to outshine most. Year after year, it walks journalists and other attendees through massive displays that positively bristle with new electronics and enormous TVs that fill the room with color. This year, LG is rocking the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with some new 4K TVs and is even talking up a 98-inch, 8K TV.

“We’re confident our newest HDR-enabled SUPER UHD TVs in 2016 will generate much excitement not in the industry, but also with consumers in general,” said Brian Kwon, President and CEO at LG’s Home Entertainment Company in a statement. “We are the only company with a dual strategy focused on both OLED and IPS TV technologies and this is proof that we are not prioritizing one display over the other.

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LG is touting its IPS SUPER UHD UG8500 (65-inch) and UH8550 (75-inch), which are its top-shelf TVs, featuring LG’s best color-reproduction features. LG also introduced the UH9500 and UH9550, which are 65-inch and 85-inch 4K TVs, respectively. They are extremely thin, with the UH9500 boasting a 6.6mm screen depth, and have some interesting new audio features. LG’s Magic Sound Tuning is designed to create a customized sound profile for your room.

Both TVs have HDR-compatible HDMI ports and can improve video from standard sources to create near-HDR video. They also have LG’s ColorPrime Plus for a large color range and support for BT.2020, the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) standard to ensure the video you see is as colorful as it was designed to be.

The 8K TV is called the UH9800. It isn’t available yet and few details have been released beyond that it should ship in the second-half of 2016. Think of 8K TVs like the LG UH9800 as the trailblazers; they drum up consumer interest and pave the way for smaller, more affordable models down the road. And what a vivid, colorful road it is. 
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