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Old 08-02-2018, 09:04 PM   #1
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LG 2018 OLED TVs - B8, C8, E8, and W8 series

https://www.highdefdigest.com/news/s...v-lineup/40556

The company's upcoming display collection has been unveiled.

In advance of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, LG has revealed its new slate of OLED and SUPER UHD TVs. The lineup uses the company's new ThinQ artificial intelligence (AI), the new α (Alpha) 9 and 7 processors, and 4K Cinema HDR tech.

"As a leading innovator in the TV industry, LG is pleased to introduce the LG ThinQ and α (Alpha) 9 processor for an unrivaled viewing experience," said Tim Alessi, head of product marketing at LG Electronics USA. "LG is dedicated to providing cutting-edge technology that elevates user lifestyles and offers unmatched convenience. In 2018, our 'Best TV Ever' gets even better."



The new ThinQ AI tech found on 2018 LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs allows customers to take advantage of advanced voice assistant features by speaking directly into their remote controls, enabling users to search for information, images or videos through verbal requests like "show me all of the movies this actor has starred in." Likewise, ThinQ TVs can also serve as smart home hubs with access to other smart home devices like robotic vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, air purifiers, smart lights, smart speakers and more.

The feature uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) based on LGs DeepThinQ to power its intelligent voice-activated control. In addition, ThinQ AI TVs support services based on Electronic Program Guide (EPG) to access real time info or to switch to a channel with requested content.

2018 OLED TV Lineup
Building upon last year's OLED collection, the 2018 OLED lineup is set to include the B8, C8, E8, and W8 series. With the exception of the entry-level B8, all of the OLED sets will use the company's new α (Alpha) 9 intelligent processor for improved image and color performance over last year's models. The α (Alpha) 9 boasts a new four-step noise reduction process, advanced mapping capabilities, and a refined color correction algorithm to deliver better clarity and more accurate, natural colors. In addition, the (Alpha) 9 supports next generation high frame rate (HFR) content with 120 frames per second playback capabilities.



Meanwhile, the OLED lineup also includes support for LG's 4K Cinema HDR suite of high dynamic range formats, including Advanced HDR by Technicolor, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma). In addition, the displays offer a technicolor expert mode with settings optimized by Technicolor's color scientists. Likewise, new HDR10 Pro and HLG Pro options are provided as well, allowing the TVs to process HDR10 and HLG images dynamically frame by frame using LG's proprietary algorithm with Enhanced Dynamic Tone mapping. This should approximate the effect of HDR formats that use native dynamic metadata like Dolby Vision.

Here's a full rundown of specs and sizes for LG's 2018 OLED lineup:

B8 Series

Sizes: 65-inches, 55-inches

Processor: α (Alpha) 7

HDR/HFR: 4K Cinema HDR, 4K HFR

Sound: Dolby Atmos 40W 2.2Ch

Design: Blade Slim

Smart: webOS with ThinQ

C8 Series

Sizes: 77-inches, 65-inches, 55-inches

Processor: α (Alpha) 9

HDR/HFR: 4K Cinema HDR, 4K HFR

Sound: Dolby Atmos 40W 2.2Ch

Design: Blade Slim

Smart: webOS with ThinQ

E8 Series

Sizes: 65-inches, 55-inches

Processor: α (Alpha) 9

HDR/HFR: 4K Cinema HDR, 4K HFR

Sound: Dolby Atmos 60W 4.2Ch

Design: Picture-on-Glass

Smart: webOS with ThinQ

W8 Series

Sizes: 77-inches, 65-inches

Processor: α (Alpha) 9

HDR/HFR: 4K Cinema HDR, 4K HFR

Sound: Dolby Atmos 60W 4.2Ch

Design: Picture-on-Wall

Smart: webOS with ThinQ
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Pricing and availability for LG's 2018 4K OLED and SUPER UHD TV lineup have not been announced yet. More details are expected to be revealed at CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 9-12 where the new displays will be showcased to the public.

Let's hope prices come down and we can see reasonable prices for the >75" models!
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LG today announced pricing and availability for the 2018 TV lineup of 4K OLED and 4K LCD TVs it previewed at CES 2018 in January.
The company is launching AI-enabled OLED models in screen sizes ranging from 55 to 77 inches (diagonal), including the 65- and 77-inch W8 Series Picture-on-Wall models, 55- and 65-inch E8 Series Picture-on-Glass models, and five Cinema Screen models. LG will also roll out seven new AI-enabled Super UHD TVs in screen sizes ranging from 49 to 75 inches.

The new models — the first of which launch next week — are based on LG’s webOS smart platform and feature the brand’s AI (Artificial Intelligence) ThinQ technology and Alpha 9 (premium OLED models) and Alpha 7 (Super UHD models) processors. LG’s Super UHD LCD models also incorporate Nano Cell technology for “expanded color gamut and natural, rich colors from any angle” and SK9000 and SK9500 series models have a full-array backlight with local dimming.

All models have Dolby Atmos audio processing on board and support all of the major HDR formats: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, and Advanced HDR by Technicolor.

ThinQ technology uses natural language processing (NLP) for voice-activated control and connectivity with other devices — including lighting and appliances — and is said to enhance and expand voice control with hundreds of preprogrammed LG commands.

LG’s Alpha 9 processor is said to improve color and sharpness in addition to reducing noise and rendering smoother more realistic looking gradations. The processor uses advanced color mapping and has an OLED frame-rate capability of up to 120 frames per second.

OLED pricing and availability is as follows:
• 65-inch OLED65C8PUA ($3,500) – week of March 19
• 55-inch OLED55C8PUA ($2,500) – week of March 19
• 65-inch OLED65E8PUA ($4,500 – week of April 2
• 55-inch class OLED55E8PUA ($3,500) – week of April 2
• 77-inch OLED77C8PUA ($9,000) – week of April 12
• 77-inch OLED77W8PUA ($15,000) – week of April 16
• 65-inch OLED65W8PUA ($7,000) – week of July 16
Super UHD LCD pricing and availability is as follows:
• 65-inch 65SK9000PUA ($2,200) – week of March 12
• 55-inch 55SK9000PUA ($1,600) – week of March 12
• 65-inch 65SK9500PUA ($2,700) – week of March 19
• 65-inch 65SK8000PUA ($2,000) – week of April 2
• 55-inch 55SK8000PUA ($1,200) – week of April 2
• 75-inch 75SK8070PUA ($2,700 – week of April 23
• 49-inch 49SK8000PUA ($1,000) – week of May 7


USD obviously...

Read more at https://www.soundandvision.com/conte...SsiZQ10GUEW.99
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Avsforum has a guy who bought it..it's a 35 page thread so not sure what the conclusion is..
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/40-ole...2965862?page=1
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one major improvement from the very small sample size of 2018 OLEDs is no banding issue.
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ooh 77" C8 looks tempting
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We should be seeing these TVs in stores soon... let's hope their prices are lower than the 2017 series!
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We should be seeing these TVs in stores soon... let's hope their prices are lower than the 2017 series!
I was at the Hi-Mart of Lotte Mart at Seoul Station on Thurs.
The 2018 models are no there either.

hopefully they release it faster overseas;
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We should be seeing these TVs in stores soon... let's hope their prices are lower than the 2017 series!
They are arriving later this month..

LG Signature OLED W8P

77W8P (77-inch): S$34,999
65W8P (65-inch): S$11,699

LG OLED E8P

65E8P (65-inch): S$10,999
55E8P (55-inch): S$7,999

LG OLED C8P

77C8P (77-inch): S$19,999
65C8P (65-inch): S$7,299
55C8P (55-inch): S$4,699

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https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/feat...e-stores-month
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They are arriving later this month..

LG Signature OLED W8P

77W8P (77-inch): S$34,999
65W8P (65-inch): S$11,699

LG OLED E8P

65E8P (65-inch): S$10,999
55E8P (55-inch): S$7,999

LG OLED C8P

77C8P (77-inch): S$19,999
65C8P (65-inch): S$7,299
55C8P (55-inch): S$4,699

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A HN seller mentioned to me that the 77" C8 will street for around 16k..
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55" should be around 3k before any offer.
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Hmm..in the end seems like same pricing model. I think I will jump ship to LED then. No point waiting for price to go down.
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55" should be around 3k before any offer.
If this is the case, should we just wait then spend around $2600 for the 55C7?
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They are arriving later this month..

LG Signature OLED W8P

77W8P (77-inch): S$34,999
65W8P (65-inch): S$11,699

LG OLED E8P

65E8P (65-inch): S$10,999
55E8P (55-inch): S$7,999

LG OLED C8P

77C8P (77-inch): S$19,999
65C8P (65-inch): S$7,299
55C8P (55-inch): S$4,699
Still ridonkulously expensive.

Still waiting for a 65 incher at around 3500 SGD. That's the price of the Top end Sony or Panasonic OLED in the US now. LG is even cheaper there.
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Still ridonkulously expensive.

Still waiting for a 65 incher at around 3500 SGD. That's the price of the Top end Sony or Panasonic OLED in the US now. LG is even cheaper there.
Keep waiting friend.. if you want US prices in Singapore, keep waiting..
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