LG's new 8K TV models will support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit
What you need to know
- LG has announced new 8K televisions which will debut at CES 2020.
- It's adding new 77- and 65-inch models to its 8K lineup.
- They all feature next-gen AI processing, Airplay 2 support and HomeKit integration.
LG has announced new models for its 8K TV lineup, which will debut at CES 2020 next week, January 7-10.
By way of a press release, LG announced that it is adding two new models, a 77-inch and a 65-inch to its existing 88- and 75-inch screen sizes. The release states:
8K viewing is powered in part by HDMI and USB inputs, and support for codecs such as HEVC, VP9, and AV1. They also support 8K content streaming at 60FPS and can deliver the same over HDMI:
They also feature next-gen (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processors, with deep learning technology to optimize sound and picture quality when upscaling to 8K using AI. The processor can recognize faces and text on screen to fine-tune and sharpen the picture accordingly.
They also feature strong integration for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, as well as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Future compatibility for Amazon Alexa Premium Far-Field Voice is also in the pipeline.
Of the launch, LG president Park Hyoung-sei said:
"LG is deeply committed to providing consumers with an outstanding viewing experience... With LG 8K OLED and NanoCell TVs, customers can know they are getting future-proofed products that will deliver mesmerizing picture quality regardless of the format."
LG's newest 8K TVs will be on display at CES 2020, January 7-10 in Las Vegas!
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