The all-in-one package?
Decent 4K TV at an affordable price?
A cheap gaming TV?
The best picture quality of all?
A price-performance winner?
An OLED elite due to heat sink?
Even better now thanks to the panel upgrade?
Is the brightness increase really worth it?
High-quality home theater in the mid-range?
Still at the top level in 2022?
In general, a wireless transmission standard for audio signals is a useful addition to the equipment of a TV set. So far, however, only comparatively few devices support the possibility of communicating with each other via the so-called WiSA method.
This could change in the future, though. Two new standards developed could help to achieve this in the near future. They are chip-independent and could therefore also be implemented as a retrofitted software solution.
While the WiSA E standard is based on the implementation of full Dolby Atmos home theater systems with up to 10 speakers, WiSA DS supports the expansion of additional sound sources if you already own a soundbar solution.
WiSA E is based on a Wi-Fi connection within a 5 GHz network. WiSA DS uses a specially created Wi-Fi network with 2.5 GHz to be able to connect additional 5 channels.
Nowadays, numerous modern TV devices feature the so-called Filmmaker mode. This preset ensures that the overall optical impression is closer to the intended presentation of movies & series by reducing the amount of blue light and deactivating the interpolation, for example. So far, this preset is limited to SDR and HDR content.
According to the chairman and president of the UHD Alliance, Michael Zink at the LG Convention, this will be followed by support for Dolby Vision in the future. In collaboration with Hollywood, the upgrade has already been pushed through and is thus in the pipeline for future devices, so to speak. However, the implementation will probably be launched in 2024 models at the earliest. LG TVs could possibly be among the first devices to use this feature.
During this year’s LG Convention, the South Korean company announced the availability and prices of its 2023 lineup. Accordingly, the upcoming OLED models from the C3 and G3 series will be available starting in March. An exception is the C38 sales variant as well as the 42-inch size of the C39, which consumers will be able to purchase from May on.
The new entry-level model from the portfolio, the B3, will follow in April, as Gerald Strömer, Senior Product Marketing Manager, announced. Therefore, the A-series seems to be discontinued. LG is also keeping quiet about a possible CS9 successor.
In terms of pricing, you can expect an retail selling of €1899 for the 55-inch variant of the B3. At the same size, the C-series costs another 500 euros extra. An additional €400 is charged for the G3 from the 4K premium segment. Usually, the street prices should be a bit lower. Depending on the configuration, the 8K Premium OLED Z3 will cost as much as a small or mid-range car, making it all the less interesting for the average consumer.
The South Korean electronics company was once again able to maintain its top position on the sales market in the TV segment in the past year, taking the first place for the 17th time. According to the market research institute Omdia, Samsung sold a total of 9.65 million units of its QLED and Neo-QLED model series in this period.
Especially TV sizes with more than 75″ and 80 inches are the top sellers. In these segments, the market share is more than 36 and almost 43 percent. The premium sector, namely the price range above $2,500, is also scratching the 50-percent mark.
In addition to the usual characteristics such as brightness, contrast or viewing angle, the topic of reflection resistance tends to be given lower priority in TVs. Especially with OLEDs, however, a good solution at this point offers special added value. Why? Devices with this technology still have a major weakness in terms of luminance.
While the rate for the highest possible brightness continues to increase and often serves as a primary selling point, the measurement results over larger areas or even the entire picture remain far from backlit TVs. This can be a problem especially in light-flooded rooms with reflective objects and sunlight.
To make screens more resistant to such factors, several manufacturers have confirmed a new anti-reflective coating called “AR” for the upcoming 2023 lineup. In addition to LG’s G3 and the Philips OLED908, Panasonic’s MZ2000 series and all QD screens Samsung is launching will benefit from this improvement. According to LG, this should reduce specular reflections by up to 70 percent and overall reflection by 30 percent. In addition, the reddish-pink hue will be replaced by a more neutral tone.
The Chinese-Dutch electronics manufacturer has unveiled its TV lineup for this year at its TP Vision Live digital home event. In addition to the expected successors of the relevant 900 and 800 model series OLED+908 and OLED808 – the first of which has the state-of-the-art meta panel – and two fresh versions of “The One“, the portfolio will also get the addition of a completely new series with “The Xtra” in fall.
With its 120 HertzHertz is the derived SI-unit of frequency with 1Hz=1/s – When talking about TVs this means how many different pictures a TV can display in one second. panel, the brand-new mini-LED is supposed to close the gap between the all-rounder “The One” and the premium range of OLED+ models, and at the same time become the brightest backlit model to date. Philips mentions a brightness of up to 1000 nits.
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