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TAKING YOUR PASSIONS TO THE NEXT LEVEL: THE 2020 LG TV LINE UP LANDS IN AUSTRALIA

08/04/2020



LG introduces:

  • 27 new models - Real 8K OLED; 4K OLED; NanoCell 8K and 4K and 4K UHD models;
  • Third generation Alpha 9 AI Processor (α9Gen3) and Alpha 7 AI Processor (α7Gen3) with intelligent upgrades that further optimise content;
  • New features that enrich the viewing experience for cinema buffs, sport fans and gamers;
  • More content available on demand from Apple TV, Disney+, Netflix, Amazon Prime;
  • LG AI ThinQ® TV with Google Assistant™, Amazon Alexa™, Apple AirPlay 2™ and HomeKit™;
  • LG OLED display technology continues to innovate with designs to fit in the home

SYDNEY, 8 April 2020 - LG Electronics Australia (LG) today unveiled the company’s 2020 television range, led by 27 new 8K and 4K models, including the GX Gallery series, 8K ZX models and 4K NanoCell TVs. As the global leader in OLED display technology, LG is taking viewing and gaming experiences into new territories through intelligent upgrades, a variety of screen sizes and sophisticated form factors that make it easy for consumers to access their favourite content and connect to other smart home devices via LG ThinQ™ AI integration.1

 

The expansion and diversification of 8K

 

Hot on the heels of the first 8K OLED TV model available globally in 2019, LG is providing more options in 2020. The 2020 LG SIGNATURE OLED ZX 8K models (models 88 OLED ZX and 77 OLED ZX) deliver 8K Ultra HD resolution (7,680 x 4,320) and 33 million self-emitting pixels, equivalent to 16-times the number of pixels in a Full HD TV and four-times that of a 4K UHD TV.2

 

What’s more? NanoCell, the company’s premium LCD/LED panel technology, welcomes seven real 8K models (75- and 65-inches in Nano99, Nano95 series, 55-inch Nano95), all carrying the CTA 8K UHD logo like their OLED ZX (88-inch, 77-inch) counterparts.

 

To guarantee a real 8K experience, LG TVs exceed the industry definition for 8K Ultra HD TVs as defined by the Consumer Technology Association.

 

Intelligent upgrades consumers will love

 

Powered by the company’s third generation α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor 8K, LG continues to build its TV processing capabilities in 2020. Leveraging additional processing power and advanced deep learning algorithms to further boost picture and sound quality on the new TVs, the α9 Gen 3 processor heightens viewers’ sense of immersion via new features designed to optimise a wide range of content through AI 8K Up-scaling.3

 

 

TVs made for cinema buffs, sport fans and gamers

 

LG OLED TVs set the standard for a premium cinematic experience at home. In 2020, the company has taken this a step further with support for Dolby Vision™ IQ and FILMMAKER MODE™, displaying movies exactly as the creators intended. With great visual and sound performance, the 2020 LG OLED and NanoCell TVs provide easy access to high-quality content, including Dolby Atmos™ and Dolby Vision™ titles from the world’s top streaming services such as, Apple TV, Disney+ and Netflix.5

 

The atmosphere and excitement of major sporting events are brought into the home with LG 2020 TVs. Fast paced action can be seen in outstanding detail with a 100Hz refresh rate, while the ‘Sports Alert’ feature notifies you about key moments before, during and after games for sports like the Premier League, NBA and NFL.

 

For gamers, LG is the first manufacturer to offer TVs that are officially NVIDIA G-SYNC® compatible. This integration means graphics are exceptionally rendered, increasing gamers’ sense of immersion by adapting the TV’s refresh rate to the frame rate of the connected hardware. LG has introduced 10 new OLED models that support this gaming technology. Furthermore, LG 2020 OLED and select NanoCell TVs support HDMI VRR, making LG the only TV brand offering compatibility with a wide variety of gaming devices such as, graphics cards and gaming consoles.

 

Tony Brown, Marketing Manager for Home Entertainment at LG Electronics Australia commented on the 2020 range taking passions to new heights: 

 

“At LG Australia we are committed to providing Australians with the biggest and best viewing experiences in the home. Our 2020 TV range is set to transform the way Australians enjoy their favourite content, whether it be movies, sports or gaming.

 

“This year, we continue our leadership in OLED technology with a greater selection of displays to choose from and an enhanced intelligent processor to match. With LG 8K OLED and NanoCell 8K TVs, customers will be set up for the future, but even now they can upscale content to near 8K formats.4

 

“We’re excited to provide Australian consumers with such a wide premium viewing offering to enjoy in shared spaces with family and friends.”

 

Access to consumers’ favourite streaming services made easier5

 

LG has made it easy for Australians to access a plethora of content in 2020, with the integration of streaming services including Apple TV, Disney+, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Easily accessed from the LG Home Launcher on webOS, these built-in apps give users the ability to subscribe to and stream a wide range of available content. With the availability of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos titles across these streaming services, users will experience an immersive viewing experience with vibrant colours, great depth and stunningly realistic sound.

 

Recently added to the LG Home Launcher across 2019 LG AI ThinQ TVs and rolled out across the 2020 TV range, the Apple TV application enables users to subscribe and watch Apple TV+, Apple’s new video subscription service. With the Apple TV app, LG TV owners can also subscribe to Apple TV channels – direct subscriptions to premium video services available both online and offline, ad-free and on demand — and access their iTunes video library and buy or rent over 100,000 movies and TV shows.

 

Furthermore, the 2020 LG TV line up supports Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, enabling users to share or mirror content from their compatible iPhone, iPad or Mac directly to their LG TV.6

 

More ways to create a seamless IOT ecosystem in the home 

 

On top of the viewing experience, 2020 LG TVs offer a new level of convenience made possible by AI technology. Users can monitor and control compatible IoT devices directly from the TV’s Home Dashboard, while Voice Control allows viewers to easily control multiple connected devices. Available in 144 countries, LG ThinQ™ voice recognition is built into every 2020 LG TV. With the LG smart TV platform, webOS, the new TVs support Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit as well as both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.6

 

Developed for the design-conscious

 

Australian consumers will continue to enjoy the benefits of LG OLED panel technology in 2020, as the company introduces more sophisticated designs that seamlessly integrate with any space. The stunningly sleek form factors of the new TVs are as breath-taking as the picture quality they deliver, beneficiaries of the company’s OLED technology. OLED display technology continues to offer the best viewing experience through self-lighting technology to precisely control light at the pixel level to create perfect blacks, realistic colours and an infinite contrast.

 

The three new award-winning GX Gallery series models (55-, 65- and 77-inches) offer a uniquely minimalist aesthetic that enables the TV to integrate state-of-the-art picture quality in an ultra-thin form factor. The 65-inch model is only 20mm thin without the need of a separate control box and mounts flush to the wall, akin to a piece of art in a gallery. The GX also has hands free voice control to access the ThinQ AI platform, Google Assistant™ and Amazon Alexa™.6

 

LG demonstrated its product design, earning 19 accolades at this year’s Red Dot Design Awards, including the Best of the Best honour for the company’s 65-inch GX Gallery series OLED TV (model 65GX).

 

The 2020 LG 4K OLED TVs (models CX and BX in 77-, 65- and 55-inches) each deliver outstanding picture quality that LG OLED is famous for, with the CX series recognised at CES 2020 as the Best TV of CES for the sixth consecutive year.

 


 

The full 2020 LG OLED and NanoCell range includes:

 

Range

Model Code

RRP

In-store date

OLED 8K

OLED88ZX

$71,999

May 2020

OLED77ZX

$35,999

June 2020

4K OLED GALLERY

OLED77GX

$11,399

May 2020

OLED65GX

$5,999

April 2020

OLED55GX

$4,139

April 2020

4K OLED

OLED77CX 

$10,199

May 2020

OLED65CX

$5,399

April 2020

OLED55CX

$3,959

April 2020

OLED65BX

$4,799

April 2020

OLED55BX

$3,599

April 2020

NANOCELL 8K

75NANO99

$10,199

May 2020

65NANO99

$7,199

June 2020

75NANO95 

$7,799

April 2020

65NANO95 

$5,399

May 2020

NANOCELL 4K

86NANO91

$7,439

April 2020

75NANO91

$5,039 

April 2020

65NANO91 

$3,239 

April 2020

75NANO85

$4,199

Sept 2020

65NANO86

$2,759

April 2020

55NANO86

$2,159

April 2020

65NANO80

$2,279

April 2020

55NANO80

$1,799

April 2020

UHD 4K

86UN81

$4,869

April 2020

75UN81

$2,799

April 2020

65UN73

$1,787

April 2020

55UN73

$1,459

April 2020

50UN73

$1,199

April 2020

43UN73

$1,079

April 2020

 

For more details on the 2020 range of TV products please refer to the Fact Sheet below or visit http://www.lg.com/au.

 

Disclaimers:

1 Internet connection and subscriptions may be required for certain features and to access certain content. Internet usage charges and conditions apply. Content, features and third-party services will vary from time to time without notice.

2 Native 8K content is limited and is required for full 8K resolution effect. Picture quality of upscaled content will vary depending on the resolution and quality of source content. Video resolution will vary based on internet speed. Check your content and internet provider for full details. Depending on language, voice clarity and available content or source material, voice commands may not always deliver or respond to the requested command.

  1. Image quality of upscaled content will vary based on the source resolution.

4 May require a software update. 8K content availability may vary depending on the service provider.

5 Internet connection and subscriptions may be required for certain features and to access certain content. Internet usage charges and conditions apply. Content, features and third-party services will vary from time to time without notice. Video resolution will vary based on internet speed. Check your content and internet provider for full details. Depending on language, voice clarity and available content or source material, voice commands may not always deliver or respond to the requested command*Apple, the apple logo, and Apple TV are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the US and other countries. Apple TV+ is a trademark of Apple Inc.

6 Google Assistant™ and Amazon Alexa™ functionality require an internet connection as well as a Google or Amazon Account (as applicable). Apple AirPlay® requires a Wi-Fi connection. Controlling devices and features requires compatible smart devices. Subscriptions may be required to access certain content. Some features and services may be changed without notice. Depending on language, voice clarity and available content or source material, voice commands may not always deliver or respond to the requested command. Google is a trademark of Google LLC. Amazon, Alexa and all related logos and motions are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. AirPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.

*Any reference to RRP in this communication is a recommended retail price only and there is no obligation on resellers to comply with the recommendation provided. 

 

 

Media assets:

For high resolution images, please see below:

 

OLED

Product Images – https://file-sharing.lg.com.au/#/s/OhsFvKST

Lifestyle Images -  https://file-sharing.lg.com.au/#/s/domNZAC9

Spec Sheets –  https://file-sharing.lg.com.au/#/s/dKAzdIaq

 

NANOCELL  

Product Images – https://file-sharing.lg.com.au/#/s/f5ic0YsB

Lifestyle Images - https://file-sharing.lg.com.au/#/s/xbUgpqJb

Spec Sheets – https://file-sharing.lg.com.au/#/s/9KIO02ft

 

Media Contacts:                                                                                                                                  

For further information, full specifications or images please contact HKAus@lg-one.comor the contact listed below.

 

Hayley Debernardi                                                                           

LG-One Australia

hayley.debernardi@lg-one.com                                                       

0434 883 544

 

About LG Electronics Australia

LG Electronics Australia is based in Sydney and is a subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc, a global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In Australia, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. For more information, please visit

www.lg.com.au or facebook.com/LGaustralia

 

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics Inc. is a global innovator in technology and manufacturing with operations in 140 locations and a workforce of over 70,000 around the world. With 2018 global sales of USD 54.4 billion, LG is composed of five companies – Home Appliance & Air Solution, Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Vehicle Component Solutions and Business Solutions. LG is a world-leading producer of TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines and mobile devices, including premium LG SIGNATURE and LG ThinQ™ AI products featuring artificial intelligence. For the latest LG news, go to www.LGnewsroom.com.

 

About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company

The LG Home Entertainment Company is an industry leader in televisions, audio video systems, monitors, projectors and portable computers. The company is a recognized innovator in the industry for its leadership in OLED TVs which is revolutionizing the premium TV category. LG is committed to improving customers’ lives with innovative home entertainment products led by category-leading OLED TVs and award-winning NanoCell TVs featuring artificial intelligence capabilities. For more information, visit www.LG.com.

 

Notes to Editors:

 

FACT SHEET

 

LG 8K OLED technology – global leader since 2013

Since 2013, LG has been the global leader of the OLED TV category offering a variety of large screen models. OLED technology is unique thanks to its self-lighting pixel technology. Over 33 million self-lighting pixels come together to deliver the next level of TV. Enjoy deep blacks, rich colours, and realistic picture quality.

 

LG Real 8K – the ultimate upgrade for a premium cinematic viewing experience

Industry experts point out that for a “real 8K” experience, pixels must be easily distinguishable from one another. According to the ICDM, Contrast Modulation (CM), which measures precisely if neighbouring pixels are distinguishable from one another, is the relevant way to measure and describe display resolution. LG OLED 8K TVs meets and surpasses the criteria of the Information Display Measurements Standard (IDMS) for 8K resolution informed by the respected International Committee for Display Metrology (ICDM).

 

LG OLED 8K and LG NanoCell 8K TVs are the ultimate upgrade for a premium cinematic viewing experience, meeting and surpassing the criteria of the Information Display Measurements Standard (IDMS) for 8K resolution informed by the respected International Committee for Display Metrology (ICDM).

 

LG NanoCell™ – real colour that look alive at wide angles

NanoCell delivers incredible picture quality with enhanced colour purity. Nanoparticles are used as colour purifiers that refine red and green wavelengths to reproduce vivid, accurate colours. NanoCell technology with IPS employs nano meter-sized particles that absorb unwanted light wavelengths and enhances the purity of the red and green colours displayed on the screen to create purer and cleaner colours. The result is an enhanced picture with more accurate colour reproduction. The use of NanoCell technology in the LG IPS panel enables this broad spectrum of colour to be seen at wide viewing angles (even as far as 60-degrees).

 

Colour accuracy is increased through a larger Look Up Table (LUT). This means the TV is capable of finding the closest colour to its original image as it has more colour points to use in its library.

 

Furthermore, Full Array Dimming and Full Array Dimming Pro backlighting on selected models delivers deeper blacks, enhanced image rendering and improved shadow details.

 

Full Array Dimming– Deeper blacks created in LED/LCD panels

Full Array Dimming Pro delivers the best in even image brightness and superior dynamic contrast of all LG LED/LCD TVs. Individually driven backlight zones enhance the dynamic contrast across the screen. Full Array Dimming technology delivers realism and excellent contrast for more vivid scenes across all your favourite movie genres.   

 

*Full Array Dimming Pro feature available on NANO99 model and Full Array Dimming feature available on NANO95 and NANO91 models.

 

α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor - A smart vision and sound experience catered to the viewer

Featured in most of LG 2020 OLED and NanoCell 8K TVs is the new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor. The company’s third-generation processor builds on the capabilities of its predecessors, leveraging additional processing power and advanced deep learning algorithms to further boost picture and sound quality on the new TVs. The α9 Gen 3 AI Processor heightens viewers’ sense of immersion via several new features.

 

Based on an intelligent deep learning network, AI 8K Up-scaling delivers vivid and accurate 8K images by analysing the content and applying Quad Step Noise Reduction and frequency-based Sharpness Enhancer to increase lower resolution content to near 8K.

 

The α9 Gen 3 processor’s AI Picture Pro is capable of recognising faces and text on screen, fine-tuning and sharpening each to produce more natural skin tones, well-defined facial features and clearer, more readable characters. What’s more? Auto Genre Selection recognises the type of content being watched and automatically applies picture settings to deliver realistic image quality among four genres: movie, sports, standard and animation.

 

The LG AI Sound Pro analyses and classifies the audio of content among five categories – music, movies, sports, drama or news – for clearer voices and richer, more textured background sound. Spoken words are isolated and their volume increased, making it distinctively easier for viewers to understand. Meanwhile, background noises are identified and the scene up-mixed to virtual 5.1 surround for a heightened level of viewer immersion.

 

* Native 8K content is limited and is required for full 8K resolution effect. Picture quality of upscaled content will vary depending on the resolution and quality of source content. Video resolution will vary based on internet speed. Check your content and internet provider for full details. Depending on language, voice clarity and available

 

Apple TV, Disney+ and Netflix – a world of entertainment at your fingertips

The Apple TV app is easily accessed from the LG Home Launcher and gives LG TV owners the ability to subscribe to and watch Apple TV+, Apple’s new video subscription service that features popular Apple Originals such as “The Morning Show,” “See,” “Servant” and “Little America.” With the Apple TV app, LG TV owners can also subscribe to Apple TV channels – direct subscriptions to premium video services available both online and offline, ad-free and on demand – and access their iTunes video library and buy or rent over 100,000 movies and TV shows. A quick click of the LG Magic Remote is all it takes to get started.

 

On LG 2020 OLED and NanoCell TVs, all your favourite Disney content is in one place. Disney+ gives you full access to stream classics, binge on new originals, or catch the latest movies. With Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and more - there's something for everyone.          

 

Dive into a wide variety of content with Disney+, the Apple TV app and Netflix. From the latest movies, TV shows, and documentaries, to live sports and more, find them all in one place. Just sit back and enjoy.*

 

*Apple, the apple logo, and Apple TV are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the US and other countries. Apple TV+ is a trademark of Apple Inc.

 

LG ThinQ™ AI Technology – Creating more intelligent viewing experiences at home with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple Airplay 2 and HomeKit

With Natural Language Processing (NLP), if users speak naturally, the TV can understand intentions and the context of the questions. LG ThinQ™ AI can understand a diverse range of natural expressions like: “Volume up”, “Raise up the Volume”, “Make the TV louder”, “Sound is too quiet” and more. LG ThinQ AI listens to natural language and increases its understanding of new expressions.

 

LG ThinQ™ AI also marks a paradigm shift in terms of using instruction manuals. Users learning how to use their TVs will not have to resort to an instruction manual. Instead, the user can access the built-in user guide using their voice. With the LG proprietary ThinQ AI, users can immediately detect media, gaming and audio devices. Users can switch picture mode (“Change to Cinema Mode”) or turn the TV off at set times.

 

To sum up, the TVs deliver an intuitive AI experience that uses natural language commands to control TV functions and settings and seamlessly find and play content.

 

Furthermore, LG ThinQ™ AI TVs combined with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa provide new levels of convenience and control to the user. With these two platforms built-in, daily tasks and information can seamlessly be accessed and users can control compatible smart home devices including lighting, appliances and much more.

 

LG ThinQAI TVs can perform hundreds of voice commands as a result.

 

LG 2020 OLED and NanoCell TVs with ThinQ™ AI capability support Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.  

 

With AirPlay 2, LG 2020 ThinQ™ AI TV owners can effortlessly stream content including Dolby Vision titles from iPhone, iPad and Mac to their TV sets. Users can stream their favourite movies and television shows from the Apple TV app and other video apps as well as view photos directly on their LG AI TVs. Users can also play Apple Podcasts, Apple Music and music from their library or other streaming services through their LG AI TV and other AirPlay 2-compatible speakers in their home at the same time – all in sync. 
 
LG is the first global TV manufacturer to support HomeKit, which enables users to easily and securely control their smart home with the Home app or via Siri on their Apple devices. 2020 LG AI TV users can control TV functions such as power, volume and source, as well as add the TV to scenes or automations along with other HomeKit accessories.

Users can also play music on the TV and sync it with other AirPlay 2 compatible speakers anywhere in the home while support for Apple HomeKit lets users easily and securely control their TV with the Home app on their iPhone or iPad or by voice using Siri, enabling them to power on or off, switch inputs and more.

 

Dolby Vision™ IQ FILMMAKER MODE™ – Integration of technologies that have been making an impact on Hollywood content in recent years

FILMMAKER MODE™ adjusts the picture, turning off motion smoothing for a Cinematic experience. Users can watch films with the creative intent and cinematic experience preserved. FILMMAKER MODE™ is a trademark of UHD Alliance, Inc.

 

The new FILMMAKER MODE, supported by Hollywood’s leading directors, delivers images the way they intended. By disabling certain post-processing effects (such as motion smoothing, noise reduction and sharpening) while preserving correct aspect ratios, colours and frame rates, LG 2020 OLED and NanoCell TVs with the FILMMAKER MODE faithfully replicate the original vision of the director.

 

With Dolby Vision IQ, the screen brightness, colour and contrast are intelligently adjusted for content and lighting conditions. Plus, Dolby Atmos delivers an immersive audio experience, for maximum enjoyment.

Enjoy professionally mastered visual and sound at home by watching Dolby enhanced movies the way they should be - absolutely breathtakingly.*

 

Dolby Vision™ is a premium, proprietary version of HDR. Dolby works directly with film makers at major Hollywood studios to create superior HDR video masters of blockbuster movies. All HDR masters contain something called metadata, information encoded into the signal that dictates the colour and brightness. Dolby Vision™ utilises dynamic metadata, which sets individual colour and brightness levels frame by frame. This results in a more accurate representation of how the image should look. 

 

In addition, the 2020 LG OLED and NanoCell TVs support Dolby Atmos™ sound. Dolby Atmos technology creates a powerfully moving entertainment experience by isolating the relative location of each sound to generate rich and multi-dimensional audio.

 

*Dolby Vision IQ &Atmos available on OLED ZX, OLED GX, OLED CX, OLED BX models and NANO95, NANO91, NANO99, andNANO86models.

 

Sports Alert – stay on top of your game

Sports Alert notifies you about key moments before, during and after games for sports like the Premier League, NBA and NFL. If these games are being broadcast on Free-to-Air TV you'll never have to worry about missing the big plays from your favourite teams, even when you're watching other content.

 

Sport Alert is available on all LG 2020 OLED, NanoCell and UHD models.

 

NVIDIA G-SYNC® integration –play games at a higher standard

As the first TVs to offer NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible support in the industry, LG OLED is the ultimate choice for your gaming setup. With G-SYNC games will be clearer and smoother with less stutter, lag, and flicker. Stay on the winning side with LG OLED TV.*

 

*NVIDIA G-SYNC available on OLED models ZX, GX, CX and BX.

 

Magic Remote– LG continues to deliver a seamless and easy to use TV viewing experience

LG continues its 2020 TV range with the LG Magic Remote, which controls the webOS Smart TV platform to easily access Apple TV, Disney+, Netflix and Stan by simply clicking and scrolling. Voice recognition* is activated through the microphone button to control LG ThinQAI, Google Assistant™ and Amazon Alexa™ through a dedicated key.

 

*Depending on language, voice clarity and available content or source material, voice commands may not always deliver or respond to the requested command.