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Understanding TV Tech 2018

Operation TV Audio Video Accessories, TVs Last Updated 12/13/2018
Understanding TV Tech 2018

Welcome to our TV Tech Portal. This guide will provide information on key terminology and features to introduce you to our LG Smart TV.

  • See our FAQ for questions about 4K viewing or LG AI ThinQ or controlling smart home devices.

  • Check out TV Types to learn the variery of innovative and state-of-the-art flat screen televisions LG offers to fit your unique needs.

  • HDR Information provides details on the viewing experiencing and settings provided by ultra-rich color and deep contrast that only LG HDR TV's deliver.

What's the difference between 4k(UHD) and 1080p(FHD)?

  • 4K is equivalent to 4 1080p screens as far as pixel density.

  • 4k Visualization
  • This means you'll get an image that is much sharper than what a HD TV can offer.

  • Image Not 4k Image is 4k

AI ThinQ

  • You can use Google Home or Amazon Alexa to perform actions on your TV.

  • You can Turn On/Off your TV, Control Volume, Change Channel, etc.

  • With help from the built in Google Assistant, you can pull up family photos, control light settings, check the weather and more. With ThinQ AI, you can search, open, and navigate selected applications and premium services

  • For more information visit the SmartThinQ with Voice Assistant article.

HDR10 Basics

HDR On/Off description

HDR is short for High Dynamic Range, a new standard for Ultra HD televisions with the potential to vastly improve the viewing experience. The goal is to maintain as much of the original image quality as possible, all the way through to the living room.

This is done by offering larger coverage of the color spectrum, and higher contrast ratios.

When viewing HDR content, a notification will pop up in the top right corner of the screen notifying you what HDR standard is currently being used.

Note: Refer to the "Where Can I find 4K HDR content" section to find compatible 4k titles to watch.

Dolby Vision™ vs HDR10

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  • Dolby Vision™ is a premium, proprietary version of HDR

  • Note: If both Dolby Vision and HDR10 are available on the content you are watching, your TV will default to the Dolby Vision™ version.

  • HDR10 is the current industry standard for High Dynamic Range in consumer televisions

Speed Requirement to Stream 4K

  • 25Mb of bandwidth is an absolute minimum to stream 4K content. If bandwidth is less than 25Mbps pixilation will occur, the picture may freeze or the provider may downgrade the streaming content.

Compatible Content

You can find 4k HDR content through the following methods:

  • Blu-Ray disc that supports 4k and the specific HDR standards you wish for.

  • Netflix supports 4K HDR on select titles.

  • Amazon Prime Video supports 4K HDR on select titles.

  • Note: Compatible with LG OLED and Super UHD TVs; Roku Ultra and Roku Premiere+ streaming media players

  • iTunes offers 4K HDR movies and TV for either rent or purchase.

  • Note: Only compatible through devices with iTunes when connected to compatible TVs.

  • Google Play Movies and TV offers 4K HDR movies and TV for either rent or purchase.

  • Note: Only compatible thorugh Chromecast Ultra when connected to compatible TVs.

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