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LG OLED TVs bring new services as they get bigger and brighter for 2022

By Ken Wong - on 8 Jan 2022, 11:06am

LG OLED TVs bring new services as they get bigger and brighter for 2022

Note: This article was first published on 5 January 2022.

LGs new QLED TVs go up to 97-inches in screen size. Image source: LG.

LG’s refreshed TV lineup for 2022 has been announced at CES 2022. With the lineup consisting of mainly their OLED displays getting brighter, larger, and coming with an updated webOS with even more smart features and services.

We don’t have the full specs for the TVs yet, so we will update this when we receive more information.

Delivering improvements on 2021

The new TVs are based around the latest Alpha 9 Gen 5 processor. Image source: LG.

LG OLED TVs have been some of our favourites and this year’s C2 and G2 build on what the previous models delivered in 2021 with their α (Alpha) 9 Gen 4 processor delivered last year.

This year, LG’s new C2 and G2 TVs are powered by the latest α (Alpha) 9 Gen 5 processor for improved upscaling and to give images a more three-dimensional quality by making the foreground and background elements more distinct from one another.

Besides picture improvements, the α 9 Gen 5 also expands the capabilities of LG’s AI Sound Pro feature to provide viewers with more lifelike audio; enabling the TVs’ built-in speakers to produce virtual 7.1.2 surround sound.


Getting a gallery display at home

The G2 can be wall-mounted, almost flush to the wall. Image source: LG.

This year’s LG evo G2 series comes in five sizes, from the smallest 55-inch to the largest 97-inch display. But despite the size, they can be mounted flush to the wall with an option LG calls, the “Gallery Design”. The OLED evo G2 come in 97-, 83-, 77-, 65- and 55-inch screen sizes.


Gaming on the C2

The new baby C2 is a perfect gaming monitor. Image source: LG.

The C2 series has six different screen sizes ranging from 42-inches to 83-inches. This makes the baby of the series a serious contender as a gaming display as they get up to 48Gbps bandwidth on their HDMI inputs, up from 40Gbps in previous models.

There is a new Game Optimizer mode that now has more presets like RPG, FPS, sports, and the rest. There is a new darkroom mode that reduces brightness and adds blue light reduction to combat eye fatigue, and the dashboard shows more information on the pop-up. G-SYNC, FreeSync Premium and variable refresh rate (VRR) are easily accessible, and all supported for better and smoother gaming.

Pair this with the gaming speakers LG also announced for CES and you’ll have a pretty sweet gaming rig for the living room.


Going small inside for QNED

LG hasn't said much about QNED so far this year. Image source: LG.

LG will also be unveiling a new QNED range of TVs. Powered by LG’s own Quantum Dot NanoCell technology, the QNED mini-LED TV delivers rich, accurate colours in the brightest and darkest areas of a scene with 100% colour consistency, so viewers see the same, image every time, even at different viewing angles.

Samsung has made a number of announcements around their 2022 Neo QLED TVs based around Quantum Mini LEDs at CES 2022.


Bringing the power

Also new is version 22 of webOS. This time around, users can enjoy creating personalised profiles for customised viewing with their favourite streaming apps, viewing history, and personalised alerts. Users can log into their profile from the TV browser or from a smartphone with NFC Magic Tap.

NFC Magic Tap can also be used to mirror the content on a mobile device screen to a 2022 model LG TV. Viewers can also mirror content from one TV to another in the home using Room to Room Share, which enables the viewing of cable or satellite content on another TV via Wi-Fi without an additional set-top box. But again, this only works on TV models from this year.  

Also new for 2022, Always Ready turns an LG TV into a media display when not in use to showcase artwork, showing information like the date and time, or playing music. This is very similar to Samsung’s Frame, but right now we have no idea of the content LG will be providing for subscription, if any.


Newly added TV services

One of the new services includes live concerts, sports, and shows. Image source: Pexels.

LG has added new services to the TV that add to the viewing experience. These services are similar to apps found on smartphones.

LIVENow – The LIVENow app offers access to online live concerts, shows, sports and other premium live events that users can actively participate in as well as watch.

1M HomeDance – Created in collaboration with 1MILLION Dance Studio, the 1M HomeDance app provides a wide selection of dance tutorials to help users perfect their moves and dance like a K-pop star. Users can check out their form with Camera Mode while dancing along with 1MILLION’s professional choreographers, or take a break, sit back, and watch their favourite dance clips.

LG Fitness – LG is also introducing its very first health platform, LG Fitness, to help users enjoy a healthier lifestyle at home. Users can find the ideal workout plan based on

the system’s recommendations or create their own by choosing from a variety of options such as fast-paced HIIT, full-body stretching, guided meditation, etc, and keep track of their activity and progress on the app’s dashboard.

Independa – LG’s TVs can help users care for family members remotely or assist seniors to be more independent. Independa features an intuitive interface that makes it easy for users to initiate a video chat with a caregiver or easily access a menu of relevant professional services.

Pop-up notifications inform when someone is calling, and personal alerts can be set up for more reminders. All notifications and alerts are integrated into webOS so they are always just a glance away. Professional services available on Independa include Dentulu (online dental consultation), Capital Rx (discount pharmacy platform), Coverdell (dental insurance benefits), WebMD (medical grade educational videos) and Sprio100 (fitness programs for seniors), among others.


Pricing and availability

For the full launch details and TV pricing, we have a separate news story.

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