Spring is here, and that means one thing: LG’s new 2019 TVs are arriving. We got a chance to see the new OLED and NanoCell models ahead of their rollout the next few months, and they look sharper and smarter than ever before.
LG TVs: Smarter for 2019
Some big changes are coming across the board to LG’s TV, from more-sophisticated image processing to smarter voice interaction. The new models get Amazon Alexa built in — no extra device is needed — and they have a new dashboard for smart home control, as well as AI-powered video and audio enhancements.
Connections are smarter, too, with HDMI 2.1 appearing on all of LG’s OLED models and most NanoCell TVs. The updated connection opens up new possibilities for variable refresh rates in gaming, higher frame rates for 4K video and richer HDR data that will allow adjustments at the scene level for more-precise backlighting control.
LG’s webOS (already our pick for the best smart TV operating system) is updating to version 4.5, and that brings a new look and added functions. The row of apps that appears on the home screen has been resized, with smaller app tiles that take up less of the on-screen space without losing easy readability and navigation. As you hover the cursor of the gesture mouse over an app, a second row pops up, offering AI-driven content recommendations that tailor themselves to your tastes.
Smart home interaction is vastly improved, with support for all manner of smart home devices. LG has teamed up with the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), so you’ll be able to control all of your smart stuff — lightbulbs, door locks, smart washers and dryers, and more. Anything that uses OCF’s certification standard can be connected to the TV and controlled from the comfort of your couch.
Click here to read the full article by Brian Westover on Tom’s Guide.