As the rest of the industry grows in 2022, LG TVs get smaller: for the first time, LG is offering its flagship C-series OLED in a 42-inch size and, if prices follow in previous years , it could be yours. for less than a mile.
Thanks to CES 2022, we know of several new LG TVs waiting for us. We know of the new LG C2 OLED and G2 OLED which use LG’s evo OLED panels which have a higher peak brightness than the 2020 models, as well as some tempting new QNED models which will use the new and improved Alpha a9 Gen 5 processor.
If you’re willing to spend a bit more, LG is making an 8K Z2 series OLED that sure won’t be cheap, and last year’s 8K QNED99 that will continue to be on sale throughout this year with some updates to QNED90, QNED85 and QNED80.
Finally, we’ll be excited to see LG’s improvements in the more affordable OLED space. Last year, the company launched the LG A1 OLED and rebuilt the B1 OLED from the previous LG BX design, and these series will continue to live in the new LG A2 and LG B2 OLED in 2022.
For gamers, movie buffs and audiophiles, LG has a range of rock-solid TVs to appease all budgets and New Year’s content preferences. It remains to be seen how they will hold up against the competition – but for now, we’re slightly excited about what this next generation of LG TVs will be capable of.
LG TV 2022 technology – what’s new?
LG didn’t announce a lot of new display tech at CES 2022, but did point out that its evo OLED panels will be available in more models this year thanks to its arrival on the popular C-series OLED TV. LG also discussed the use of mini-LED technology in its high-end QNED TVs and the benefits this would bring to both color accuracy and off-axis viewing angles.
In terms of chassis construction, LG says it cuts the weight of a number of its OLED TVs by up to 50%. This is the case with the new LG C2 OLED compared to last year’s C1 OLED, as the former now uses a composite fiber material. You’ll also notice a smaller trim on the bezels (6mm vs. 10.2mm) for the new G and C series OLEDs.
Under the hood, there’s a lot more going on. The Alpha a9 Gen. 4 from last year to the Alpha a9 Gen. This year’s 5 enables higher AI audio scaling which can turn stereo sound into a 7.1.2 mix, and Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro which will have 5,000 zones versus 500 tone mapping zones.
Finally, LG changes the version number of webOS6 to webOS22 to help differentiate the software from its predecessor. The latest version of the software will come with new user profiles for Recommended Content and Always Ready Mode which mimics Samsung’s Ambient Mode providing a minimalist backdrop when your TV is not in use.
2022 OLED TVs
LG 2022 OLED TVs
LG Z2 8K OLED (77.88 inch): LG’s premium 8K OLED returns in 2022. Not a ton has changed in this year’s model aside from the new Alpha a9 Gen 5 processor. In terms of features, you get an update. scale, Dolby Atmos sound, and HDMI 2.1 / VRR gaming features found on the C2 and G2 models. The 88-inch version is now wall mountable, but that’s a perk that the extremely wealthy among us will really benefit from.
LG G2 4K OLED (55, 65, 77, 83, 97 inches): LG’s luxury Gallery series has its place in the 2022 TV lineup with the LG G2 4K OLED. It will be available in a number of new sizes, including the absolutely massive 97-inch model, and still uses the LG OLED evo panel for higher peak brightness than its competition.
LG C2 4K OLED (42, 48, 55, 65, 77, 83 inches): Don’t worry, the hugely popular C-Series will return in 2022 and it will be better than ever. First of all, it will be available in a new, smaller size of 42 inches. The 42-inch display will still offer 4K / 120Hz support, making it a great companion for your PS5 and Xbox Series X, and it will support Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos passthrough to your soundbar. . Better yet, the 55-inch and higher version will use LG OLED evo panels for even brighter HDR reflections. Finally, it will use the new LG Alpha a9 Gen 5 processor for better scaling. Considering the C2 was TechToSee’s # 1 TV in 2021, we’re expecting big things from the C2.
LG B2 4K OLED (55, 65, 77 inches): LG played a bit shy last year with its LG B1 OLED series, reserving its announcement for later in the year rather than CES 2021. This year, however, LG has been outspoken in telling us that a series B2 is definitely in progress. This year. The main difference between this and the LG C2, is that the LG B2 uses the LG Alpha a7 Gen 5 processor instead of the Alpha a9 Gen 5. This means that the scaling and processing of movements may not be possible. be as good as its higher tier older brother, but it’s probably not worse either.
LG A2 4K OLED (48, 55, 65, 77 inches): The latest OLED in LG’s 2022 lineup is the LG A2 OLED, a sequel to last year’s A1 OLED. Since its inception, we have had doubts about the A-series OLED as it uses a native 60Hz panel instead of a 120Hz display, but so far it’s an affordable alternative. to Series B and C. We generally recommend it to moviegoers who tend to watch more drama or period pieces instead of action or sports content, and we strongly recommend gamers to take it at least a notch higher. high to B2 when choosing a display to pair with the Xbox Series X and PS5.
QNED 2022 televisions
LG 2022 QNED televisions
LG QNED99 8K TV (65, 75, 86 inch): The Nano99 is once again this year’s top performing “QNED” TV, meaning it uses Mini LED backlighting to improve brightness control and contrast compared to standard LCD-LED displays. It’s also an 8K TV, featuring a 120Hz panel with full array local dimming, as well as support for hands-free voice commands.
LG QNED95 8K TV (65, 75 inch): The QNED95 is similar to the QNED99, like an 8K Mini LED TV, but is satisfied with a 60Hz panel rather than 120Hz. It also uses an 8K iteration of the AI a9 Gen 4 processor.
LG QNED90 4K TV (65, 75, 86 inch): This QNED TV offers 4K resolution, 120Hz panel and Full Array local dimming thanks to its Mini LED backlight. It does, however, use the AI a7 Gen 4 processor rather than the a9.
LG QNED85 4K TV (65, 75 inch): This step-down QNED model is also 4K and matches the QNED90 for specs outside of its 60Hz panel.
What else comes from LG?
What else is happening this year?
LG has yet to announce plans for its UHD TV line and Nano Cell line. We think the Nano Cell lineup will be quite limited this year, but it’s probably not quite retired yet. To that end, expect a number of midrange and budget models to come out around the middle of the year.
We’ll obviously keep you posted when these models are announced, so be sure to revisit this page in a few months to see what has been added.
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