LG Announces New Lineup of 2024 QNED and QNED Mini LED TVs

LG Electronics has announced the newest lineup of 2024 QNED and QNED Mini LED TVs, which the company says offer a wider selection of screen choices including a 98-inch screen model, with vibrant picture quality, advanced AI-powered processing technologies and extensive personalization features.

U.S. pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

LG 2024 QNED TVs have developed significantly more intelligence with the α8 AI Processor, improving upon its predecessor with an 1.3-fold increase in AI performance, a 2.3-fold enhancement in graphic performance, and a processing speed that is 1.6 times faster, according to LG.

AI Picture Pro offers picture quality based on deep learning, according to the company. The feature distinguishes faces, objects, and backgrounds within a scene, enriching the texture and fine details. Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro splits the picture into blocks and analyzes each in real-time to detect the darkest and brightest areas, elevating the details with precise HDR optimization to deliver three-dimensional image quality, according to LG. With Personalized Picture Wizard, users can customize the image quality by simply selecting a few preferred images from a given selection that are intelligently set up through deep learning.

AI Sound Pro offers virtual 9.1.2 surround sound from the TVs’ built-in speakers. For a unified audio system, WOW Orchestra integrates the LG Sound Bar and the TV’s speakers, resulting in a 3D sound experience, according to LG.

Featuring LG’s Quantum Dot and NanoCell color technologies, the company’s latest QNED TVs deliver “crisp and vivid picture quality for hyper-realistic viewing,” according to the company.

“With enhanced color reproduction, the authentic colors of QNED TVs heighten the visual depth for a more immersive and three-dimensional home entertainment experience,” according to LG.

LG QNED Mini LED TVs utilize Precision Dimming technology to improve gradations and accurate backlight control, and LG QNED TVs feature local dimming technology for “vivid contrast and exceptional brightness,” according to LG.

The LG QNED Mini LED TV QNED90 model features Million Grey Scale that differentiates between shades of gray and represents gradation with a 20-bit accuracy.

With a slim profile of only 29mm, LG 2024 QNED TVs, including the QNED85 and QNED 80 models.

With the webOS Re:New program, LG is offering an upgrade to the latest version of its webOS smart TV platform. The offer extends to LG QNED Mini LED 8K models launched in 2022 (QNED99 and QNED95 series) and will come to additional models in the QNED TV lineup and more regions worldwide soon.

By utilizing the latest LG webOS smart TV platform, users can create individual profiles to tailor the experience to their preferences. The TVs can differentiate between voices based on the user profiles and offer personalized recommendations by interpreting patterns from their comprehensive usage history.

The main home UI screen of the newest version of webOS features Dynamic Q Card for fastaccess to its services, with customized organization into groups, such as Home Office, Home Hub, Sports and Games. LG 2024 QNED TVs also support Apple AirPlay and Chromecast.

Enhancing the user experience for individuals with diverse abilities, LG 2024 QNED TVs supplies an array of accessibility features including dedicated menu settings, sign language avatars, remote control tutorials, and guides for quick problem resolution.

LG’s 2024 QNED TV lineup screen sizes include 98-inch, 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch and 86-inch screens.

“The LG 2024 LG QNED TV lineup takes the viewing experience to a whole new level with an advanced processor that enables outstanding audio-visual experiences across various screen sizes, while also providing a personalized user experience tailored to each individual’s unique lifestyle and preferences,” said Baik Seon-pill, head of the LG Home Entertainment Company’s Product Planning Division, in a statement. “We remain committed to delivering an unparalleled customer experience, drawing upon our decade-long expertise with webOS.”

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LG will be at booth #16008 at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2024 Jan. 9-12.

Philips Exec: HDR Hitting a ‘Critical Mass’ of Market Penetration

High dynamic range (HDR) is rapidly becoming an operational requirement for broadcasters as well as OTT streaming service providers, said Rick Dumont, head of business development for HDR and wireless at Philips, April 17 in a podcast interview released at the NAB Show by Technicolor.

Rick Dumont

“HDR is on track to achieve a critical mass of market penetration over the next few years as technical standards mature and key players throughout the content creation, capture, distribution and consumption ecosystem optimize and integrate their go-to-market processes,” he said.

Still, many consumers are unclear about the technology.

“We tend to assume that consumers know what HDR is, but the reality is that many consumers need to understand the differences between high definition and high dynamic range. This is one of the biggest challenges the market faces today,” Dumont said.

Singling out the Sinclair Broadcast Group as an exception, he said there is still limited HDR content available on broadcast stations.

“This is unfortunate because once people experience HDR, they immediately appreciate how a brighter image can deliver much more detail on the screen, resulting in a superior viewing experience,” Dumont said.

He said the entire industry needs to work together to streamline the integration of HDR technologies into their production and distribution processes. The whole ecosystem must also work together to ensure a consistent and persistent message to consumers explaining the unique value proposition of HDR.

“We are reaching a critical mass of consumers with high-definition TVs equipped with HDR capabilities,” Dumont said. “The next step is ensuring that HDR content is made available and that consumers are aware of the significant improvements the entire industry is making to enhance the viewing experience.”

In particular, he said, the system on chip (SoC) community “is critical in providing the primary processing capabilities needed to make TVs HDR capable. Chipset manufacturers are in the vanguard position of ensuring HDR components are integrated into today’s televisions.”

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MediaTek and Realtek are among the SoC manufacturers embedding HDR capabilities into the next generation of TVs. Companies such as Amlogic are integrating similar SoCs into set-top boxes, bridging the gap between TVs with and without ATSC 3.0 capabilities. These streaming boxes support chipsets that can process HDR by having consumers switch on the functionality. 

“The capabilities of TVs are also improving,” Dumont said. “The current generation of 4K HDR TVs sold by companies like Hisense support the luminance levels that are much better than standard dynamic range (SDR) TVs.”

Circana: Household TV Model Replacement Set to Increase

U.S. households are set to begin replacing aging televisions in greater numbers — the first market increase since the pandemic began three years ago. Despite the pandemic-driven surge in TV purchases, a new report from Circana (formerly IRI and The NPD Group), reveals the age of installed TVs is beginning to rise, an early indication of an upcoming TV purchase refresh cycle.

The average household TV is 6.6 years old when it is replaced. While the average age of installed TVs in the U.S. dropped to five years during the pandemic, the average is now 5.2 years, a slight uptick. In fact, 25.5% of installed TVs are now seven years or older, the highest percentage reported since February 2020.

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“The aging installed TV base is a positive indicator for TV manufacturers and retailers because consumers who purchased TVs earlier in the pandemic will soon be ready to replace them,” John Buffone, VP and industry advisor with Circana, said in a statement.

According to the forecast, from 2023 through 2025, TV unit sales are expected to experience annual gains. Despite a decline in 2022, unit sales will return to their pre-pandemic baseline by 2024, as the replacement cycle will drive demand, according to Circana.

“The demand cycle was disrupted by the pandemic, but we expect to return to the typical refresh rate by 2024,” added Circana’s Paul Gagnon. “Once economic conditions improve, there is potential for 2 to 3 million additional TV unit sales based on 1 to 2 million new households in the U.S. each year and assuming the replacement frequency remains at 6.6 years.”

NPD: Internet Access, Speed Impact Consumer Electronics Ownership, Including Smart 4K TVs

Internet access and speed are key to determining the amount and type of consumer electronics devices in U.S. homes, including connected 4K UHD TVs, according to new data from The NPD Group.

While household internet and speed can vary widely from state to state, or even county to county, there are a number of consumer electronics devices that have reached parity levels among connected households in rural and urban U.S. markets. Those include TVs, video game consoles, smart watches, activity trackers and tablets, according to NPD.

However, NPD found that wider gaps exist in ownership levels of devices that are more dependent on an internet connection, such as 4K UHD TVs, where a broadband connection is required for high-definition streaming, and smart home devices, where higher download speeds are needed for live video streams.

In the United States, 50% of households do not currently have a broadband connection (25Mbps per second download speed or greater). In addition, 15% of homes in the United States have no internet access, while 10% use a smartphone-only solution. Based on NPD’s findings, this lack of internet access or lack of internet speed has the biggest impact on rural markets. As a result, in rural markets ownership of 4K TVs and home automation products have trailed ownership levels reported in urban areas.

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While other factors also influence the CE ownership gap, such as income levels, one theme that is consistent across 4K TV ownership for connected households in rural and urban markets is that as home internet download speeds increase, so too do household ownership levels. The same can be said of smart home devices, such as internet security cameras that require higher download speeds.

“Consumers with slower internet speeds have less incentive to purchase 4K TVs,” Eddie Hold, president of NPD Connected Intelligence, said in a statement.

Hold said consumers with slow ISP speeds present a challenge for manufacturers that need usage data and advertising revenue to help sustain manufacturing.

“The internet is essentially the lifeblood of all consumer electronics products,” he said. “Understanding where coverage gaps exist can help explain trends and identify future opportunities.”

Vizio Unveils Updates to TV User Interface and Mobile App

Vizio has announced a suite of updates to its TV user interface and mobile app to help customers easily navigate streaming choices.

The new Vizio AutoUpdate and redesigned Vizio Mobile app allow TV owners faster access to to favorite apps, movies and free streaming options.

Vizio’s first announced AutoUpdate of 2023 provides shortcuts for select Vizio TV owners with a new Quick Menu, WatchFree+ Mini Guide and Recent Apps row.

The redesigned Vizio Mobile app for iOS and Android extends the features to smartphones, with quick access to voice controls, simple content discovery features, one-button access to WatchFree+, and streamlined subscription-management tools through Vizio Account.

“At Vizio, the customer experience has been and always will remain the primary focus of everything we do,” Kaitlyn Collins, VP of product marketing for Vizio, said in a statement. “We are dedicated to providing exceptional value with our products, even beyond the original purchase. By delivering new features and capabilities to Vizio users with our free AutoUpdates, we amplify the value of our TV lineup.”

Quick Menu allows Vizio customers to adjust picture settings, pair Bluetooth headphones for private listening on compatible models, activate or disable closed captioning subtitles, and access the full menu of in-depth settings.

Viewers can press left on the remote while watching Vizio WatchFree+ — which now features more than 260 channels and more than 6,000 movies and shows for free — to bring up the new WatchFree+ Mini Guide on the left hand side. The Mini Guide lets viewers scroll through programming on other WatchFree+ channels without interrupting the viewing experience.  

There’s a new addition to the “Apps and Inputs” row on the Vizio Smart TV home screen, allowing users to get to their favorite apps faster. Selecting the “Recent Apps” icon brings up a list of the most recently used apps, letting viewers continue yesterday’s binge session with no delay. 

The newly redesigned Vizio Mobile app makes it easier to control the Vizio entertainment experience, subscribe to streaming services, take advantage of special offers, browse favorite apps, and discover movies and shows.

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Vizio Mobile key features and updates include:

  • Voice Control: The push-to-talk feature, now available on the app remote screen, allows for navigation of the catalog of supported apps and free channels using simple voice commands. Viewers can launch favorite apps, movies, and TV shows with Vizio Voice.
  • Discovery: Vizio Mobile provides one-click access to entertainment discovery features such as promoted premieres, streaming apps, free content, and seasonal programs directly on the mobile remote.
  • Fast Access to WatchFree+: The feature allows one-button access to 260-plus free channels and 6,000-plus on-demand shows and movies.
  • Launch Apps: Viewers can open apps on their device to display on the TV screen and create personalized app lists to launch favorites.
  • Device Control: Viewers can power their Vizio devices on and off, adjust volume, change inputs, turn on closed captions, set a sleep timer, and control their home entertainment experience from their mobile device.
  • Browse Movies and TV Shows: Viewers can access Vizio’s catalog of entertainment across multiple streaming services and free channels.
  • Manage Subscriptions: Viewers can use Vizio Account to subscribe, manage, and pay for subscription services and take advantage of special offers. This month’s featured offer comes from Starz. For a limited time, Vizio users can subscribe to the Starz streaming service for only $5 a month for three months using Vizio Account.

 

“The redesign of our highly rated Vizio Mobile app is a direct reflection of our commitment to deliver the best user experience for millions of users who start their entertainment journey with Vizio on their smartphones,” Steve Yum, VP of product management at Vizio, said in a statement. “Vizio Mobile has everything you need to control your Vizio TV, plus additional features that extend the value of Vizio products across the board.”

Vizio Mobile is available for download free on Google Play and in the App Store.

NPD: U.S. Consumer Technology Sales Dropped 8% in 2022 and Will Fall 5% in 2023, But TV Sales to Grow

Following tremendous growth fueled by pandemic needs in 2020 and 2021, U.S. consumer technology industry sales revenue is expected to end 2022 down 8% year over year, according to The NPD Group.

The research firm’s latest Future of Technology forecast predicts sales will decline by an additional 5% year over year in 2023 and remain flat in 2024. Tech sales are expected to return to growth in 2025, rising by 2%, as consumers once again begin to replace devices purchased during the pandemic.

“The replacement cycle for many technology products is three to four years and, in some cases, more. That, in conjunction with challenging economic conditions, is slowing spending in the industry,” Paul Gagnon, VP and technology industry advisor for NPD, said in a statement. “Upgrade cycles for pandemic-driven purchases will ramp up in 2024, creating opportunity. In addition, manufacturers that introduce innovative products and technologies, which were somewhat lacking during the pandemic, will see success.”

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The NPD anticipates unit sales of TVs and home automation devices will remain positive throughout the forecast period. TV unit sales are expected to grow by low single-digits, year over year through 2025, as prices become more affordable at all sizes and the shift to larger sizes accelerates. Home automation product sales, which grew in 2022 even after strong demand during the pandemic, will continue to grow, with new models coming to market and with the expansion of products using the new Matter smart home standard.

“Even during challenging economic times, the consumer electronics industry tends to perform well. If consumers cut back spending on more-traditional entertainment activities, devices and services can be easy and available replacements,” Ben Arnold, executive director and consumer technology industry analyst for NPD, said in a statement. “Despite near-term economic headwinds, consumer electronics sales will remain above 2019 levels and industry average selling prices are expected to grow by the end of the forecast period in 2025 — a sign that tech remains a household spending priority.”

LG Electronics Unveils 2023 TV Lineup, Headlined by OLED TVs

LG Electronics has unveiled its 2023 TV lineups, headlined by advanced OLED TVs.

“With premium self-lit picture quality, powerful image processing technologies, and an enhanced webOS platform offering even more smart features and services, the company’s latest OLED TVs elevate the viewing experience as only LG OLED can,” according to an LG press release.

The company’s OLED TVs have been recognized at the CES Innovation Award for 11 years in a row, the press release noted. 

“LG’s self-lit technology has enabled the company to create unprecedented, visually-stunning TV form factors, including market-firsts such as the rollable LG Signature OLED R, and the bendable LG OLED Flex. A double honoree at the CES 2023 Innovation Award, LG OLED Flex won Best of Innovation in the Gaming category,” according to the press release.

Spearheading LG’s 2023 OLED lineup are the latest Z3, G3 and C3 OLED evo series TVs. The upgraded, new models provide higher brightness and color accuracy as well as clarity and detail thanks to the precision and performance of LG OLED evo technology and the new α9 AI Processor Gen6, according to the LG press release.

The latest Alpha series processor utilizes LG’s AI-assisted Deep Learning tech to ensure outstanding picture and sound quality, according to LG. AI Picture Pro now offers improved upscaling for better clarity, and enhanced dynamic tone mapping, which helps reveal the depth and detail in every frame. AI Picture Pro also integrates a picture processing technology that detects and refines important objects, such as people’s faces, to give them a more lifelike HDR quality. In addition to fine-tuning image reproduction, the α9 AI Processor Gen6 powers LG’s AI Sound Pro, delivering virtual 9.1.2 surround sound from the TVs’ built-in speaker system.

Another upgrade applied to this year’s OLED evo G3 series is LG’s Brightness Booster Max technology, which incorporates new light control architecture and light-boosting algorithms to increase brightness by up to 70%. Brightness is mapped and controlled on a pixel-by-pixel basis, resulting in sharper, more realistic images, according to LG.

LG’s 2023 G3 OLED evo models also boast an aesthetic upgrade via the introduction of the One Wall Design, leaving no visible gap when wall mounted.

Also, 2023 LG OLED TVs are designed to be kinder to the environment, from production all the way through to disposal creating sustainable cycles, according to LG. LG OLED TVs have no backlighting unit, meaning each TV requires fewer materials to produce than a conventional LED TV. They also employ many components made from recycled plastics, and are shipped in eco-packaging made from recyclable materials and featuring single-color printing. Easier on viewers’ eyes, all of LG’s 2023 model OLED TVs have been certified low blue light by TÜV Rheinland, and flicker-free by UL Solutions.

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LG OLED is also introducing a more personalized user experience in 2023. Featuring the latest version of webOS, this year’s models present All New Home, a redesigned user interface (UI) that offers personalization options. The new “Quick Cards” offer users easy access to the content and services they use the most — all grouped into logical categories such as Home Office, Gaming, Music and Sports. LG’s more advanced webOS makes it easy for everyone using the TV to enjoy personalized recommendations tailored to their own preferences which are determined based on viewing history and viewing habits, according to LG. Furthering the personalized user experience on LG OLED TV is AI Concierge, which provides each user with a curated list of content choices based on their past usage and search inquiries, and provides a selection of trending content for them to browse.

LG OLED TVs continue to support the image- and audio-enhancing capabilities of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. This year’s LG TVs offer seamless integration with the latest LG soundbars, delivering outstanding multi-channel surround sound with Imax enhanced quality powered by DTS:X. LG TV and soundbar also combine to offer the WOW Orchestra3 feature, which takes advantage of both products’ audio channels to produce stronger, more immersive sound.

LG’s 2023 OLED models support a wide range of features compliant to HDMI 2.1a. They are also the first TV sets to be certified by the HDMI organization for the recently announced Quick Media Switching VRR (QMS-VRR), according to LG. QMS-VRR can eliminate the momentary “black screen” that sometimes occurs when switching between content played from different source devices connected via the TV’s HDMI 2.1a compliant ports, according to LG.

LG’s self-lit OLED TVs boast a 0.1 millisecond response time, low-input lag and up to four HDMI2.1a compliant ports. LG OLED TVs are also equipped with the Game Optimizer, allowing users to quickly select and switch between gaming-specific features, such as game-genre display presets. Settings for G-SYNC Compatible, FreeSync Premium and variable refresh rate (VRR) are easily accessible from the Game Optimizer as well, according to LG.

LG’s state-of-the-art 2023 OLED TVs will be on show during CES 2023 from January 5-8 at the company’s booth (#15501, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center).

Sling TV, Vizio Link on Football Season Giveaway

Sling TV and Vizio have announced a football experience giveaway.

Throughout the sweepstakes, 10 fans will receive a year-long subscription to Sling Blue + Orange, giving them access to matchups on NFL Network, ESPN and more. Plus, one grand prize winner will receive a year-long Sling subscription and a 75-inch V-Series  Vizio TV + M-Series Elevate Sound Bar.

The sweepstakes is open through Sept. 11, and the winner will be announced on Sept. 15  via Sling’s Instagram Story. To learn more and enter, follow Sling on  Instagram  and like the pinned sweepstakes post.

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Panasonic Announces Flagship OLED TV

Panasonic has announced the launch of its flagship OLED TV — the LZ2000 — available in 55-inch, 65-inch and, for the first time, 77-inch sizes.

The LZ2000 OLED TV supports a range of HDR formats, including Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Vision, Filmmaker Mode, HDR10+ Adaptive, and HLG Photo, the still image format that brings still photography into the HDR world.

It features new Game Control Board settings, including automatic NVIDIA GPU detection, improved 60Hz latency and HDMI2.1 support.

The LZ2000 OLED TV has advanced sensors that detect the ambient room light color temperature and adjust the picture to deliver a natural experience while watching throughout the day, according to the company. The new feature builds on Panasonic’s “Auto AI” mode, introduced last year, which uses artificial intelligence that in real time identifies the content being played and automatically optimizes both picture and sound quality, without the user needing to manually adjust settings. The new sensor works together with the HCX Pro AI processor to adjust tone individually in the most realistic way based on the ambient light, to deliver a more comfortable nighttime viewing experience, according to Panasonic. The HCX Pro AI chip preserves colors with which the human eye is familiar, such as skin tones, to ensure a natural picture. Auto AI mode now also auto-detects what type of content viewers are watching and automatically optimizes the picture and sound quality more seamlessly, according to Panasonic.

The LZ2000 OLED TV’s new 77-inch size is called the “Master OLED Pro – Cinema Size.” All three sizes use the latest generation of “Master OLED Pro” configuration to deliver even more brightness to improve picture quality processing. The result increases mid-level brightness delivering more pop from HDR and improved accuracy in reproducing details in brighter areas, according to Panasonic.

The LZ2000 OLED TV also features the color-tuning skills of Stefan Sonnenfeld, founder and CEO of Company 3. Described by NPR as a “da Vinci of the movies,” Sonnenfeld has applied his skills as a colorist to many of the most acclaimed and popular features of the past decade, including A Star Is Born, Wonder Woman, Man of Steel, Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, 300 and many more, according to the Panasonic press release. Like many other leading colorists and post-production houses, he uses Panasonic OLED screens as large-format client reference monitors.

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The LZ2000 OLED TV introduces directional sound in addition to Panasonic’s 360 degree Soundscape all-in-one TV audio package capable of delivering Dolby Atmos. The multiple built-in upward-firing, side-firing, and front-firing speaker units produce a spatial soundstage with Dolby Atmos content, according to Panasonic. Panasonic has improved its sound quality with new array speakers that run the entire length of the TV for an immersive sound experience, the company announced. “Using a simple-to-use GUI, the LZ2000 OLED TV makes it possible to adjust the relative loudness of the audio in different parts of the room,” according to the company. It comes with three modes: “pinpoint mode,” which allows the sound to be directed to one specific point; “area mode,” which allows viewers to shift the sound to a group of people in a specific area of the room; and “spot mode,” which boosts the volume in one particular spot while others can still hear the sound.

“The LZ2000 OLED TV’s superb directional sound can direct sound away from sleeping children as well as boost the volume for viewers who are hard of hearing,” according to the Panasonic press release.

A new feature, the Game Control Board, collects all relevant game settings and information in one place and presents them as an overlay over the game so that viewers never have to leave the game to access them. It can be programmed to be accessed by just one click on the remote control by assigning it to the customizable “my App” button.

The Game Control Board overlay provides access to the following features and information in real-time:

  • “Information,” displaying all the information coming from the source game, such as frame rate, HDR metadata, and chroma sub-sampling data;
  • “Dark Visibility Enhancer,” allowing the gamer to granularly adjust the near black portion of dark scenes, making it easier to see the route forward or detect enemies hiding in the shadows;
  • “HDR Tonemap,” showing the current HDR tone-mapping settings, which include “Off” (game console is managing the tone-mapping), “On” (TV is managing the tone-mapping), or “Dynamic” (TV analyzes incoming frames in real time and produces dynamic tone-mapping on a scene-by-scene basis, even when the source is static HDR);
  • “Input Lag and VRR,” which displays and adjusts input lag and variable refresh rate settings; and
  • “Viewing Mode,” which allows the gamer in real time to change the viewing mode and see the effect live in order to select the appearance he or she prefers.

 

Panasonic has reduced the input lag for 60Hz games, which are supported by the majority of games consoles through the new “60Hz Refresh Mode.”

The LZ2000 OLED TV supports key HDMI2.1 features such as High Frame Rate (HFR) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) at 120Hz in full 4K resolution.

The LZ2000 OLED TV features the latest iteration of Panasonic’s smart-TV OS My Home Screen 7.0, which supports all major video streaming services and includes accessibility improvements along with a new myScenery function that includes a selection of calming images and videos captured by the Joy Foundation from all over the globe.

The LZ2000 OLED TV has a settings menu that contains voice control, audio descriptions, audio dialogue enhancements and hard of hearing subtitle features to improve TV accessibility.

TCL Showcasing TV Lineup at CES 2022

TCL Electronics is showcasing its TV lineup at CES 2022, including next-generation mini-LED TVs.

“The world around us remains a tumultuous place, especially for businesses, but TCL has stayed nimble and chased opportunities to not only ensure that we’re taking care of our users but also to maintain our hold as the No. 2 selling brand of televisions in the U.S.,” TCL SVP Chris Larson said in a statement. “With consumers looking to larger, sharper, more vibrant TV screens for entertainment, 2021 was a year of ground-breaking product introductions as we released the world’s largest TCL Roku TVs and the world’s first 8K TCL Roku TV to much acclaim.”

TCL will upgrade its entire lineup of televisions with Roku and Google TV in 2022 and is expanding its XL Collection, TVs exceeding 80 inches. TCL will offer the newest and largest model in this series with a 98-inch QLED-powered television, available now at under $8,000. TCL is also launching the third generation of mini-LED on the flagship TV of its XL Collection — the 85-inch 8K QLED X925pro featuring OD Zero mini-LED backlight technology with an “ultra-thin” profile under 10 millimeters.

TCL TVs will feature Quantum Dot technology and wide color standards; more contrast with mini-LED backlight technology and Contrast Control Zones; and more clarity with new HDR standards and display resolution moving from 4K to 8K, according to the company.

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TCL is partnering with Pixelworks and other entertainment leaders to define and deploy a new motion ecosystem — TrueCut Motion — to its high-performance TV models for the first time, according to TCL. TrueCut Motion includes a new content delivery format and device certification program to guarantee a consistent filmmaker-approved output.

Gaming TVs from TCL will step up from a 120Hz panel refresh to 144Hz for even smoother action and faster game-feel.