Thin is in again with new LG LCD TVs at CES 2016

January 4th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Thin is in again with new LG LCD TVs at CES 2016
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LG CES 2016

After a year when top TV makers eschewed thin designs for thicker bezels, LG is bringing back slim bezels and depth to its new 4K LCD TVs to be unveiled this week at the CES show.

Topping the range is the 86-inch UH9550 and 65-inch UH9500, which are based on the Korean electronics firm’s 2016 Ultra Slim design.

The UH9500, in particular, has a 6.6mm screen depth, making it great for hanging almost flush to the wall. The near-invisible bezels, common a few years ago, are making a comeback as well.

The new TVsĀ also sport the bells and whistles that video buffs will expect in the new year. There’s 4K HDR (high dynamic range), which enhances the contrast between dark and bright areas and is becoming a much sought-after feature.

The new screens also come with 10-bit panels and 10-bit processing, which promise to show all the colours inherent in a video. More than one billion colours are possible, LG will have you believe.

The two screens, however, are just a preview before the show. LG’s top-range screens are still its OLED TVs, which provide even better contrast and smoother motion.

Plus, it is also unveiling a production-ready 98-inch 8K TV at the yearly technology fest in Las Vegas. This will ship in the second half of the year.

Now, to see what Samsung and the rest of the industry have to bring out.

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