This time last year, at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, and even the year before that in 2014, 4K was beginning to roll out. And especially with last year we saw a large adoption for the technology, which was originally introduced in 2014 at CES. This might just be the year that HDR or High Dynamic Range technologies take off. While LG’s keynote isn’t until tomorrow morning, they have decided to do announcements early, like they have in the past. LG has announced several SUPER UHD TVs that will be their premium models and they come with HDR on-board.
Both the 65-inch UH9500 and the 86-inch UH9550 not only feature an IPS display with features like True Black Panel and Contrast Maximizer, but they have HDR Plus. LG is saying that this HDR Plus technology will show 4K content in how it is meant to be seen. This is done through there ULTRA Luminance technology which enhances the contrast between dark and bright ares, thus enhancing the HDR effect. This is LG’s spin on their technology and the HDR technology overall, showing how they differentiate from the likes of Samsung.
The big question out there, would be is their HDR content on the market, and the short answer is no. The longer answer is that like 4K content, it takes some time to get the ball rolling and hopefully it will begin to roll this year. Along with the technology in the display, LG is also including HDR-compatible HDMI ports on the TVs and SDR to HDR conversion. This will enhance normal or standard range content to the levels of HDR.
Along with the 65-inch UH9500 and the 86-inch UH9550, LG is also releasing a 98-inch 8K SUPER UHD TV, a SUPER UHD TV 65-inch UH8500 and 75-inch UH8550. All of these Super UHD TVs will be shown off at CES this week and they all should come to market this year. Specifically for the 98-inch 8K SUPER UHD TV, as this is an 8K television and it is the first production ready model, it won’t be landing until the second half of 2016.
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