LG announces new 8K OLED TVs with smart upscaling and AirPlay 2

Wednesday, 08 Jan, 2020

And while the price has not yet been announced, we imagine it will be proportional to its size, which could make it one of the most affordable OLED TVs to-date.

The new Z8H is an 8K LED that comes in 85 and 75-inch models, featuring the above tech as well as new Frame Tweeter technology, which vibrates the frame of your TV to emit sound, so it feels like the sound is coming directly from the screen!

The MASTER Series A9S at 47.5-inches diagonally is the smallest 4K OLED TV yet made by Sony. In terms of getting 8K content (whenever and wherever that's available), they can handle YouTube's preferred AV1 codec as well as HEVC and VP9, 8K inputs from USB or HDMI, and finally, 8K 60FPS via streaming as well as 8K 60P via HDMI.

Not all the above-mentioned features are available on all models, so be sure to check the specs pages on LG's website before ordering this year if you plan to splurge on one of these sets. This reduces the physical space needed in the chassis for speakers above and below the screen, which in turn allows for a slimmer overall design that still offers impressive sound.

The Vizio OLEDs come in 55 and 65 inch sizes and boast a number of Vizio technologies, such as the IQ Ultra Processor and the Vizio ProGaming Engine. Although the visual capabilities are (in theory) immediately impressive, Sony is also working to spice up its audio quality.

LG is also talking up the new version of its webOS interface for the LG 2020 smart TVs, with compatible smart home devices able to be managed directly from the TV, while voice control should mean you're reaching for the remote far less, thanks in part to support for Apple AirPlay 2, Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant.

As we've seen in months past, the 8K picture looks superb, with excellent clarity color and brightness.

Although the show floor doesn't officially open until Tuesday, January 7th, CES 2020 is technically already underway, with LG doing the honors of kicking off the week with a press conference on Monday.

"4K LED TV X900H [85" class (84.6" diag.), 75" class (74.5" diag.), 65" class (64.5" diag.) and 55" class (54.5" diag.) models] are Sony's "mid-range Full Array LED model" sets, and work with Android TV.

Unveiled at CES 2020, the new LG OLED TVs - and new 8K and 4K LG NanoCell LCD TVs - are created to deliver stunning picture quality and innovative design with upgraded performance and artificial intelligence-enabled features.

Sony hasn't specified when the new 8K sets will go on sale, or what they'll cost, but we anticipate that they will be part of the 2020 lineup that is expected to launch this spring.