LG introduces new TV lineup with better AI, new gaming features, and more

With this year's CES starting today, LG has unveiled its lineup of premium TVs for 2021. The company is introducing new models featuring new OLED evo technology - presumably based on the technology from sister company LG Display -, the new QNED models announced in December, and new additions to the NanoCell family.

OLED evo will be on the new LG G1 series, but there are new OLED models in the C1 and Z1 series, too. The C1 series offers the biggest variety of sizes, starting from a 48-inch model up to an 83-inch panel, which is a new size option for the lineup.

Inside the new TVs, LG is packing the new α9 Gen 4 AI processor, which improves the TVs' performance along with offering better image and sound. The new processor has a feature called AI Picture Pro, which can recognize things like faces and bodies (only on 8K models), as well as distinguish foreground and background objects, processing them individually to make them "more three-dimensional". Similarly, AI Sound Pro is also included, and it brings new features such as virtual 5.1.2 surround sound and Auto Volume Leveling, which keeps sound levels consistent as users switch between different input sources on the TV. This processor is inside all the new OLED models, as well as the QNED99 and QNED95 models and the NanoCell NANO99 and NANO95 models.

The new models also come with some gaming features, like Game Optimizer, which can be used to manage capabilities such as G-Sync, FreeSync, and Variable Refresh Rate. It can also automatically adjust picture settings depending on the type of game being played. OLED models also feature a 1 millisecond response time, low input lag, and four HDMI 2.1 ports to enable all the features of the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft. In fact, HDMI 2.1 support is being added to more of LG's TVs this year, including eARC and automatic low latency mode.

LG is also launching new soundbars to go along with its new TV models, which are specifically designed to be paired with the new OLED models. There's also a new Gallery Stand mount that lets TVs be mounted anywhere for additional interior planning options.

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