Sony's rumoured TV's for CES next week sound very similar with support for HDMI 2.1 coming. This is the next big upgrade and great to see it coming to the mass market in 2019. Just in time for the PS5. The only other big upgrade I'm waiting for is to the display panel. OLED's have been using the same display panels for years now and will keep the same one this year. The hope is that in 2020 we will see the launch of high emission LED screens which will be the next major upgrade. HDMI 2.1 and an improved OLED display were my 2 main priorities for my next gen TV I plan to get in 2021.
Quotes from resetera:
LG 2019 4K OLED - specifications
LG C9 (55, 65, 77"), E9 (55, 65") & W9 (65, 77")
4K OLED panel
Second-generation Alpha 9 video processor
HDMI 2.1 (4K120)
HDMI VRR, eARC and ALLM
AI Picture and AI Sound
4K Cinema HDR
ThinQ AI and webOS 4.5
Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
LG has unveiled its 2019 4K OLED TV line-up comprising C9, E9, and W9 with 4K resolution, and Z9 with 8K resolution. The TVs come with HDMI 2.1, improved gaming performance with VRR, an upgraded video processor, webOS updates, and ”AI”.
HDMI VRR, lower input lag & improved motion LG explains that the upgraded ”second-generation Alpha 9” video processor has improved algorithms for color and motion. This includes an upgraded black frame insertion system called ’OLED Motion Pro’ that now operates at 100/120Hz (compared to 50/60Hz last year) and with shorter black frame cycle (25% vs. 50% last year). LG says the system eliminates flicker and maintains brightness, which were FlatpanelsHD’s two main concerns with the BFI system in the 2018 LG OLED models. Other improvements include a separate ”smooth gradation” picture setting that no longer reduces resolution.
Outside of VRR, the TVs will deliver 13 ms input lag (in 1080p and 4K HDR), LG tells FlatpanelsHD. This is probably the lowest input lag on a TV today, depending on what competitors have achieved this year. Lastly, LG said that all calibration settings are now available in the Game picture mode and that a new Game setting can be engaged for all picture modes in the TVs.