[This press release has been provided by LG PR and is presented by the GOA team for informational purposes and it covers all the important information]
SYDNEY, 5 MAY 2022 – LG Electronics Australia (LG) today unveiled the company’s 2022 television range with highlights including an upgrade to some of Australia’s most popular televisions in 2021 – the C2 OLED, the new LG ART90 Lifestyle TV, the world’s largest LG OLED TV, and new 8K QNED Mini LED models.
The new range includes 42 models across five model families – with prices starting from $1,079 through to $59,999. The new LG TVs all deliver improved picture quality and smart features that help Australians connect with bigger, better, brighter viewing experiences in the home.
Leading OLED technology
LG has introduced new two screen sizes across the OLED line-up, from the new 42-inch C2 model, through to the world’s largest home 4K LG OLED displays – the 97-inch G2 model.
Demonstrating a continued innovation in OLED display technology, LG has also rolled out the company’s OLED evo technology across more models in 2022. LG OLED evo and LG OLED evo Gallery Edition technology represents the next evolution of LG OLED technology, delivering enhanced brightness because of a new manufacturing process and an improved processor. Featured across this year’s C2 OLED and G2 OLED TVs, respectively, users will experience even more realistic images on screen with greater clarity and detail.
Furthermore, LG is providing 8K options for Australians across the company’s OLED lineup. The LG 77-inch OLED Z2 8K TV and LG SIGNATURE 88-inch OLED Z2 8K models deliver 8K Ultra HD resolution (7,680 x 4,320) and 33 million self-emitting pixels.
Consumer interest in the latest TV technology from LG has been further emphasised through the company’s pre-sale offer, which saw 200 Australian consumers purchase an LG TV.1 In 2022, LG are also offering consumers an extended five-year limited OLED panel warranty on LG Z2 and G2 OLED TV models. 2 All other models will feature the standard one-year Parts and Labour warranty across the company’s TV products. Both demonstrate the company’s position as a market leader in the consumer TV space.
Tony Brown, Marketing Manager for Home Entertainment at LG Electronics Australia commented on the arrival of the 2022 range:
“At LG Electronics, we are passionate about connecting Australians to bigger, better, brighter viewing experiences. Over the last two years, we have seen a huge surge in demand for premium content and as we head into a new era of living in 2022, our TV line-up further supports consumer home entertainment needs.
“This year, we are not only continuing our leadership in OLED technology but also as a TV category leader. Through new technologies, form factors and sizes, LG TV products cater to all Australians’ home entertainment passions – whether that be movies, sports, gaming or design.”
Considering health and safety, the 2022 LG OLED TVs also feature Eye safe certified 65-inch TV panels, which meet the low blue light emission requirements by Underwriters Laboratories.
LG Lifestyle TV
For the first time, the LG ART90 Lifestyle TV will be available in Australia, through select retailers for an RRP of $17,999.
The new LG ART90 Lifestyle TV offers a unique form factor with its versatile and modern design plus fabric cover. Created by Danish textile innovator, Kvadrat the cover is available in Kvadrat Beige and blends seamlessly with modern home décor. Using the LG Magic Remote, users can raise or lower the fabric to partially cover the display to only see a curated selection of lifestyle functions. Or by lowering the cover completely, users can experience a full and immersive viewing experience on the 65-inch LG OLED evo screen, enhanced by the 80W, 4.2-channel sound system.
Brightness Booster Max: The new Brightness Booster Max technology, powered by the Alpha 9 AI Processor (α9Gen5), can produce images with more luminance for incredible peak brightness, delivering vibrant and stunning visuals through improved heat dissipation and an advanced algorithm.3
Upgraded LG webOS and LG Magic Remote: Making content discovery and navigation an easy task, LG has enhanced the user experience with its new webOS 22 interface. The ‘My Profile’ feature across all 2022 LG TVs lets users create personal profiles, ensuring content recommendations are personalised to individual uses. Additionally, the LG Magic Remote comes with the company’s Magic Tap feature, which allows users to easily mirror content from an NFC-enabled Android smartphone to their LG TV for viewing content. And with Apple AirPlay 2, users can stream content including Dolby Vision titles from iPhone, iPad and Mac to their compatible LG TV sets.4
LG ThinQ™ AI: In 2022, LG has continued to build its TV processing capabilities with improved connectivity through its AI platform, LG ThinQ™ AI. The platform uses natural language commands to control TV functions and settings and combined with Google Assistant™ and Amazon Alexa™, provides new levels of convenience and control to users who want to discover content more conveniently.5
TVs made for cinema buffs, sport fans, gamers and design enthusiasts
LG OLED TV technology delivers a premium cinematic viewing experience in the home and in 2022, the company has continued to deliver impressive features that amplify the experience when watching movies. Dolby Vision™ IQ intelligently adjusts the contrast and brightness, based on the content and room ambient lighting conditions.6 Meanwhile, FILMMAKER MODE™ allows users to rediscover favourite films and new movies the way the director intended by turning off motion smoothing to help preserve that unique cinematic feel. Additionally, Dynamic Tone Mapping PRO, available on top models, detects the content, applying the optimal tone curve up to 5,120 times per frame, resulting in sensational contrast and detail in bright areas on HDR content.
For gamers, LG OLED hands control back to the users, delivering seamless and immersive experiences. As the first TV manufacturer to feature NVIDIA G-Sync compatibility, users can enjoy gaming without tearing, stuttering or input lag for an immersive and realistic experience. Furthermore, the Game Optimiser and Game Dashboard function is a central location for users to access and adjust gaming features, including VRR, ALLM and eARC, which enables fast moving content at high resolutions and smooth synchronised audio and graphics.
The new Dark Room Mode can also be accessed via Game Optimiser, where users can adjust screen brightness for gaming with the lights off. New in 2022 are cloud gaming features across the whole 2022 LG TV range, offering support for NVIDIA GeForce NOW. Gamers can enjoy more than 80 free-to-play games, for a monthly subscription of $19.99, with a compatible controller (sold separately). Finally, Dolby Vision Gaming™ available on the XBOX Series X delivers 4K in 120 Hz, to deliver greater highlights, contrast, and natural colour.
For sporting fans, LG has delivered new features that bring users even closer to the game. Fast paced sporting action can be enjoyed with minimal blur thanks to OLED Motion technology, for picture clarity where it matters most.7 Assisting users to stay across multiple sporting matches simultaneously, LG has expanded the ‘Sports Alert’ notifications across new codes this year, including AFL, NRL and International Rugby Union. These join existing sports including Premier League, NBA and NFL games. Endless content avenues are also available with access to Netflix, Apple TV+, Stan, Optus Sport, Kayo and Foxtel apps available on all 2022 LG TVs (subscriptions and fees apply).
QNED MiniLED for Real Colour Even Richer
As the company’s premium LED TV offering, the LG QNED Mini LED range combines some of the best LED/LCD TV technologies on the market – Quantum Dot and NanoCell™. Featuring hundreds of dimming zones and mini LEDs, LG QNED Mini LED TVs deliver more precise control of brightness, deeper blacks and ultra-high contrast ratios.
Four new QNED Mini LED models in both 4K and 8K join the 2022 LG TV lineup in a variety of sizes from 86- to 65-inches. As the pinnacle of LG LED/LCD TV viewing experiences at home, the large screen sizes are set to bring life-like viewing experience with real colour into Australian homes. For impressive 8K content viewing, these TVs combine high pixel density with Quantum Dot and NanoCell technologies and Mini LED lights, as well as the Alpha 9 AI Processor (α9Gen5), to deliver sharp and detailed images.
The LG QNED Mini LED 4K and 8K TVs now include Precision Dimming and Precision Dimming Pro+ technology, respectively.9 With these features, users will experience bright and clear images while between 1,200-2,000 individual dimming zones deliver precise backlight control and a high contrast ratio.12 Resulting in a greater level of detail and more accurate colour reproduction, this feature combines with Cinema HDR to unlock brightness, colour and detail in HDR movies and games.
Supercharge home entertainment experiences
Finally, the LG 4K NanoCell and 4K UHD entry-level TVs offer consumers captivating viewing experiences with a range of technologies and a variety of screen sizes from 43- to 86-inches. Delivering real colours on screen, the LG NanoCell TV employs nano metre-sized particles that absorb unwanted light wavelengths and enhances the purity of the red and green colours displayed to create richer colours.
For entertainment viewing, LG has made it easy for users to access a wide range of content in 2022, with the integration of streaming services including Disney+, Stan, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Apple TV+, Foxtel, BINGE, Kayo and Optus Sport. Easily accessed through the new webOS 22 interface and LG Magic Remote, these built-in apps provide users the ability to subscribe to and stream a wide range of available content. And amplifying the content viewing experience, LG 2022 TVs offer users the ability to experience Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos™ titles across Netflix, Apple TV+, and Disney+.10
1 LG pre-order offer was across 55- and 65-inch C2 and G2 OLED TVs and all sizes of QNED80 MiniLED TV models
2 1 year product warranty incl. panel (parts & labour) + 4 years panel replacement warranty (parts only). Terms apply.
3 Brightness Booster Max available on LG OLED G2 series only.
4 Apple, the apple logo, and Apple TV are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the US and other countries. Apple TV+ is a trademark of Apple Inc.
5 Google Assistant™ and Amazon Alexa™ functionality require an internet connection as well as a Google or Amazon Account (as applicable). Apple AirPlay® requires a Wi-Fi connection. Controlling devices and features requires compatible smart devices. Subscriptions may be required to access certain content. Some features and services may be changed without notice. Depending on language, voice clarity and available content or source material, voice commands may not always deliver or respond to the requested command. Google is a trademark of Google LLC. Amazon, Alexa and all related logos and motions are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. AirPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.
6 Dolby Vision IQ available on QNED85, QNED91, QNED99, A2, C2, G2, Z2 and ART90. .
7 OLED Motion Smoothing technology available on C2 and G2.
8 The 2022 QNED range is fit with Precision Dimming technology, however Precision Dimming Pro+ is reserved for the QNED99 8K and QNED91 86” model.
9 Number of dimming zones varies depending on screen size. Image quality dependent on source material. Precision Dimming Pro+ featured on QNEDX (8K models) and QNED 86-inchmodels.
10 Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos titles are only accessible via the premium 4K subscriptions with each streaming platform.