Earlier this year at CES, LG showed off a gigantic 98-inch, 8K TV, but while that packed its fair share of wow factor, the real stars of the show could be found in the company’s 2016 Super UHD lineup — LG uses the “Super” branding to keep its HDR TVs distinct from non-HDR TVs. Now the company has announced pricing and availability for this line, which it says are essentially the first “standard” HDR TVs.
“LG Super UHD TVs are the first to be compatible with all HDR formats for images that come to life as never before along with access to the most HDR content choices,” David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing for LG Electronics USA said. The TVs support both DolbyVision and HDR10, as well as HDR content from Netflix, Amazon, and Vudu, with this being the first time HDR support with DolbyVision for the service has appeared on a non-Vizio TV.
Every TV in each of these series features LG’s IPS 4K Quantum display technology, which makes for fantastic viewing angles. The company’s 10-bit “Billion Rich Colors” also makes an appearance, allowing for maximum realism and color depth.
The absolute top of the range comes in the UH9500 series, which comes in two models. The 86-inch class 86UH9500 costs a full $10,000, while the 65-inch class 65UH9500 sells for less than half that price at $4,000. The smaller TV is also much thinner, at roughly a quarter of an inch thick at its thinnest point.
The UH8500 series offers the greatest range of sizes, running from 55-inch to 75-inch class. At the high end, the 75UH8500 will sell for $5,000, with the 65UH8500 and 60UH8500 coming in at $3,000 and $2,300, respectively.
If you’re looking for a 4K HDR TV, but still want to keep the price more reasonable, the UH7700 series offers all the key features of the above models at a lower price point. The 65-inch class 65UH7700 sells for $2,800, while the 60-inch and 55-inch class models sell for $2,100 and $1,800 respectively.
While more content is obviously coming in the future, LG wants prospective buyers to know that there is plenty of HDR content already available. “With a robust slate of Dolby Vision titles already available through streaming service providers, consumers are guaranteed an unparalleled HDR experience in their living room, where watching TV is now more like looking through a window,” Roland Vlaicu, Dolby Laboratories vice president of consumer imaging said.
The 65-inch, 60-inch, and 55-inch class models from both the UH8500 and UH7700 series will be available starting later this month, while the larger models will be available sometime later this spring. For more information, see LG’s website. In the meantime, if you’re wondering what our initial impressions of the line were, see our CES coverage of LG’s 2016 TVs.