LG reveals its Ultra HD LED TV line just before CES 2014, including massive 98-inch set

lg reveals its full ultra hd led tv line for ces 2014 105 and 98 inch
Read our full LG UB9800 series review.

It’s official. LG will unveil a total of seven Ultra HD LED TV models at CES 2014. In addition to the expansive 105-inch curved LED set it already announced it was bringing, the company says it will have flat 65, 79, 84, and 98-inch sets in its top-tier UB9800 series, as well as a less expensive UB8500 series including 49 and 55-inch models (there has also been some indication a 42-inch model in that series may be available). Finally, LG will refresh its existing mid-tier 55 and 65-inch models, placing them under the new UB9500 series.

That’s a lot of numbers to take in, but it all adds up to this: LG is bringing to CES a total of (at least) 12 different televisions with 3240 x 2160 pixel Ultra HD resolution – that’s if you count the three OLED-based Ultra HD models announced previously. This is further confirmation that Ultra HD 4K technology will be the toast of the show this year, and that TV manufacturers intend to scale down on 1080p HD television production as they ramp up Ultra HD offerings in the years to come.

LG’s four top-tier models, ranging from 65 to a massive 98-inches, pack both H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) decoders for Ultra HD resolution at up to 60 frames per second. HDMI 2.0 is also supported. All of the TV’s in the series will include a processing chip LG calls Tru-ULTRA HD Engine Pro, which is intended to improve overall Ultra HD picture quality, and a proprietary upscaling chip which is said to make SD and HD content look better on Ultra HD televisions. LG has also confirmed all of its Ultra HD LED models will sport its well-reputed IPS LCD panel, which we have noted as offering superior picture quality and off-angle viewing in prior models.

LG 105 curved Ultra HD

On the audio side of things, LG says it worked with Harman Kardon to develop premium audio systems for each TV, including a 70-watt 4.2 speaker system for the 65-incher, a 90-watt 5.2 system for the 79-inch, and a 120-watt 7.2 system for the 84 and 98-inch models.

With this announcement of its expanded Ultra HD TV line-up, LG has left only the details on its 1080P LED TV models under wraps as we head into the big show this week. Unless LG discloses that information in the next 24 hours, we’ll be reporting on it first thing in the morning on Monday, January 6. Be sure to follow Digital Trends for all the breaking news from CES 2014.

Home Theater

Fluance’s four beautiful new turntables arrive with easy-to-stomach prices

Acclaimed audio brand Fluance launched four new turntables as part of its new Reference series, aiming to offer elegant looks and pristine sound to those who are just getting into the world of high-end analog audio.
Home Theater

These TVs might cost less than $1,000, but they certainly don’t perform like it

Check out our picks for the best TVs under $1,000 to enjoy top-shelf features like 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range, and gorgeous image processing. Park yourself here to find the absolute best values in TV land.

Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro: Which console is more powerful?

Far from cooling down, the console wars are only getting more intense. We compare Microsoft's Xbox One X to Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro to help you decide which premium console is right for you.
Home Theater

These awesome A/V receivers will swarm you with surround sound at any budget

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to shopping for a receiver, so we assembled our favorites for 2018, at multiple price points and all loaded with features, from Dolby Atmos to 4K HDR, and much more.

How do Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X compare to each other? We find out

The Nintendo Switch is innovative enough to stand apart from traditional consoles, but could it become your primary gaming system? How does the Switch stack up against the Xbox One?
Home Theater

Throw away those EarPods -- we dug up the best headphones in every style

Trolling the internet for hours to find headphones is no way to live. Instead, leverage our expertise and experience to find the best headphones for you. Here are our 10 favorites.
Home Theater

Google Assistant gets the Marshall treatment with two new smart speakers

Marshall's Voice-series were already some of the most stylish smart speakers on the market, but now they're available as Google Assistant-compatible editions. This makes Marshall one of the few companies to support both Alexa and Google.
Home Theater

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video (January 2019)

Amazon Prime Video adds new titles each month that are available for free to all Prime members. Check out our list to find all the content hitting Amazon Prime Video in December 2018 and January 2019, from new original series to classic…
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in December, from 'Buster Scruggs’ to endangered cats

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘Twilight Zone’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Movies & TV

Out of movies to binge? Our staff picks the best flicks on Hulu right now

From classics to blockbusters, Hulu offers some great films to its subscribers. Check out the best movies on Hulu, whether you're into charming adventure tales or gruesome horror stories.
Movies & TV

Stay inside this winter with the best shows on Hulu, including 'Killing Eve'

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.
Movies & TV

The best movies on Amazon Prime right now (December 2018)

Prime Video provides subscribers with access to a host of fantastic films, but sorting through the catalog can be an undertaking. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now.