Here are all the changes you need to know about

Here are all the changes you need to know about

Ahead of the excitement of CES 2024, LG Electronics is giving us a glimpse at its latest developments with the B4, C4, G4 and M4 OLED TVs.

LG M4 in an apartment worthy of Google Meet wallpapers // Source: LG Electronics

Every year, LG Electronics renews its invitation to discover the latest developments in OLED TVs. The 2024 models, the B4, C4, G4, and M4, are no exception to the rule. Ahead of CES 2024, we've sorted through the available information.

There are no major developments on the G4 and M4 ranges

For technophiles and image quality enthusiasts, the G4 and M4 (with wireless box) are the models to follow. It takes advantage of these two scopes MLA (Micro Lens Array) technology.a tiny lens filter that outperforms even Samsung's QD-OLED in terms of brightness.

In 2024, the size of MLA-compliant displays will expand to 83 inches, up from 77 inches the previous year. LG's flagship G4 models promise to be up to 150% brighter at peak compared to the B4 and maintain approximately 70% higher overall brightness. Compared to 2023. To summarize this long paragraph, there is no significant change in brightness in 2024 for the G and M bands.

LG M4…why doesn't he sit next to his friend? // Source: LG Electronics

144 Hz for C4

As for the C series, the C4 will continue to please many users despite the absence of MLA technology (but they do have Evo and OLED EX technology). MLA is still exclusive to the G4 and M4 ranges.

In 2024, C4 group It offers a 144Hz refresh rate. The 42- and 48-inch models will benefit from increased brightness, which is a noticeable improvement over the previous year. Indeed, the 42 and 48 inches were lagging behind on a technical level. Samsung Electronics also mentioned improved brightness in the C4s, but without providing any technical details.

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A nice classy move on the B4

The B4 group, for its part, is gaining traction with the introduction Four HDMI 2.1 portsWhich narrows the gap with the C Series. Although it doesn't support 144Hz, and is limited to 120Hz, it's still a solid choice for most uses, especially for today's gaming consoles. Additionally, the B4 series expands to a 48-inch model for the first time (and up to 77 inches). Good news for this range.

Finally, the A Series, which has a more affordable 60Hz OLED display, probably won't be available this year. LG Electronics should certainly focus its efforts because of the efficiency of producing OLED displays, knowing that LG Display sells them to everyone (Panasonic, Sony, Samsung Electronics, Philips, etc.).

model Display type Healer Maximum refresh rate HDMI 2.1 ports Sizes
LGP 4 OLED Alpha 8 120 Hz 4 48, 55, 65, 77″
LGC4 OLED Evo (OLED EX) Alpha 9 Generation 7 144 Hz 4 42, 48, 55, 65, 77, 83″
LG G4 OLED Evo + MLA (55-83 inch) Alpha 11 144 Hz (55-83 inches) 4 55, 65, 77, 83″
97 inches (without MLA)
LGM 4 OLED Evo + MLA (55-83 inch) Alpha 11 144 Hz (55-83 inches) 3 55, 65, 77, 83″
97 inches (without MLA)

Data in the table includes display type, processor, maximum refresh rate, number of HDMI 2.1 ports, and diagonal sizes available for each model.

Don't leave too quickly: This is the Alpha 11 processor

Think you've read everything about LG OLED 2024? There is still more to say. LG introduced its Alpha 11 processor in its G4 and M4 models.

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This new processor promises a significant improvement in performance with 4x more AI processing power, 1.7x more graphics performance, and 1.3x more processing power than its predecessor. These performance improvements will be beneficial to the supersampling engine. Upgrade super artificial intelligence “, HDR dynamic tone mapping, and processing Artificial Intelligence Manager. Furthermore it, It is capable of processing content protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM).which is a noticeable improvement over the Alpha 9.

On the audio side, the Alpha 11 delivers on its functionality Audio re-mastering To clarify dialogues and its ability to make virtual 11.1.2 channel audio from a standard source. This processor also includes all the audio features of the Alpha 9 used in the C4, while the B4 benefits from the new Alpha 8 chip.

A new mode for the filmmaker… but who knows?

In 2024, LG is introducing a Filmmaker mode for Dolby Vision. This mode promises immersion in the movie more faithful to the creators' original vision. Although details are still scarce, this feature adds to the long list of features of the new models. LG's 2024 OLED TVs will of course retain all the popular features of the 2023 models, including Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support, DTS audio compatibility, and Wowcast for wireless audio connectivity with compatible speakers, as well as support for VRR and HDMI 2.1 QMS. And the gaming part, which now includes the ability to switch between 120 and 144 Hz.

webOS 24 and software commitment

LG TVs starting in 2024 are gearing up to include webOS 24, the latest update to its internal operating system. Although details are still scarce, LG is making a strong promise: 5 years of software updates for its 2024 TVs, plus some OLED models for 2022 and 2023. This update commitment is unprecedented for LG and guarantees users an extended lifespan for their devices, with new future features.

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With webOS 24, LG is enriching the connected ecosystem of its TVs By integrating Chromecast. This feature complements the already existing compatibility with Apple AirPlay 2, for streaming content from Android and iOS devices. Users will be able to easily share videos, photos and music on their LG TV from their mobile devices. In addition, the integration of Matter, the “new” global standard for the smart home, are the first building blocks of the new local ecosystem. Let's assume that 2023 was shy in implementing this standard that is supposed to simplify everything.

Obviously a lot of details are missing in the ads, prices and availability. In any case, we can't wait to see the first signs of improved performance. Let us note the significant improvements in the B4 range, which is very good for our portfolio.

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