Dolby Vision to get an upgrade on new LG OLED TVs

posted on Wednesday, 23rd February 2022 by Steve May

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LG is promising a Dolby Vision performance upgrade with its 2022 OLED and QNED TVs, thanks to the introduction of Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail.

The technology builds on an image enhancement technique developed by Dolby, called Dolby Vision Precision rendering. The technology is able to extract more contrast and subsequent detail from existing Dolby Vision content, but requires an extremely powerful processor to work.

LG’s latest Alpha 9 Gen 5 chipset has the brawn to do the job. Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail will feature on all of LG’s OLED and QNED screens running the Alpha 9 Gen 5 processor. The intriguing fact is that this update works with all Dolby Vision content.

At a preview of LG’s 2022 range, Inside CI was told that the contrast improvement reveals extra detail in darker scenes.

The Alpha 9 Gen 5 processor is the most powerful yet from the brand, and has been developed and optimised with OLED in mind.

During our session at LG, Inside CI also had the opportunity to get up close to both the G2 Gallery OLED and C2 OLED screens.

The 2022 G2 range features an upgraded Evo OLED panel, coupled with Brightness Boosting heat dissipation technology and improved picture algorithms. The brand’s C2 line are also branded Evo, benefitting from the processing power of the new Alpha 9 Gen 5 chipset.

Both models are hugely impressive. Viewed side by side, the new G2 exhibits a higher overall picture level, with brighter HDR peaks.

However, the differences between the two models are subtle rather than profound. Perhaps the bigger takeaway from our viewing session, is just how good the Alpha 9 Gen 5 processor is. A comparison between the C2 and 2021’s C1 showed significant improvements in overall brightness.

As a result, both the C2 and G2 can be considered good options for bright room viewing.

The new G2 may be intended for wall-mounting, but there will be an optional stand mount, which this year is a single, central Alpine design.

LG also confirmed to Inside CI that it will launch a dedicated OLED gaming monitor later this year, with UltraGear branding. The 48-inch screen will feature Display Port as well as HDMI V2.1 connectivity and have anti-glare technology, not used on any of its consumer TV models. It’s expected to appear in July.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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