As social distancing has become our “new normal”, more people are beginning to get comfortable with being home bodies, us included. While we are on that actually, there’s a silver lining for those of us getting comfortable within the confines of their houses: the home cinema.
It’s interesting to also note that increased spending on home entertainment has become an emerging global trend, led by Gen Z and millennials, likely fuelled by the desire for better at-home experiences. It therefore comes as no surprise that in 2020, 72% of home viewers in the US spent more money on entertainment content.
LG, who have by the way announced their 2021 TV line-up (launching our our shores in the second quarter of 2021), are firmly one of the leading brands to have benefitted the most. The brand’s line-up features a comprehensive collection of new OLED, QNED, Mini LED and NanoCell TVs. Here’s some of what us (movie-lovers) have to look forward to from LG this year.
Quality and contrast
LG’s 2021 range of OLED TVs (series Z1, G1, C1, B1, A1) are a marvel to look at with strikingly slim designs that complement any décor. In the LCD TV category, LG’s first ever QNED Mini LED TVs have also taken picture quality to a new level. But the range doesn’t stop there. The new NanoCell 8K and 4K TV offerings provide the greatest number of options, with a large selection of 8K (models NANO99, NANO 95) and 4K range (models NANO90, NANO85, NANO80, NANO77, NANO75) units to choose from.
All models feature LG NanoCell display technology, which uses nanoparticles to filter out colour impurities, resulting in lifelike images that draw the viewer deeper into their favourite movies and shows. We thought nanotechnology was the stuff of the future, but now it’s in our televisions.
Innovations in sound
Of course, a great movie experience should also include surround sound, but there’s surround sound, and then there’s 3D surround sound. The difference is certainly worth knowing, as the advent of Dolby Atmos has revolutionised the cinematic sound experience, making movies more immersive and placing the audience right in the middle of a scene.
LG’s QP5 Éclair, launched at CES this year, offers a high-quality sound experience in a small package. You can even have full surround sound by linking LG’s XBOOMGO Bluetooth speakers together. LG’s SN11 soundbar, on the other hand, provides every possible sound channel you could want in a 3D surround sound setup (7.1.4 or twelve channels in total).
More to love in 2021 with LG
Television hardware is not only getting better, but the software inside the TVs is also getting smarter. LG’s Dolby Vision IQ can intelligently adjust contrast ratios based on the genre of the movie or show and the brightness of your room, plus the award-winning Filmmaker Mode allows audiences to watch films the way their creators intended, rather than having to change a variety of settings themselves.
Thanks to the continued innovations in home entertainment, there’s a lot more to love in the world of home entertainment this year. With cinemas moving to the living room, perhaps social distancing isn’t so bad after all?
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