Following on from our story yesterday about retailers listing LG’s 2022 range even before the range and pricing is revealed to the media, today’s the day, and there’s even more TVs than we found, and a really strong Quantum Dot and OLED strategy at play for LG this year.
From $1,079 right up to $59,999 (or $129,999 if you win lotto and want the Rollable OLED they offer), there’s something for everyone this year.
42 different models, it’s a phenomenal lineup of TVs with LG pushing their range into the premium space more and more with a wider QNED offering this year.
While last year QNED was the name we used to describe LG’s Mini LED TVs, this year, QNED is a range with models both edge lit, full array and Mini LED.
Tony Brown from LG says “At LG Electronics, we are passionate about connecting Australians to bigger, better, brighter viewing experiences. Over the last two years, we have seen a huge surge in demand for premium content and as we head into a new era of living in 2022, our TV line-up further supports consumer home entertainment needs.
“This year, we are not only continuing our leadership in OLED technology but also as a TV category leader. Through new technologies, form factors and sizes, LG TV products cater to all Australians’ home entertainment passions – whether that be movies, sports, gaming or design.”
OLED remains a massive area for LG. Australian sales were doubled last year, and with with 9 years of leadership in the space its unrivalled for picture quality, though many have questioned its brightness levels over the years.
LG say that “issue” is no more, with the “G” Gallery series OLED TVs 30% brighter than last year, and the C2 series 20% brighter.
LG’s 8K OLED TVs are the top of the pops, the 88 inch coming in at $59,999, but it’s the ART series that is the standout at $17,999 and likely to be far less by the end of the year. This TV sits on the floor, leans against the wall and has a fabric cover that automatically slides down when powered on. It’s quite a nice unit, though I think more likely suited to an Eastern Suburbs home than mine.
Here’s the full range, and all the recommended retail prices for the LG TVs in 2022. Expect actual retail prices to be lower at launch as always.
LG OLED Z2 Pricing
This is the top of the pops, the 8K OLED range, rightly only available in go-big or go-home sizes.
LG ART90 OLED Pricing
Leaning up against your wall, the ART90 series is something very different.
LG OLED G2 Pricing
A Gallery TV has a more evenly distributed width, so it hangs nicer on the wall, and has the EVO panel with a 6mm border around the screen.
For me, this is the pick of the range – if you can afford it.
LG OLED C2 Pricing
The sweet spot in the OLED range. Dolby Vision with the new Precision Detail feature, great for gaming with HDMI 2.1, brightness booster on the 55-83 inch models and an Always Ready mode for display when the TV is off.
This is where we’ll see the most aggressive pricing wars in retail.
LG OLED A2 Pricing
The A2 OLED doesn’t have the same level of brightness, it has an older processor, but is still a cracking great OLED screen. Perfect for Sports fans who might not be gamers.
LG QNED99 8K Pricing
MiniLED Backlighting here along with 8K resolution and WiFi 6 the 99 series is go-big or go-home with great quality on a stepped down budget.
LG QNED91 Pricing
The 91 series QNED is still Mini LED, but without the Alpha 9 processor, but is a cracking great TV for movie lovers and the picture quality rivals OLED in a big way.
LG QNED85 Pricing
While still a Mini LED I think on this there are far less “zones” of Mini LEDs being controlled but you do get Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, just not the Always Ready mode or the level of brightness and colour control of those above.
LG QNED80 Pricing
This is NOT a Mini LED TV – this is edge-lit LED so it’s the simple approach, but it does have Quantum Dot and Nanocell technology to ensure the colour is as wide ranging as possible.
LG NANO75 Pricing
A more traditional TV without the bells and whistles, other than the NanoCell coating for colour improvement, this is a value offer with a step up in quality from the base.
LG 4K UHD Pricing
These are your bog-standard entry-level 4K TVs from LG, the 86 inch at $4k will clearly be far less in retail and will be a compelling offer for many.