At IFA LG unveiled their new flagship LEX8 that will be one of the most exclusive and high-end TVs on the market. We visited LG at their booth. Here are our impressions with LEX8 and the new very promising Nano technology.
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LG Nano LEX8 impressions
LG LEX8 is very slim and one of the slimmest on the market measuring just 0.88 cm (0.35 inches). But what is far more interesting is the innovation that LG has integrated in LEX8. Learn more about LG LEX8 in this article.
Typically, very thin TVs means that the LEDs are positioned at the edges of the panel and therefore no local dimming is enabled. With the Nano LED technology LG has developed a very slim direct LED solution that also enables local dimming in 288 (on the 55 inch model) zones.
Some LEX8 made this impressive display wall
This is made possible because of the new Nano structure where LG has added an extremely thin filter in which LEDs are mounted. The filter has very tiny nano-size (hence the name Nano) holes to distribute light evenly onto the LCD panel and these small holes are controlled in zones. And because local dimming is active LEX8 can reproduce extremely deep blacks and at the same time reproduce high brightness in other parts of the image.
The picture quality looked very promising but we don’t want to say too much based on these demonstrations. One thing we did notice, however, was that black level was extremely deep and intense.
LEX8 also has a range of other technologies such as 3D, 400/480 Hz TruMotion, scanning backlights, Infinite Contrast Ratio and Pixel Micro Control.
The TV is extremely thin, measuring just 0.88 cm in depth. The frame around the panel is also very slim supporting LGs Infinia borderless philosophy. However, most of the controller electronics is located in the stand that is fixed.
At IFA LG said that they working on a wireless solution based on the Wireless AV Link technology to hide the stand and still get a very slim TV, but nothing official here yet. Check out the LG presentation video below, too.
Coming in 2010/2011
LEX8 will be LG's most exclusive model and therefore also the most expensive. It will be available in 47 and 55 inches.
LEX8 will be available in the US and the five largest Europe markets in late 2010 or early 2011. The LEX8 product launch will follow in most other countries in the first or second quarter of 2011. We can't wait.