CES 23 > Oled TV LG G3, updated specifications and photos

As announced in our columns three weeks ago (see our CES 23 news > LG G3 Oled TV, MLA technology for a +70% light peak on 55''/65'' and 77'' panels ), the Korean manufacturer claims via a press release in the preamble to the CES show in Las Vegas 2023, a light peak up +70% on its LG OLEDG3 TV series for 2023. On this occasion, LG also specifies some specifications and the TV design with some visuals.

We repeat, be careful, this figure of +70% for the peak light of a TV equipped with the MLA (Micro Lenses Array) process (see below) is compared to the LG A3 or LG B3 Oled TV series, more or less identical to the LG A2 and LG B2 Oled TV series. This means about a gain of +20% compared to an LG G2 equipped with an EX panel, a value far from low. Thus, according to an LG official, the peak could exceed 2,000 nits and more than 230 nits for a 100% white screen. Needless to say that, following the manufacturer's previous announcements for its previous TV ranges, it will be a question of verifying these statements on the spot. And also check, if this value is confirmed or almost, if it can be used for displaying HDR content (see for example if it can be displayed beyond a few seconds).

It is also important to note that LG does not yet use, in its pre-CES communication, the term Micro Lenses Array but the title "new light control architecture as well as light to increase the brightness up to 70%”. No doubt the manufacturer reserves this name for its CES 2023 press conference scheduled for January 4 at 5:00 p.m. French time.

LG G3 MLA Oled TV, microlens technology As a reminder, the MLA process (initially called Metal Illuminated Lens Array, see our LG Display news reacts to QD Oled Samsung Display technology with an Oled Smart TV offering 2,000 nits) lies in the addition on the Oled TV panel of a micro -lenses whose purpose is to optimize the path of the light generated by the diodes, to direct it in its entirety outwards, ie on the slab side. Thus, if when leaving the factory a classic OLED panel displays a luminous peak of approximately 800 nits and an OLED EX approximately 1,000 nits, a panel equipped with micro-lenses should reach a peak of 1,100/1,200 nits. Another positive point, this better luminous efficiency would also have repercussions on energy efficiency, again improving, for lower final consumption (see our news published last May, already: LG Display is experimenting with a process to increase the 20% Oled brightness). Slightly negative point, these micro-lenses, directives, imply a lesser angle of vision. But nothing too bad according to our information.

LG G3 MLA Oled TV, only on the 55''/65'' and 77'' diagonals

As we announced in our previous news on the LG G3 series, the MLA process will not concern all the diagonals of the LG G3 Oled TV series. If the 55'' (140 cm), 65'' (165 cm) and 77'' (196 cm) models will benefit from it, the 83'' (211 cm) and 97'' (246 cm) models will not. In any case, as we anticipated through a previous news published on the occasion of the IFA Berlin 2022 show last September (see our IFA 22 news > Oled TV panel, LG Display announces a new generation 2023), the teaser orchestrated by LG on its stand announcing a new generation of Oled panels for 2023 (see photo above) therefore concerns the integration of MLA technology.

LG G3 MLA Oled TV, other specs in bulk

Finally, the LG press release gives some information on the other technical characteristics of the LG G3 TVs. On the menu, the expected Alpha 9 Gen 6 processor, successor to the Alpha 9 Gen 5, an AI Sound Pro sound section capable of creating a virtual sound environment in 9.1.2, a One Wall design implemented via an unprecedented wall mount for completely sticking the screen to the wall, a completely redesigned webOS 23 Smart TV interface now called All New Home for ever greater customization according to the user's wishes. It will be possible to group and easily access the contents according to their theme. We also note the certification with the recent Matter home automation standard. Similarly, in 2023, HDMI 2.1 connectors will benefit from the QMS function announced in 2017 for the 2.1 standard (see our news item HDMI 2.1 standard, welcome official additions, technical and ergonomic), eliminating black screens when switching from one HDMI source to another.

Finally, the Wow Orchestra technology also announced in our columns at the beginning of December (see our CES 23 news > LG 2023 soundbar, new Wow Orchestra function competing with the Q‑Symphony Samsung). For the rest, we find all the equipment of the LG G2 TVs, except for the HDR Dolby Vision Precision Detail function which disappears from the shelves. It should be noted that this disappearance does not seem to be a will of LG, but directly of Dolby Laboratories which would no longer offer it.