Originally Posted by Morning5
Originally Posted by slacker711
The power consumption numbers are different enough that it is very unlikely that it is the same panel.
According to the spec sheet linked above:
"LG’s ULTRA HD 4K
TV’s with 10-bit color depth display over 1 billion colors"
I think people are confusing the improvements made on the new 4K panels with the old 1080p models. The same is probably true of the 240Hz modes or increases in brightness.
I'm very skeptical they've made any changes to the 1080p panel. I think it's just a cost-reduced version of the 9800 (minus transparent speakers, etc.) and updated for webos. I mean why bother when going forward they will probably need to sell 4K exclusively to compete with cheap 4K LCD. The 1080p models will likely be phased out.
The energy star power rating difference could mean anything. Changes to firmware, ABL behavior, different CPU, different power supply, power saving modes, etc. It's inconclusive to me.
240Hz if true, also does not imply BFI in any way. It could just mean more frames of interpolation. In any case, there is no mention of improved motion in any official specs I've seen. In fact, they removed claims of 0.01ms superior clear motion like they had on the older 9800 features page - likely because real-world differences to LCD were non existent in professional reviews.