FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When we expect to know the prices of 2020 models?
A: The MSRP prices are usually mentioned during the usual April launch event.
Q: When we expect the first reviews?
A: LG usually has an April launch event - units are sent to reviewers at the same time. So the first reviews are expected sometime during April-May.
Q: When we expect the lowest prices for 2020 models?
A: The price evolution is similar each year and you can see the graph in the "TV yearly-price-tv-deals price evolution.png" attachment.
Q: When we expect the first 2020 models to be available?
A: The 2020 models will be on the market earlier than the 2019 models. In the US, the expected launch dates are (for Value Electronics) :
Q: What is Dolby Vision IQ?
A: Dolby rolled out a new augmentation to its Dolby Vision HDR format called Dolby Vision IQ, which is designed to fix the problem that in some situations it can look too dark by automatically adjusting the picture in response to room brightness. Dolby Vision IQ isn't a separate picture mode, instead, it will be automatically engaged in the standard Dolby Vision setting (Dolby said if you don't want the image to react to room lighting you can disable the LG's ambient light sensor manually);
Q: What is Filmmaker Mode?
A: UHD Alliance's Filmmaker Mode is a separate mode designed to offer a picture that "maintains the creative intent" by disabling stuff like the soap opera effect. Filmmaker Mode does not exclude Dolby Vision HDR. Filmmaker Mode mode works by "disabling all post-processing (e.g. motion smoothing, etc.) and preserving the correct aspect ratios, colors and frame rates". Filmmaker Mode can be enabled in one of two ways: either automatically or with a dedicated button on the remote. To work automatically, the content itself needs metadata that tells the TV to turn on the mode, and for that to happen service providers like Netflix and Apple iTunes need to be on board.