At this weeks CES? 2018 show, LG Electronics unveiled its 2018 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TVS.

LG raised the home entertainment experience to another level with the introduction of LG ThinQ? artificial intelligence (AI), an advanced image processor, and?Control4? SDDP technology.

How do the new LG TV features benefit you?

LG ThinQ allows the implementation of hundreds of voice requests utilizing the company?s own webOS smart TV platform as well as third-party AI services. Now you can tell your TV what you want it to do, instead of having to push buttons.

For increased picture quality, LG?s 2018 OLED (including the LG SIGNATURE OLED W8 ?Picture on Wall? and E8 ?Picture on Glass? series) and SUPER UHD TVs support Advanced HDR by Technicolor.

This builds on a legacy of supporting all major HDR formats for access to the largest spectrum of high-quality HDR content available ? from the premium Dolby VisionTM to HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log- Gamma).

The new LG HDTVs will feature Control4? Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) technology. The integration of the Control4 SDDP technology provides LG the ability to offer you automation-ready televisions.

The addition of Control4 SDDP technology to our 2018 LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs will make integration with a Control4 system easy and seamless for installers for a great connected home experience.

Tim Alessi, head of product marketing at LG Electronics USA

So what does it mean to have a Control4 ?automation-ready? LG TV?

Control4 Corporation is a leading provider of control and automation solutions for the connected home.? Via Control4 technology, products like flat-panel TVs, projectors, security cameras, alarm panels, audio/video receivers, and other network-aware products can be easily integrated into your smart and connected homes.

The addition of Control4 SDDP technology to our 2018 LG OLED and SUPER UHD TV

credit: control4.com

Control4? Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) is software that is built into a manufacturer?s product to make integration with a Control4 system easy and seamless. Incorporating Control4 SDDP technology into new products is a great way for LG to easily enter the rapidly growing home and commercial automation industry.

The integration of exciting new products like the 2018 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TVs into Control4 projects delivers an exceptional experience for both the dealer and the consumer. Control4 is dedicated to providing our dealers with the flexibility to include the very best consumer electronics, seamlessly, into a Control4 smart home. Our partnership with LG further exemplifies our commitment.

Jeff Dungan, Sr. Vice President of Business Development for Control4

With SDDP, the Control4 home automation system automatically finds, identifies, authenticates, adds and connects the SDDP-enabled LG HDTVs nearly instantaneously during initial installation.

Dramatically reducing the complexity and configuration time, and reducing any potential incompatibility with other devices.

What do you think about the new features of the 2018 LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs?

Are you excited about the addition of the LG ThinQ? artificial intelligence? Impressed by the new image processor?

Do you see the addition of Control4 SDDP technology as a benefit?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below

About Control4

Control4 is a leading global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and provides families more peace of mind.

Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected devices. The Control4 platform operates with nearly 11,000 third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices will work together.

Control4 is now available in 100 countries. Leveraging a professional distribution channel that includes over 5,500 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell the full- line of Control4 products, Pakedge branded networking solutions and Triad Speakers, Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.

About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $48 billion global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications. LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme.

David Clark

David Clark

I am the founder of CurvedView.com and you could say televisions are not only a personal passion but a career. I know the ins and outs of the TV industry. I have been in the electronics industry for more years than I would like to admit. I’ve worked with a couple of the major TV manufacturers and international electronics retailers. I will provide you with the information you need to make a smart decision when buying your next TV and accessories.