Sep 17 2016
According to LG, OLEDs are incredibly fast as each pixel can, theoretically, change colour tone in less than 0.01 ms, much faster than any LCD panel can at present. That makes OLED perfect for HFR, says LG.
This is what LG is demonstrating at IFA 2016 in Berlin. We spoke to LG about it before IFA started and a spokesperson told us that LG is using specialized OLED panels that can best be described as prototypes. To enable HFR the picture processing engine also has been upgraded to support 100/120 frames per second from the input signal to the output picture.
LG is combining HFR with HDR and Ultra HD resolution to show how current and future picture developments will improve the viewing experience.
The current 2016 OLED TVs from LG do not support HFR and cannot be updated to do so. We asked LG about its plans for HFR but were told that the company cannot comment on future products. However, LG says that it is demonstrating the technology at IFA because HFR is now technically possible on consumer OLEDs.
High Frame Rate
HFR stands for “High Frame Rate”. HFR is the ability to reproduce 100 or 120 frames per second for extremely smooth video.
For many years, films have been shot in 24 frames per second. That may sound quite low compared to modern standards, though many in the film industry argue that it helps give films the special “movie look”. TV programmes are usually recorded in 25 or 30 frames per second, and console games are rendered in up to 60 frames per second.