LG To Unveil New Refined Smart TV Lineup at CES 2013
December 31, 2012 10:12 AM
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My Interest Cards
Smart TVs to take center stage at CES 2013,
LG is on the verge of unveiling a new line of smart TVs at CES 2013. The company is prepared to unveil its CINEMA 3-D Smart TV line at the show. The TV series will offer easier content access and sharing along with an updated Magic Remote and simplified user interface.
Highlights of the new TV series will include an 84”
Ultra HD TV
and a 55” OLED TV.
One of the key features of the redesigned user interface from LG are My Interest Cards. These are folders were users can place apps and other content they enjoy to help organize their favorite things. LG has also redesigned and fine-tuned the Magic Remote. The remote has a pointer function, navigation wheel supports gestures, and supports voice-recognition. The Voice Mate software used for voice-recognition has been updated and is able to recognize the natural flow of speech.
The TVs will also support new connectivity options including WiDi and Miracast. The TVs will also support Tag On that immediately connects two devices for fast media sharing. That means users with smartphones supporting the technology will be able to hold the device against the NFC sticker on the Smart TV to transfer content.
“LG always strives to provide the most engaging, most convenient user experience to consumers all over the globe,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of the LG Home Entertainment Company. “We have been singularly uncompromising, both in developing and improving the LG Smart TV platform. As a result, we are confident the UX our 2013 models will shatter all expectations and demonstrate that LG has moved the medium of Smart TV forward.”
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12/31/2012 4:06:06 PM
I have a Samsung with the smart tv functionality. I used to use it before I got a PS3, but now I just use the PS3 for all my streaming needs. It works, its a little slower than the PS3 but not so much that I would never use it. I just found using the PS3 is easier because for some reason if I use the "smart tv" I can't change the screen ratio, which since I have a plasma I try to use as much of the screen as possible (I don't watch tv or play games on the tv, so all I watch is netflix and amazon prime).
It also helps that the tv links up with the PS3 automatically so I an use the tv remote to control the PS3. In fact it was funny because I had to get a charging cable for the ps3 controller recently since I hadn't used the actual controller in almost a year and it was completely dead (I switched back to PC gaming after the Steam deals from last christmas, since then I still have dozens of games I haven't finished playing yet. Steam is awesome).
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