Is LG About To Change Smart TV OS?

LG To Change Smart TV Operating System? I was having a surf around a few “left field” sites that are sort of aligned to the Smart TV market and I came across this great article at a site called Gotta Be Mobile. It;s a really interesting look at how LG are “playing operating system the field” to try and get the best offering for their 2013 Smart TV range. I’m am a definite LG fan so I was particularly interested in this article, so here it is reprodcued in full with thanks to Gotta Be Mobile. It looks like LG, which had been a Google TV partner bringing the search giant’s mobile OS to its big HDTV screens, is now looking to switch allegiance and is favoring the Open webOS platform, which was born out of HP open-sourcing webOS post-Palm acquisition. Though webOS, which had debuted on the Palm Pre as a contender against Apple’s iPhone but was later eclipse by the popularity of Android as another challenger, was designed for smartphones, it looks like the scalable platform can be adopted for other users. Android itself has been touted as a scalable architecture that can be adapted for phones, TVs, appliances, cars, and other uses. In order for Open webOS to work–and for LG to be successful in the smart TV segment–apps and widgets would need to be ported to the platform, such as Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, and Vudu to name a few. According to reporting by webOS Nation, porting has already begun for these apps. One area that still needs to be addressed is said to be boot speed....

LG UD TV – 84 Inch Screen – First Sight!

LG UD TV – 84 Inch Screen Wow – we just got sent this amazing picture from the KES trade show in Korea. We don’t have ANY other news yet, so this is a very short article… but this is believed to be the public debut of the new (amazing new) LG UD TV – an 84 inch 3D screen that viewwers were absolutely wow’ed by. Curved Screen? And…is that a curved screen? Is this how to combat crosstalk (3D image blur)? We simply cannot WAIT to see one of these monsters in close up action and – obviously we’ll bring you more news as we get it here at Planet LED TV. With Sony, Samsung and Panasonic still moaning about OLED development costs and fighting amongst themselves, we have to ask…has LG stolen a march with the 84 Inch LG UD TV – could well...

LG 84 Inch UD 3D TV

LG UD TV LG are really pushing the boundaries of LED TV and 3D TV technology these days. In fact it’s our view that they firmly have market leadership in their sights. Their R & D is now excellent and they were first to market with OLED TV – now hot on it’s heels comes the first commercial “UD” or “Ultra Definition” T.V. This superb report from our chums at IT Online is well worth a read! LG Electronics (LG) will be bringing the world’s first 84-inch ultra definition (UD) 3D TV to this year’s IFA trade show in Berlin. LG’s UD 3D TV is the company’s response to growing consumer demand for larger, more immersive 3D screens with improved picture quality. LG further demonstrates its responsiveness to consumers’ desires by introducing a number of new smart features aimed at providing greater convenience and simplified interaction. The final result is a remarkable TV with an enormous 84-inch screen and innovative display technologies that collectively set a new standard for home entertainment. “We’re excited to be at the IFA 2012 and let European consumers have a first-hand look at just how spectacular our UD 3D TV is,” says Havis Kwon, president and CEO of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. An HD TV Technological Breakthrough “LG’s unprecedented UD 3D TV represents a technological breakthrough that sets a new industry yardstick. However, while UD resolution is the stand-out feature, we think people are also going to be really interested in the benefits of LG’s CINEMA 3D and Smart TV functions.” LG UD 3D TV boasts superb picture quality with 8-million pixels per...

LG OLED TV Secrets Stolen

By Vincent Teoh • Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 5:32 pm BST Samsung and LG Electronics’ plans for OLED TV domination have been dealt a major blow, as it transpired that some of their confidential technologies have been stolen and smuggled out of their manufacturing plants by employees of a subcontracted firm. It is likely that these pieces of top-secret information have got into the hands of rival TV makers, wiping out any advantage Samsung and LG had hoped to gain through their RD investment in OLED television technology. Samsung LG OLED TV secrets stolen leaked Six South Korean workers at Orbotech – an Israeli-based company which manufactures and supplies display inspection equipments – have been charged by prosecutors in Seoul for leaking key technologies used in the production of Samsung’s AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) and LG’s WOLED (white OLED) displays. These technologies are categorised as core national industrial technology under South Korean law. According to a prosecuting official, the suspects took photographs of circuit diagrams of the then-unannounced 55-inch OLED TVs on several occasions between November 2011 and January 2012 when they were given access to Samsung’s and LG’s premises for testing of Orbotech-supplied inspection equipments. The stolen images were saved on USB memory sticks which were then hidden in wallets, shoes and belts, and subsequently smuggled out. Prosecutors believe that these classified material have made their way into the hands of TV-making competitors in China and Taiwan through Orbotech’s branches in these regions. The chief accused in the case, a 36-year-old man surnamed Kim, had previously worked at BOE Technology Group, a Chinese display manufacturer. OLED is...

LG Electronics to release limited edition ‘king-size’ smart TV

LG UD TV Limited Edition LG Electronics plans to release a limited edition of its new ultra-definition, 3-D light-emitting diode smart television from July 20 to Aug. 20. 84 Inch Ultra Definition Screen Korea’s second largest consumer electronics company said that it will introduce the 84-inch LED TV model named 84LM9600, which is slightly bigger than the standard 2-meter-long king mattress. Targeting the premium TV market, LG’s ultra-definition LED TV offers four times as high resolution as full high-definition 1,920 by 1,080-size TVs, the company said in a press release. The smart TV is also equipped with a 2.2-channel sound system, providing three-dimensional surround sound with two stereo speakers and two woofer speakers. Choice Of Bevels Offering the product at 25 million won, LG Electronics will take domestic pre-orders for only 84 3-D smart TVs, which will come in platinum and monochrome, over the next month. The company, meanwhile, plans to display the premium product at COEX and other shopping centers in Seoul so that the public can experience its big 3-D smart TV that offers both the image and sound equivalent to what movie theaters offer. LG Electronics said that it will market the 84-inch smart TV in North and South America, Europe and Asian emerging markets sometime in the second half of this year after it sells the limited edition TVs. The global market for ultra-definition TVs will reach 2,900 sets this year, and increase to over 4 million in 2016, according to DisplaySearch, a display research firm. Currently, overseas broadcasters such as BBC in London and NHK in Japan are testing in ultra-definition TV broadcasting, while...

LG aims to win race in next-generation TV

LG OLED TV SEOUL: South Korea’s LG Electronics, long overshadowed by Samsung Electronics, is confident it can outpace its bigger rival in the race to dominate the world’s next-generation TV market. LG, the world’s second-largest TV maker after Samsung, believes its technology will give it the edge in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) sets, which are expected to drive the industry in the future. “We have been relatively slower in introducing new devices (than Samsung). But when it comes to OLED TV… we can run far faster than the rival,- said Ro Seog-Ho, executive vice-president of LG’s TV business. “I think there’s a very high chance that we can win this game,- he said in a recent interview. OLED televisions don’t require separate backlights and thus are thinner, consume about 20 per cent less power and offer a sharper picture than conventional flat-panel sets. 55 Inch Model An LG OLED model, 55 inches (140 cm) wide but just 0.16 inches (four mm) thick, was crowned best gadget of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, trumping a similar-size Samsung set. But manufacturers are still struggling to cut the cost of making the delicate panels in large quantities. LG and Samsung are set to begin sales of the OLED TVs in the latter half of this year but with price tags over $10,000. Market researcher iSuppli estimates just 34,000 global sales of OLED sets this year, possibly growing to 2.1 million sets in 2015. Red, green and blue Ro said LG’s version of the technology -” called white OLED -” would allow cheaper and faster mass-production of panels with...

LG 42LM620T 3D LED LCD TV U.K Review

LG 42 Inch Cinema Smart 3D TV HDTVTest run really great tests on all of the major LED TV brands and we are delighted that we are able to re-produce their brilliant insights here at Planet LED TV. If you’re of a technical “leaning” and want to really understand what drives your new (or intended) LED TV or 3D TV you really should check out these Guys. Today we run their test on the LG42LM620T – enjoy! LG Electronics isn’t a brand we see too much of here at HDTVTest, so we’re always happy to see their HDTVs come through for review. Today’s test subject is the LG 42LM620T, which boasts a 1920×1080 full HD panel (doesn’t every TV these days?), 4 HDMI inputs, a DVB-T2 (Freeview HD) tuner, and 3D support via the company’s passive technology (which its marketing people have cleverly called “Cinema 3D”). Like Panasonic’s LCDs, LG’s LCD televisions feature IPS panels, a type of LCD panel that typically does well with motion clarity and off-axis viewing quality (relative to other LCD types, that is), but doesn’t produce the deepest blacks on the market. These traits mean that IPS LCDs are a good choice for installation in very bright environments, where the latter weakness won’t be much of an issue. The Korean manufacturer has a truly gigantic range of LED LCD TVs available, with the 42LM620T sitting somewhere in the middle of the lineup. Truth be told, the spec sheets alone reveal more similarities than anything else, with the differences appearing to be with styling, the number of 3D glasses included in the box, whether or...

LG Believes It Can Win OLED TV Race Against Samsung

The OLED TV Race By Mike Wheatley • Tuesday, 10 July 2012, 12:45 pm BST LG Electronics believes that it’s well-positioned to finally overhaul arch-rival Samsung with its flat-screen OLED TV technology, and become the world’s biggest player in next-generation HDTV displays. The South Korean firm, which is the second-largest manufacturer of high-end TVs after Samsung, claims that its advances with organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology will give them a cutting edge that its rivals won’t be able to match for at least two years. LG believes it can win OLED TV race against Samsung The reason for LG’s new-found confidence? Its brand new, 55-inch 55EM960V OLED TV, which is barely half-an-inch thick, was named the best product out of all gadgets unveiled by the world’s leading electronics firms at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year. OLED display technology is expected to drive the premium television industry for the foreseeable future, yet with LG’s showpiece product costing around £7,000, doubts had been raised about whether the company can really give cross-town rival Samsung a run for its money. Speaking to Agence France Presse (AFP) earlier this week however, LG’s Vice President for TV Division Seog-Ho Ro insisted that the company has a very good chance of “winning the game”. By this, he meant that LG has every chance of overtaking Samsung as the leader in global television sales. The Seoul-headquartered conglomerate is confident it can secure the lion’s share of the OLED TV market, stating that it expects to sell over two million units in the next four years. Quite simply, LG believes that its...

LG Electronics eyeing ‘OLED’ TV, manager tells AFP

LG OLED TV News By Jung Ha-Won (AFP) – 19 hours ago SEOUL — South Korea’s LG Electronics, long overshadowed by Samsung Electronics, is confident it can outpace its bigger rival in the race to dominate the world’s next-generation TV market. LG, the world’s second-largest TV maker after Samsung, believes its technology will give it the edge in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) sets, which are expected to drive the industry in the future. “We have been relatively slower in introducing new devices (than Samsung). But when it comes to OLED TV… we can run far faster than the rival,” said Ro Seog-Ho, executive vice president of LG’s TV business. “I think there’s a very high chance that we can win this game,” he told AFP in a recent interview. OLED TVs don’t require separate backlights and thus are thinner, consume about 20 percent less power and offer a sharper picture than conventional flat-panel sets. An LG OLED model, 55 inches (140 cm) wide but just 0.16 inches (four mm) thick, was crowned best gadget of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, trumping a similar-size Samsung set. But manufacturers are still struggling to cut the cost of making the delicate panels in large quantities. LG and Samsung are set to begin sales of the OLED TVs in the latter half of this year but with price tags over $10,000. Market researcher iSuppli estimates just 34,000 global sales of OLED sets this year, possibly growing to 2.1 million sets in 2015. Ro said LG’s version of the technology — called white OLED — would allow cheaper and faster...

LG Products Recognized With International Design Excellence Awards

IDSA Honors LG 2012 Home Entertainment Products for Design Breakthroughs July 03, 2012 — ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics received accolades from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), earning multiple International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), the world’s premier product design competition. IDEA 2012 honorees include LG’s 55-inch OLED TV and LG’s CINEMA 3D Smart TV with Magic Remote. An LG concept product also was honored. This IDEA recognition follows on the heels of 12 LG products earning red dot design awards earlier this year and 14 being honored with iF awards, making LG one of the most recognized consumer electronics and appliance companies this design season. LG’s 55-inch OLED TV (Silver) The world’s slimmest 55-inch OLED TV from LG was first showcased at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, where it was recognized as the best new product of the year. At the World IT Show (WIS) in Seoul, it received the Republic of Korea Presidential Award for Multimedia Technology. With its 4mm Paper Slim design and light 10kg weight utilizing carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) and white, red, green and blue (WRGB) technology, LG’s OLED TV boasts 4-Color Pixels and a Color Refiner, for the most consistent, natural and accurate picture. LG’s 4-Color Pixel technology relies on a white sub-pixel to perfect the color output. This innovative WRGB technology sets LG’s OLED TV apart from conventional three-color RGB systems. Because it requires fewer layers, it is also the primary reason LG was able to reduce the TV’s thickness and weight. The CFRP that LG utilizes for the casing is a superior, high-quality material more...