Several weeks ago we had the chance to stumble upon a “pre-release” picture of LG’s up-coming flagship TV, the LW9500. And just a few moments ago we received an email from LG with all the details we were looking for on this new series of smart TVs.
With none less than ten new TVs (LED, LCD and PDP as well as 2D and 2D/3D ones), including the LK530, LV3700, LV5500, LW5600, LW6500, LW7700, LW9500, LW9700, PZ750 and PZ950, LG’s goal for CES is to bring smarter and better TV to us all.
The key words here is uncluttered Home Dashboard, All Connected TVs with Desktop like Web browser and online VOD services including the obvious Netflix or CinemaNow services, but also with Media-Link allowing people to easily connect their TV to external devices like DLNA ones or even your average HDD to let you access all kind of media stored in it. But also Facebook, Twitter, NetCast…
Also it worth noticing that the LW9500 comes the company Magic Motion remote control, which enables cursor-based navigation through the Home Dashboard interface
Read more: http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/01/03/tv.supports.netflix.cinemanow/#ixzz1A36S1haD
Needless to say that the LW9500 (picture below) just look stunning, I am quite found of their design! Hope we will see such TVs here in Japan as well.
SEOUL, Jan. 4, 2011 – LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its new range of Smart TV products at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8205) in Las Vegas. With functions that make it easy to access the full array of premium online content and LG Apps, the selection includes FULL LED 3D TVs, a CINEMA 3DTM TV, and a Plasma 3D TV.
“LG Smart TVs embody the most advanced technology on any internet-linked TVs, providing users with endless entertainment options,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Home Entertainment Company. “By listening to our consumers, we’ve made Smart TV so easy and simple to use that every family member can experience the benefits of advanced TV technology today, not in the distant future.”
One of the features that makes LG Smart TV so easy is its simple, uncluttered Home Dashboard. With just four main sections – TV Live, Premium Content, TV Apps and Launcher Bar – the Home Dashboard ensures that viewers are never more than a few clicks from Smart TV’s practically limitless content.
While many remote controls have become as cluttered with buttons as PC keyboards, LG has gone the other route and stripped the remote down to its absolute basics. With the Magic Motion Remote Control, viewers just need to move a cursor onto a desired option and click to activate their choice.
LG’s Smart TV also provides instant access to an outstanding range of content, both from premium global providers such as Netflix and CinemaNow and specially selected regional content companies. In addition, the custom-made LG Apps offer everything from games to educational courses with a range of options that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
LG’s Smart Share function allows users to wirelessly stream content from their PCs and other compatible devices for viewing on their television screen. Through Smart Share, users can also take advantage of N-Screen, which lets them select their preferred viewing environment. Smart Share also includes Media Link, which provides additional information, such as cover art or liner notes, for content being streamed.
Additionally, the platform includes Web Browser so users no longer need to turn on their laptop to access the internet. With this feature, news, reviews and a host of other content can be viewed on the television screen. (Web Browser available on LG Smart TV models and LG Smart TV Upgrader only).
LG Smart TV is available on a range of LG’s new LED, LCD and Plasma HDTVs, including: LK530, LV3700, LV5500, LW5600, LW6500, LW7700, LW9500, LW9700, PZ750 and PZ950.