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LG’s 2013 Google TV sets to come in more sizes, fresher designs

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

LG's 2013 Google TV sets to come in more sizes, sleeker looks

LG only experimented with a Google TV lineup in 2012; for 2013, it’s committing to the concept in earnest. The 47- and 55-inch sizes we know today should be joined by 42-, 50- and 60-inch models that cater both to frugal viewers and those who like to live large. We should also see the spruced-up designs that come with yearly updates, including newer zero-bezel frames and distinctive stands. We’re less surprised by input and software updates — all of the new screens will ship with voice-enabled Google TV and OnLive support from the get-go, and the company’s multi-talented Magic Remote is making its return. LG is remaining coy on further details beyond promising a release sometime in the first half of 2013, although there’s a good chance we’ll know more in Las Vegas.

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LG’s Google TV-enabled sets coming to US end of May

Monday, May 7th, 2012

LG's Google TV-enabled sets coming to US end of May

LG revealed two Google-loaded TVs at CES, but never gave us prices or told us when these LED models might dangle their skinny bezels in stores. In briefings at Google last week, we heard that the 47-incher (47G2) and 55-incher (55G2) would sell for 99 and 99 respectively — although Amazon already has them listed significantly cheaper than that. Now, to complete the jigsaw, Reuters has quoted LG exec Ro Seogho as saying that these Google TVs will ship in the US from May 21st. In the meantime, check out our hands-on from Las Vegas, because that new QWERTY-equipped Magic Motion remote is especially enticing.

LG’s Google TV-enabled sets coming to US end of May originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 07 May 2012 03:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Pirates of the Caribbean Blu-ray combo arrives October 18th in two, five or 15 disc sets

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Three years after the first three movies were released on Blu-ray as a combo, the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, On Stranger Tides, is ready to come home. Expect it in multiple forms, from a simple two disc combo with the movie on Blu-ray and DVD to a five disc pack that throws in a Blu-ray 3D edition and another Blu-ray full of extras, and finally the big daddy 15-disc Pirate’s Chest Limited Collectors Edition (pictured above) that contains all four movies, a never before seen short film and more. All Blu-ray editions include a Disney Second Screen tie-in like the one seen on Bambi and Tron: Legacy, if you’re wondering what else is in store check after the break for the press release with all the details, and one of the bonus clips.

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LG trots out ultraslim Nano Full LED TVs, polarized Cinema 3D sets

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

The never-ending battle between active and polarizing 3D alternatives still isn’t anywhere near its impossible-to-determine finale, but it’s pretty clear that LG’s intent on supporting the latter. Those who aren’t fazed by losing resolution so long as batteries aren’t required in their 3D glasses should be elated to hear of the outfit’s latest Cinema 3D sets, with the 32-inch 32LW5700, 42-inch 42LW5700 and 47-inch 47LW5700 pushing three-dee down to smaller scale displays. We’ve never been particularly fond of the 3D effect on bedroom-sized panels, but those looking for something a bit less gargantuan may beg to differ. The trio will support USB HDD recording, an integrated tuner, and of course, the inclusion of an IPS panel should make both 2D and 3D images alike look downright ravishing. Those fine to settle for the way we’ve always watched TV can opt for the 2D-only 47LZ9600 (47-inch) / 55LZ9600 (55-inch), both clocking in at 8.8mm thick and offering a native 1080p resolution, a built-in TV tuner and support for USB recording. The whole lot is expected to hit Japan later this month, with other dignified nations to surely follow suit shortly.

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HDTV Sets Turn Green

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

No, this is not an announcement of a major recall. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) commissioned a study of energy use by flat panel HDTVs, covering 13″ to 65″ LCDs and 42″ to 65″ plasma sets. According to a press release, the results indicate that power consumption of LCD sets when in use dropped 63% from 2003 to 2010. Standby power use for LCDs dropped 87% from 2004 to 2010. Plasma posted impressive gains as well, dropping 41% of active power and 85% of standby power use from 2008 to 2010.

Some of the gains for LCD sets can be attributed to the growing use of LEDs as backlights instead of the traditional fluorescent tubes. Plasma technology has improved so that more ultraviolet light is produced in each cell, resulting in more light for less power.

Now, you need to consider the source when looking at these results. The CEA is an unabashed cheerleader for the manufacturers, so it would be a surprise if the report didn’t paint a favorable picture. For example, the press release states that “the power consumption of the average TV sold in 2010 consumes less energy than a 100 watt incandescent light bulb and less power than what is needed to light a typical living room.” Now, that may seem impressive if you’re thinking about a 42″ HDTV, but I suspect that the “average TV sold in 2010″ was somewhat smaller than that, and the 100 watt draw would seem reasonable for something like a 32″ set. I also did not see an explanation for why the LCD figures started with 2004, but the plasma figures didn’t start until 2008. If you want to check out the report for yourself, here’s the link: http://www.ce.org/PDF/PowerConsumptionTrends.pdf.

Even considering the source, however, it’s clear that great strides have been made to cut down the energy consumption of flat panel HDTVs. And no matter how you slice it, that’s a good thing.

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LG parading 31-inch OLED TV among other sets at IFA 2010

Friday, August 20th, 2010

We’ve been tracking LG OLED TV production rumors for nearly as long as Bieber’s been alive, and recently got wind that their ultra-thin 7mm LED TV would be appearing at IFA this year, but now more news has materialized. According to OLED-Display, the company plans to show a new 31-inch OLED television prototype in addition to confidence-compensating 72-inch 3D LED TV. Sadly, other critical details like resolution and pricing are nowhere to be found, but considering the company’s 15-inch EL9500 OLED — which we’re still waiting for stateside — is selling for close to ,400 in the UK, it’s fair to assume a model double in size will be a Kanye-level extravagance. Seeing a larger OLED example before 2011 though will be a step in the right direction for LG, and appears to fall in line with the company’s own rollout predictions.

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OSRAM Sets a Milestone in Developing OLED Technology

Sunday, July 4th, 2010


OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has set an important milestone in developing OLED technology. The OLED prototypes that OSRAM has developed as part of a research project are large transparent light sources only a few hundred micrometers thick.

Thanks to new technology these organic light emitting diodes do not need separate encapsulation and can be made incredibly thin in any layout.

The transparent test samples have a luminous area of 210 cm² and are already showing the enormous potential of OLED light sources.

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