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Monday, May 14, 2012
LG Google TV To Hit Shelves This Month
LG will offer live demonstrations of its upcoming Google TV models at Internet Week New York. The company's G2
series TVs will retail in the U.S. later this month.
Google TV allows viewers to access Google services on
LG's Smart TV with Google TV (G2 Series) combines the
Google services with the LG's new L9 dual-core chipset
and an easy to use interface.
The G2 Series TVs are the first Google TV models coming
to the U.S. market with a dual-core processor ? LG's L9
chipset based on the ARM architecture with a quad-core
graphics processing unit (GPU) - offering fast
processing speeds. The chipset powers the TV's Google TV
Search across the Web and live TV, allowing users to
quickly watch what they want, with little upload and lag
Through apps, LG Google TV offers access
Movies, YouTube, Chrome, and the Google Play Store.
The TV will also ship with LG's 5-mode Magic Remote with
QWERTY keyboard. In addition to a full keyboard, it
responds to gesture-based commands, similar to a Wii
remote, and offers scrolling as well as voice
recognition for simplified search capabilities. The
"Wheel" feature enables swift scrolling through Web
pages, various menus and applications - just like a PC -
allowing users to view content quicker. LG voice
recognition technology allows users to enter text in
search terms with voice commands.
The G2's user interface and Home Dashboard have been
designed for browsing and content selection. Content
menus can be customized for each user in their home.
Multi-tasking is also possible, as the search, social
networking and TV functions can be run simultaneously.
The G2 also features LG's CINEMA 3D technology, which
uses proprietary Film Patterned Retarder (FPR)
technology, to deliver Full HD 3D with battery-free and
lightweight glasses. Six pairs of 3D glasses are
included in the box.
The LED Backlighting (120Hz) G2 Series is expected to be
available online and from U.S. retailers later in May
in 47-inch (47.0-inch diagonal) and 55-inch (54.6-inch
diagonal) class sizes at $1,699.99 and $2,299.99
LG will decide whether to expand the offering to Europe
and Asia after reviewing sales performance in the U.S.