LG Electronics is expanding its 2013 Google TV lineup to seven models in five screen sizes for 2013 ? including models featuring LG's CINEMA SCREEN design, the company announced today.
The extended LG Google TV lineup, which will be officially introduced at next month's 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, encompasses two model series (GA7900 and GA6400).
Google's latest platform and LG's redesigned Magic Qwerty Remote work together to enhance the effectiveness of Voice Search and the PrimeTime quick guide. The updated Home Dashboard is also offering streamlined access to video on-demand, such as HBO GO, content from YouTube and more apps. Additionally, the premium models will incorporate LG's advanced CINEMA SCREEN design for a modern finish.
The new Home Dashboard offers varied types of "cards" that act as folders to display apps and other content. The new "My Interest" Card can even display information including real-time weather and customizable news.
The entire user interface can be navigated using the redesigned Magic Qwerty Remote, which combines a complete keyboard with the benefits of the Magic Remote's point-and-click control. The enhanced natural language recognition incorporated in the revamped remote is a match with Google's search functionality so that broadcast TV or Internet content can be found with only one vocal command. For example, you can use search terms like "romantic comedy" to get results. You can also tell it to switch to a specific channel number, station or website with one voice command, eliminating extra scrolling and controller clicking.
The LG Smart TV with Google TV can also connect to a variety of devices wirelessly. The latest YouTube app update for Android, smart phones and tablets can be automatically paired with Google TV over the same home network via Wi-Fi, making it easy to send videos from your device to your TV with just the touch of one button. LG Google TV will also offer the OnLive app pre-installed, which transforms the TV into a gaming platform without the need for a separate console.
The updated Google TV features an embedded dual core CPU and allows the TruPicture XD Engine to process images more quickly. Also offering CINEMA 3D TV functionality, the LG Google TV employs FPR technology to give movie buffs and gamers a 3D effect.
The GA6400 series will be available in 42-, 47-, 50-, 55- and 60-inch class screen sizes (42.0-, 47.0-, 50.0-, 55.6- and 59.8-inch diagonals, respectively). LG applied its CINEMA SCREEN design to its 2013 premium GA7900 series (47- and 55-inch class screen sizes). This design further minimizes width of the bezel. Along with the LG Google TV's stand design, it integrates with interior design of a living room.