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LG Previews Google TV At Internet Week

Combining the Power of Google Services with Superior TV Experience and Easy-to-Use Interface, LG's G2 TV Provides Consumers Next Generation Google TV

LG Google TVNEW YORK, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA is conducting live demonstrations of LG's highly anticipated Google TV models at Internet Week New York, which starts here today. LG's Smart TV with Google TV (G2 Series) combines the power of Google services with the speed of LG's new L9 dual-core chipset and a user-friendly interface for the next-generation Google TV experience. The event runs from May 14-17 at 82 Mercer Street in Manhattan.

"LG is excited to work with Google to bring Google services to TVs, making it easier for consumers to access a growing amount of content on the big screen," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. "This all-new TV series reflects our work as a company to deliver the latest technologies to consumers so that they have an immersive and interactive home entertainment experience."

LG's 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 ultra-fast processing speeds. The chipset powers the TV's highly powerful Google TV Search across the Web and live TV, allowing consumers to quickly watch what they want, with little upload and lag time.

Through the TV & Movies app, YouTube, Chrome, and the Google Play Store, the LG Google TV makes watching anything you want, no matter where it is, easy. The LG G2 with Google TV brings it all with superb broadcast picture quality. The L9 chipset also provides the power needed for LG's 5-mode Magic Remote with QWERTY keyboard.

The G2's Magic Remote with QWERTY keyboard offers a unique approach to the Google TV remote. 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 and more efficiently. LG voice recognition technology allows users to enter text in search terms with voice commands, speeding up the overall browsing experience.

The G2's user interface and Home Dashboard have been designed for convenient browsing and content selection. Consumers can also customize content menus for each user in their home, ensuring their favorite or most needed content is available with only a few clicks. Multi-tasking is also possible, as the search, social networking and TV functions can be run simultaneously.

To complete the user experience, the G2 also features LG's CINEMA 3D technology, which uses proprietary Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology, to deliver shutter free Full HD 3D with battery-free and lightweight glasses. Six pairs of 3D glasses are included in the box, making LG's Google TV ideal for viewing with a large group of family and friends when used in 3D mode.

LG Smart TV with Google TV (G2 Series) is expected to be available online and at regional 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 respectively. For more information, go to LGusa.com/G2.

*Internet connection & certain subscriptions required and sold separately. Content and services vary by product and are subject to change without notice.

Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice. LG LED TVs are LCD TVs with LED backlighting.

For a small percentage of the population, the viewing of stereoscopic 3D video may cause discomfort such as dizziness or nausea. If you experience any of these symptoms, discontinue using the 3D functionality and contact your health care provider. 3D glasses required and sold separately.

About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances and business solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company

The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a top global player in flat panel displays, audio players, video products, monitors, commercial displays and security systems for the consumer and commercial markets. LG's product areas include LCD and plasma televisions, LED LCD monitors, home theater systems, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio components, video players and plasma display panels. While focusing on creating feature-rich devices, the company is also pursuing stylish designs and pushing technological boundaries to improve the home entertainment experience. LG HE company is also a leader in providing commercial (or B2B) products such as digital signage, video conference system and IP security cameras.

SOURCE LG Electronics USA

Posted by Shane Sturgeon, May 15, 2012 9:34 PM

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Shane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.