Archive forApril, 2010

Win tickets to Grand Designs Live!

April 29th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
 
We are giving away 4 pairs of tickets to this year’s Grand Designs Live show at the ExCel Centre in London from the 1st to the 9th of May. This is the perfect opportunity to catch up with LG’s upcoming 2010 range of TVs in one place. This includes the LX9900 active shutter 3D TV, the LD950 passive 3D TV, the EL9500 OLED, the flagship PK990 plasma TV and many more. The TVs will be set up to show how they would best be utilized in the home as both a great piece of technology as well as a stylish addition...
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The LG Cookie Fresh GS290 is released today!

April 29th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
 
It seems like only yesterday that we posted the first reviews of the new LG Cookie Fresh phone, mainly because it was. Well we have more news on the Cookie Fresh that reached our inbox mere minutes ago. The big news is that the Cookie Fresh is released TODAY! It’s available shortly at: Vodafone Virgin Tesco Phones4u Follow the link for reviews and full specs of the Cookie...
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The first reviews of the LG Cookie Fresh are in

April 28th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
 
A few months ago we had an advanced look at the LG Cookie Fresh phone, the successor to the original LG Cookie KP500 phone that sold over ten million units worldwide. We concluded that it was a good entry-level phone with plenty of decent features including an effective integrated social networking tool. Well you no longer have to take my word for it as both mobilechoiceuk and Which? have both posted reviews of the pre-production sample. Here’s a quick recap of the specifications for those who missed them the first time round: 3.0” WQVGA touchscreen 2.0MP camera MP3 player Micro SD support Bluetooth™ USB 2.0 3.5 mm headphone jack Easily...
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LG Optimus phone Primed to take on the UK Smartphone market

April 27th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
 
After the successful release of the GW620 InTouch Max, LG have announced the release of their next Android phone for release in the UK. The LG GT540 Optimus phone is lined up for a May release and looks to pick up where the InTouch Max left off, with upgrades including Android 1.6 and Bluetooth 2.1 included. The LG Optimus is the ideal phone for those new to Android and smartphones in general. “LG Optimus is the ideal choice for early smartphone users who expect all the features of smartphones without the complexity,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG...
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Life’s Good at the LG Home!

April 27th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
 

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Last week LG held an exclusive lifestyle event at the Haymarket Hotel’s Town House just off London’s Trafalgar Square to showcase their forthcoming home entertainment solutions for the press and a few lucky members of the public.

The event was designed to showcase how LG’s latest home entertainment solutions would look and could be used to maximum effect in your home. This included two themed evenings – one for the ladies and one for the lads with cocktails and beer tasting respectively, amongst other great treats for the lucky attendees. We will have videos of the ladies and lads nights up soon so you can see all the excellent things LG had to treat their lads and ladies, as well as highlights of the great home entertainment solutions being shown off.

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Each room in the house was kitted out with a different home entertainment scenario to reflect how it could look in the home. This included the water-resistant EL9500 OLED TV shown in the bathroom, the stylish LX9900 Full LED active 3DTV in the living room with 3D Blu-Ray for the ideal home cinema set up, and the LD950 passive 3DTV in the kids bedroom with an Xbox360 playing Avatar the game in 3D!

We will have individual in-depth write ups of rooms and themed evenings coming soon to the LG Blog, looking at each home entertainment solution and its technology one at a time.

Our photos from the event are available here

Follow the links below for more information on some of the products showcased at the event:

PK990 Plasma TV

OLED

LE7900

LG’s 3D solutions

Win the chance to play live at the LG Arena Birmingham

April 25th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
 

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Everyone has dreamed of being a rockstar at some point in their lives. Performing in front of an audience of thousands of adoring people is nothing more than a dream for most of us, but LG are giving you the chance to make this dream a reality…

The LG Arena are giving you the opportunity to warm up the crowd in the forumLIVE area at the LG Arena, before the headline acts take to the Arena stage. These musicians include Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood on the 18th of May, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits on the 23rd of May (his first UK tour in two years!) and the international superstar that is John Mayer on the 24th of May.

To enter simply follow the link to the Facebook group below. From there upload an audio or videoclip of you performing and a number of the best performers, judged by an internal panel at The NEC Group will get to play at one of the selected dates.

For your chance to warm up the crowd at the LG Arena Birmingham enter the competition here

Follow the link for more information on the LG Arena Birmingham

For advice for unsigned bands/artists check out rocklinks.co.uk

CNET UK review the PK590 Plasma TV

April 20th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
 
CNET UK have reviewed the 50inch LG PK590 Plasma TV awarding it an impressive 9 out of 10. The reviewer highlights the design, picture quality, easy menu system and competitive price as strengths. Whilst saying the main problem with the PK590 is the bass level on the speakers. The final judgement reads as follows: “We really love this TV. For a sensible price, you get a 50-inch 1080p TV with excellent picture quality, THX modes and calibration options mean you can set it up perfectly for your living room. We love the media playback from USB, which works brilliantly. The only things we...
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LG named 7th most innovative company by Business Week

April 19th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
 
LG have been named the 7th most innovative company in Business Week magazine’s annual “50 Most Innovative Companies” story. In last years poll LG came in at 27th, so this is an impressive increase of 20 places in one year, placing LG ahead of any of their main competitors. With a circulation of just under one million and a history dating back to its first issue in 1929, this is a big accolade from a well-known and respected publication. LG is being recognized for their innovations not only in their products, but also within the company structure. Over the last year LG have...
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3D viewing – an explanation

April 15th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
 
Avatar has had a massive impact on the development of 3D as a technology, introducing a generation to film with an extra dimension. This demand is predicted to continue its meteoric rise this year as 3DTVs for the home hit the shelves in the UK next month in time for the FIFA world cup in South Africa in June. Why do we need to wear glasses for 3D? 3D works by manipulating the way our eyes perceive images via a technique called stereoscopy. As the above image shows, stereoscopy works by providing different images to each eye, which combine to create the...
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Trustedreviews.com give their verdict on the LE7900 LED TV

April 13th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
 
The good people over at Trustedreviews.com have posted their review of the 42inch LE7900 Infinia LED TV. With an overall rating of 8 out of 10 things are looking good for the LE7900 ahead of it's imminent release. The review concludes with the following statement: "The 42LE7900 has plenty of 'wow' factor in both its design and picture performance, and packs a pretty fearsome feature punch too. It's clearly the work of a brand thinking on its feet, and hell-bent on making waves at the mid level of the TV world to go with the considerable successes it's already achieving at the budget...
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