Archive forMay, 2010

The HB965TZ Blu-ray home cinema system

May 27th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
The HB965TZ is a complete Blu-ray home cinema system and more. Four slim front and rear speakers and a subwoofer have a total power output of 1100 watts. At just 29 mm front-to-back, the elegant speakers blend seamlessly into any room, whether on their matching stands or mounted on the wall and the size of speaker complements a 47 inch TV. Though slender, the speakers can create an immersive listening experience even in larger rooms, thanks to LG’s advanced sound technology. In addition, being specially tuned by Mr. Mark Levinson, the world renowned audio expert, the HB965TZ’s sound retains every...
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The BD570 – WiFi enabled Blu-ray player

May 25th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
A great home entertainment system needs a great Blu-ray player to go with it in order to create the full home cinema experience. LG’s BD570 is just that, offering much more than just top quality Blu-ray playback. The BD570 comes complete with built in WiFi, enabling you to connect to the internet or a home network giving consumers the option to access content from other DLNA devices, allowing you to play HD quality MKV and DivX files directly from an external USB hard drive. The BD570 also offers access to LG’s exclusive Netcast feature that is found on some of their newer...
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Xbox 360 in 3D with LG

May 24th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Displaybank has estimated that 6.2m 3D TVs will ship in 2010, a relatively small 3% share of all TV shipments. This is predicted to steadily rise to 31%, or 83m, in 2014. New technology will always have its cynics, but with PS3 and Xbox360 committing to 3D gaming, sales of 3DTVs can only be set to rise. At this year’s CES Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg said that Xbox 360 was fully compatible with 3D in terms of technology. But he also questioned the level of interest around 3D gaming, stating "I think right now we're unsure what level of interest there is...
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Jacques Villeneuve’s Formula 1 blog for LG

May 20th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
LG have been a major partner of Formula 1 since January 2009 as the Official Data Processor of Formula 1. LG are identified and credited on the official live timing service at Formula One events and in the associated timing and data TV graphics. Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve is the LG ambassador for the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2010. Canadian-born Jacques raced in Formula 1 from 1996 to 2006. He finished runner-up in the drivers’ standing for his debut year and became World Champion the following season with the Williams team. His 10-year career in the sport...
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LG Optimus phone – users guide…

May 19th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Optimus Prime was my favourite Transformer. He was a good guy, but wasn’t afraid to use his loud and intimidating Optimus Prime voice to get people to do what he wanted. If that failed he just used the fact he was a giant robot and fought them, and from what I remember he didn’t lose very often. I mention this because the new LG phone is called the Optimus, due to it being an Android phone. It’s clearly aiming to pick up where the GW620 left off, bringing a smartphone to the masses that you won’t have to pay through the...
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Android users have a healthy App-etite

May 18th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
LG have recently undertaken a survey on Android Apps ahead of the release of their new Android phone – the LG Optimus GT540 handset. You would be forgiven for thinking that gaming or lifestyle apps were the most popular, but the results indicate that people are keenest on using apps on their Android phones as a money saving tool! The UK spends £422.2 million* on mobile software applications each year, with apps featuring voucher codes for money off products and services topping the popularity. The five most wanted app types are: Apps that save you money (25%) Apps that save you time (9%) Apps that...
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LG Home – Men’s Night

May 18th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
LG have a whole host of great Home Entertainment solutions being released in time for the upcoming summer of sport. This includes both passive and active 3D offerings as well as a great range of Plasma, LCD and LED TVs. In order to show these great pieces of tech in a real home environment LG set up the ‘LG Home’, a townhouse at London’s Haymarket Hotel with each room set up with a difference piece of high-end technology. On the Thursday night of this event, a lucky group of guys were invited down to try out some of the technology...
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Which? guide you through LG’s passive & active 3DTV solutions

May 17th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
3D technology has come on light-years since the old red and blue anaglyph glasses that were once considered the height of sophistication. With the release of 3DTV to the consumer market this year you may be wondering what is the best technology for you – passive or active? Well fear not for the Which? consumer guide have produced a video talking you through LG’s offerings for both passive and active. With accurate and comprehensive guides to LG’s passive offering, the LD950, and the active shutter LX9900 you will be able to learn more about the differing technology and assess which is...
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Win the perfect Home Entertainment System and become an LG Home Entertainment Hero

May 14th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 

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The upcoming summer of sport is the perfect opportunity to invite some friends over to watch some world-class football, but how good a host are you? Are you up to Brazil standard? Or more like Papua New Guinea?

LG are rewarding those who know how to host the ultimate event with their Home Entertainment Hero competition. The winning entrant each month will win an excellent 3D LG Home Entertainment system complete with a state of the art 47” LX9900 3D TV, a BX580 3D Blu-Ray player and a HB965TZ home cinema system. Simply submit a brief description of how you went that extra mile to be the perfect host, complete with a video or image to show us your skills and you could be in the running to win. All entrants will have their picture displayed in the Home Entertainment Hero Gallery with LG’s favourite taking home the Home Entertainment system!

If you think your skills aren’t up to scratch then the Home Entertainment Hero site is also the perfect place to learn the insider tips to becoming a successful host, courtesy of the ‘Legendary guide to entertaining’ where LG’s Heroes can share their tips.

For those of you who still think the height of sophistication is a tube of Pringles and removing your laundry from the living room floor then you could do worse than watching LG’s video of Ben, the Home Entertainment Hero. He successfully (and with a little help from his friends) turned his living room into a football stadium, complete with stadium seating, dancing supporters and real grass floor!

If you think you’re the perfect host then enter to win the perfect Home Entertainment system to become an LG Home Entertainment Hero at http://www.lg.com/uk/hero/

Curry’s are currently spicing things up by offering £10 cash for every goal England score to anyone who buys a TV over £599! Details here.

LG LE7900 wins What Hi-Fi’s group test

May 13th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
The latest issue of What Hi-Fi comes complete with a group test, comparing some of the latest 32” televisions on the market. The test compares the Sharp LC32LE700, the Sony KDL-32V5810, the Toshiba 32AV635DB and the LG 32LE7900, with the LG coming out on top with a 4 star review. The LG is described as “up to the eyeballs with the latest tech and features. If you want your television to do it all and be a key cog in your networked home, then this set certainly can be”. The reviewer concludes by saying if you don’t want Freesat or Freeview HD...
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