Archive forApril, 2011

A Royal Wedding in a digital age

April 28th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Tomorrow is the big day, the day that has the world rapt – the Royal Wedding of William and Kate. You would quite literally have had to live under a rock for this one to pass you by, with coverage on TV, in the papers, commemorative merchandise galore and more flags adorning the streets than during the World Cup! But this is the 21st century, and undoubtedly the first Royal Wedding in the digital age – so here are a few more ways to follow the big day with the digital age. Twitter: The official hashtag adopted for the wedding is #rw2011...
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Hands on with the LG Optimus 2X

April 28th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
One of the stars of CES 2011 the LG Optimus 2X is the world’s first dual-core phone. Running Android 2.2 (with a 2.3 update en route this year), the Optimus 2X shows LG’s first foray into the top-end of the smartphone market. The obvious starting point with the Optimus 2X is to discuss the speed of the phone, as it’s the NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core processor that sets it apart from the current UK smartphone market. The promise of this phone was to deliver super quick internet browsing thanks to the dual-core. And the result does not disappoint, whether using wi-fi...
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Introducing LG’s Cinema 3D Monitors

April 27th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
We’ve been talking a lot about Cinema 3D™ TV on the blog recently, as this is where we believe the future of 3D lies. Well we have now added to our Cinema 3D range with the release of two Cinema 3D Monitors – the D41P and D42P. Equipped with our Film Patterned Retarder technology (FPR), the monitors offer a brighter display, clearer images, and a certified “Flicker-Free” 3D picture resulting in a comfortable 3D experience. Awarded the “Flicker-Free” certification from TÜV and Intertek, two of Europe’s top safety certification agencies, recognizing that our Cinema 3D™  monitors are largely flicker-free, something that...
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Why choose LG Cinema 3D?

April 27th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
The debate goes on – which is best, conventional active shutter 3D technology or LG’s Cinema 3D technology? I’m sure those of you familiar with the blog will know LG’s reasons for backing Cinema 3D technology. But don’t let us tell you, instead have a look at these new viral videos… Our Cinema 3D range is in stores now. Learn more...
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LG speed up Oxford St for the Optimus 2X

April 26th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
With over 500 million visitors a week London’s Oxford St is one of the busiest thoroughfares in Europe, but it is dogged with a public nuisance – slow walkers! Thank goodness then for LG’s Optimus 2X Slow Inspectors who were on hand recently to issue ‘slow fines’ to those dawdling along Oxford St to speed things along. Multitudes of slow pedestrians were issued with ‘slow fines’ encouraging them to speed up. In fact speed up all the way to the Carphone Warehouse where the fines could be used alongside a purchase of the LG Optimus 2X to receive a special gift. The...
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LG – bringing the Cinema 3D experience to the home

April 26th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 

If you are looking for the ideal 3D experience for the home then our recently released Cinema 3D range could be just what you are looking for!

With the launch world’s first LED Cinema 3D range we are offering customers a more comfortable and inclusive way to watch 3D in the home. Thanks to our patented FPR film we have the world’s first certified flicker free screens, earning the certificate from Intertek and TUV, two of the most respected inspection and certification bodies in the world, making it the first 3DTV to receive this designation. Combine this with less cross-talk in comparison to the standard active 3D screen and you have a more comfortable 3D experience, even for all 2 hours and 40 minutes of Avatar in 3D!

Comfort is a big factor for those looking to enjoy 3D in the home and our passive system benefits from the lightweight glasses as used in the cinema, weighing in at around half the weight of active shutter glasses.

Another advantage of our Cinema 3D glasses over active shutter glasses is the price point – with active shutter glasses costing around £100 a pair in comparison to the Cinema 3D glasses that start at around £2 a pair. With 7 pairs in the box, Cinema 3D is the ideal 3D experience to share with family and friends without having to remortgage your house for extra sets of glasses. Cinema 3D also has a wider viewing angle in comparison to active 3D due to the glasses not having to “sync” with the TV, making it easier to get friends and family around to enjoy 3D.

The range is available in sizes between 32” and 55” and all come equipped with LG’s Smart TV technology allowing access to a web browser, catch up TV, hundreds of customisable apps, rental and subscription services including Acetrax and VIEWSTER, music services and radio channels and even social networking to keep on top of Twitter and Facebook without having to turn on your computer.

To make this service that much easier to use LG have also launched the Magic Motion Remote Control, a wi-fi motion sensitive remote allowing for easy point and click navigation.

Throw in the fact that we also use side-by-side frame format as Sky and it is no surprise why we are Sky’s first choice for 3D TVs, bringing the best content from Sky’s own dedicated 3D channel into the home. Currently Sky subscribers can get up to £400 cash back on an LG 3DTV! More details are available here – www.sky.com/LGoffer

Try out Cinema 3D at the LG Life’s Good Lounge Tour nationwide

April 21st, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
2011 is that year that we at LG get fully behind Cinema 3D. We firmly believe that it is the ideal technology for consumer use in the home – offering a much more comfortable experience than active shutter technology due to the reduction in cross-talk, flicker and the lightweight nature of the glasses. Due to the glasses being polarized they are also considerably cheaper, costing as little as £2 per pair in comparison to £100 for the active glasses. We also supply 7 pairs in the box making Cinema 3D the ideal 3D experience to share with family and friends. Our...
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Fun and games at the LG Optimus 2X gaming evening

April 21st, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Nothing beats an evening in with some good company, quality gaming and plenty of pizza and beer. And when we were racking our brains to decide the best way to show off the speed of the recently launched LG Optimus 2X dual-core phone to a handful of selected journalists and bloggers we settled upon gaming (with the obligatory pizza and beer). Held at the LG One offices on London’s sunny Soho Square the journalists and bloggers were greeted with nachos and dips alongside half a dozen LG Optimus 2X handsets to try out for themselves. Mick and Andy from our mobile...
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Britons turn on to 3D

April 20th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
LG have been quizzing Britons on the current technology hot topic - switching to 3D in the home. In total 2000 people were quizzed and the results pointed towards Britons being keen on the uptake of 3D, with over half of those questioned saying the next TV they bought would be 3D capable. The results also discovered that it was sporting events that were the most likely to tempt people to the switch, with 37% being swayed by the opportunity to watch the 2012 London Olympics in 3D. This beat the 25% who said that they would be tempted to switch...
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James Cameron sees the Future in 3D

April 19th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
To call James Cameron one of the pioneering directors of all time would be an understatement. He redefined the genres of sci-fi and horror with Terminator and Aliens and is the man behind the two highest grossing films of all time, Titanic and Avatar. It was with Avatar that Cameron decided to utilize the previously under-used power of 3D to tell the story of a clash between resource hungry humans and blue aliens on the far off planet of Pandora. Avatar redefined 3D technology and showed the world that 3D was here and here to stay.  In fact Cameron is a...
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