Archive forMay, 2011

LG Cinema 3D – user review videos

May 31st, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 

We recently posted about our ‘LG Home’ event, where we invited users along from the What Hi-Fi, Cnet and Stuff magazine forums to have a look at our new home entertainment range ahead of its release. Well two of the lucky winners were drawn at random and each won a Cinema 3D TV for their homes!

The two winners were Richard and Adam, who each received a Cinema 3D TV and a year’s subscription to Sky HD, the package that comes with the Sky 3D channel. We caught up with them after they had some time to get to grips with their new TVs and had a little chat with each of them to find out what they thought of their new toy.

Richard had previously been a staunch advocate of Plasma technology, but the quality of the 2D image changed his mind, swaying him in favour of LED.  He was also particularly impressed with Smart TV, rating the iPlayer and YouTube functions highly due to the clear picture and absence of buffering, even with his low-speed broadband connection.

All of this before Richard had even turned on 3D – saying he was “thrilled with it” in reference to the 3D experience.

Adam was our second winner to get his living room kitted out with a brand new LG Cinema 3D TV. He loved the sense of event that was rekindled amongst the family, as they sat down together to watch a 3D film. The family friendly nature of Cinema 3D was another key point for Adam, who felt he could relax watching Cinema 3D with his children, as he was not concerned about them damaging the glasses, as Cinema 3D glasses are a fraction of the cost of active 3D glasses.

To see more first hand accounts of Cinema 3D, and to learn more about all the advantages of Cinema 3D follow the link here

Hound for Android rocks!

May 27th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
Regular readers will have an inkling that music is a big passion of mine. Any chance I get I talk about it – be it in reference to apps or simply some of the great new offerings from SXSW. And you’d be right – I have my headphones plugged into my head practically 24/7. As all music lovers are aware, tech has become an integral part of the day to day music experience, and I for one am always on the look out for anything to benefit the big passion in my life. And that was exactly what I got when...
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Microsoft give their Windows Phone 7 OS a fresh and fruity upgrade!

May 26th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
We know the people who work for technology companies work incredibly hard. So hard they often end up working through lunch. Or at least that’s how it looks to me. Just look at the series of Google Android operating systems - Éclair, Donut and Gingerbread to name but a few. It’s enough to make me hungry. And now it looks like the guys at Microsoft skipped lunch as well as they announce the new update for their Windows Phone 7 OS will be called ‘Mango’. At least it looks like they’re going someway toward getting their 5-a-day! With only a 4%...
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Win tickets to our VIP Cinema 3D screening of Manchester Utd V Barcelona!

May 25th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
With Manchester Utd V Barcelona tickets changing hands for thousands online you may well think your chances of watching the game are limited to watching on TV or at your local. Well if you fancy watching Barcelona vs Man Utd in style you can thanks to LG. You and a friend can have the best seat in the house at LG's Life's Good 3D Pub with out competition. LG is partnering with the Original Pub Company and John Barras Pub Company to celebrate the launch of its new Cinema 3D Pub Package – set to revitalize pub entertainment and add a whole...
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Congratulations to the LG Optimus 2X Speed Challenge winners!

May 23rd, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
How many tablespoons of peanut butter can you eat in 15 seconds? It turns out that 2 is my limit as I control my gag reflex and fight to swallow! Well a round of applause is in order for Pete Wheeler who managed 3 – he must have a stronger stomach than me. For his efforts Pete has won an LG Optimus 2X smartphone as part of the Optimus 2X Speed Challenge running on our LG – Life’s Good Facebook page to celebrate the launch of the dual-core Optimus 2X phone. The other winners of our user-generated speed challenge ideas were: 1....
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T3 and Techradar Awards

May 23rd, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
It’s that time of the year again, as T3 and Techradar – 2 of the most prestigious technology sites put together their list of nominations for their 2011 awards. Techradar have announced their list of nominations for their ‘Phone of the Year’ awards and it’s great to see some of LG’s latest offerings to the smartphone market making their presence felt on the list. On the ‘Phone of the Year’ nominations list both the LG Optimus 2X and the LG Optimus 7 have a nod. Also amongst the nominations is the LG Optimus 3D’s screen in the ‘Best Phone Innovation’ category...
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Welcome to Paradise Island

May 20th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
I have always been a bit of a gamer, not to the point when it takes over my life, but still pretty serious. That said there are some games that have taken up too much of my time, starting with Super Mario Brothers, through the entire Resident Evil series right up to my recent Angry Birds Addiction. But none have created an obsession like Rollercoaster Tycoon. If you were to cumulatively calculate the amount of time I spent building my own theme parks you would be measuring this time in weeks, if not months. This addiction to strategy simulation games...
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Get Napster on your android device

May 19th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
In the year 2000, a shocking 11 years ago, the buzz of the online world surrounded the legal challenge against the peer to peer file sharing service Napster. Legendary metal band Metallica were one of the leaders of this court case, with Dr Dre following suit soon after. The eventual result of this was that Napster were ordered to prevent the trading of copyrighted music on its network. The result of this longterm was that Napster were eventually forced into liquidating their assets due to U.S bankruptcy laws. But that was not the end of the Napster legacy, in 2008 the...
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Smart TV – limitless content

May 18th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 

At this year’s CES in Las Vegas one of the big themes was ‘Smart’. This included smartphones, smart-grid technology and even smart fridges that can tell you when your food is going out of date. This year LG have launched their first range of TVs equipped with Smart TV – allowing you to access the best of the internet through your TV.

We have already looked at how easy it is to use (link) and now we are going to look at the wide range of content available via Smart TV.

Premium Content

BBC iPlayer was the first of the on demand services and proved so successful that a lot of the other major UK channels have followed suit and created their own on demand channels. And it is not surprising that iPlayer is so popular, allowing access to your favourite TV and Radio content from the BBC at the click of a button. That’s why we have included iPlayer with Smart TV, giving you the option when to watch your favourite BBC programs on your TV.

But streaming does not end with iPlayer, we also give access to VIEWSTER and Acetrax that offer a wide range of movies and TVs to stream direct to your TV.

Beyond streaming there is a wide range of apps to help make your life easier. These include the practical like AccuWeather and Google Maps, through to fun like YouTube and Accedo (that allows you to play games), right down to the absolutely essential apps – Facebook and Twitter!

LG App Store

If you are looking for a little more then there are hundreds of apps to download in the LG app store offering something for everyone. And we mean everyone – ranging from language classes to polish your Francais or games to keep the kids quiet!

And if that wasn’t limitless enough, don’t forget Smart TV also comes with an internet Browser to access anything we may have missed!

Smart TV is also available on our LW550T and LW650T flagship Cinema 3D sets!

LG’s new steam dishwashers let customers say goodbye to pre-washing

May 17th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
Because we know there is never enough time in the day, LG have announced a new steam dishwasher with Truesteam™technology that delivers a powerful cleaning performance, without the need for prewashing. The dishwasher’s SmartRack™ has easily adjustable tines that can accommodate a wide range of odd-sized dishes and utensils, providing a more convenient wash, while the Direct Drive™ motor ensures top-grade performance while cutting down on both water and energy usage. TrueSteam™ Keeps Hands Dry and Soft and Makes Dishes Spotlessly Clean TrueSteam™ works by creating high-temperature steam particles that are injected from carefully positioned pressure nozzles. Once the particles attach...
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