Archive forMay, 2011
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
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 This included smartphones, smart-grid technology and even smart fridges that can tell you when your food is going out of date.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.
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!