Archive for the ‘TV/Home Entertainment’ Category

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO… NORTHERN SOUL

July 28th, 2014 by LG Blog UK
 

“A genre built on failures” is as good a way as any to describe it. What came to be called ‘Northern soul’ came, fundamentally, from literally hundreds of artistes and record companies who saw the way the dance-floors of the mid-60s were in thrall to the soul/rhythm’n’blues sounds of the USA generally and to Detroit’s Motown Records in particular. They saw the sales, the exposure and the money, and they heard the tunes. And they fancied a piece of the action. Imitation, of course, is the runty relative of inspiration, and the majority of these (initially Motown-aping) recordings suffered from...
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WHY YOU NEED AN ULTRA HD 4K TV THIS SUMMER

July 24th, 2014 by LG Blog UK
 
Ah the great British summer… The smell of suncream, heatwaves and downpours, the sight of normally calm people becoming human windmills at the first sign of a wasp and, most importantly, where a nation’s sporting hopes and dreams swing from oblivion to reality in a few brief moments. We’re already halfway through the summer. Wimbledon has been and gone, the World Cup is packing up and heading for Russia, and the Tour de France is already underway – but there’s still a lot left to watch, and there is no better way to watch sport than on an ULTRA HD...
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WHY HIGH-RESOLUTION MUSIC IS AWESOME!

July 21st, 2014 by LG Blog UK
 
Stop kidding yourself that your MP3-based music is good enough. It’s not. It’s fragmented and lightweight. It’s like spending half the film in the loo, only eating the bread of the sandwich, only reading every other page of the book. Andrew Everard explains just what high-res audio is and why we are all missing out… Imagine everything in your life was made at the beginning of the 1980s, but still on sale today: you’d be talking on a mobile phone weighing the better part of a kilo and good for just an hour of use between charges; discovering computing with a...
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THE SIX BEST FILMS TO WATCH ON YOUR SMARTPHONE

July 19th, 2014 by LG Blog UK
 
We’ve all taken to watching more films and TV shows on our smartphones. No one’s going to argue that you’re getting a better viewing experience on a phone than in an IMAX cinema – and you’d be a mug to watch Gravity on a 5.5in screen – but some films lend themselves to the small screen – because of either cinematography, sound or even their narrative structure. Stuff‘s Stephen Graves picks six… Cloverfield A giant monster terrorises New York, King Kong-style – but where previous monster movies gave us a birds-eye view of the action, director Matt Reeves places us on the...
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GET THE BEST PICTURE FROM YOUR TV: HOW TO CALIBRATE

July 9th, 2014 by LG Blog UK
 
When you first set up a new TV, you might’ve noticed that it asks you if you’re using it at home, or in a shop. You choose ‘home’, of course. Unless you live in Dixons. If you do live in Dixons, and you choose the ‘shop’ setting, you’ll be met with a hyper-caffeinated picture. The brightness and contrast will be whacked all the way up, the colour will be overblown and all the motion modes will probably turned up to 11. The reason? To attract attention among all the other televisions while punters are browsing. The default ‘home’ settings are...
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Why I love… – PULP FICTION

June 28th, 2014 by LG Blog UK
 
My film knowledge isn’t that vast or diverse. I know what I like, and I know what I don’t. I know I like Quentin Tarantino movies. Pulp Fiction was the first of his films I saw. I’ve now seen them all, but this is my favourite. At some point in my mid-teens I saw a DVD of the film in my local video store. The cover had Tarantino favourite Uma Thurman on a bed, smoking a cigarette. I thought: “I have to see that film.” I’ve got quite strict parents, so I had to wait some time before I was...
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Enjoy every detail with new ULTRA HD 4K TV

June 26th, 2014 by LG Blog UK
 
Details matter. Just ask Roy Hodgson, who meticulously planned every facet of his England squad’s preparations for Brazil only for Mario Balotelli to go and ruin everything. Sort of. Detail is also what LG’s incredible new ULTRA HD 4K TV! At CES 2014, we presented the latest LG TV line-ups embodying the most advanced and innovative technologies developed by man thus far. As LG has a track record of being first to market with new technologies, the new product line-up of ULTRA HD TVs rose to that standard once more. Since the unveiling of the world’s first 84-inch ULTRA HD TV by...
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#LGMatchMoments

June 18th, 2014 by LG Blog UK
 
At LG, we spend years working to provide you with the perfect picture and the freshest of tech so you can enjoy some of the amazing moments broadcast on your TV. This summer, we want you to be the show, including your reactions to the highs and lows of the greatest football event ever – because what happens on the pitch is only half the story. Direct from the nation’s sofas, #LGMatchMoments will capture fans cheering as their team scores that critical goal, as well as the inevitable tears, so grab your phone and join the conversation. Until 14th July,...
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LG SMART+ TV PASSES ONE MILLION IN SALES SINCE INTRODUCTION

June 2nd, 2014 by LG Blog UK
 
LG Electronics (LG) announced that more than one million units of its webOS-enabled Smart+ TVs have been sold since the launch of the lineup in March. Featuring an intuitive user experience unmatched by any smart TV platform on the market today, LG expects sales to reach 10 million units by the first half of 2015. “Reaching the one million mark in just three months is a significant achievement in the TV industry,” said In-kyu Lee, senior vice president and head of the TV division at the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “Rather than continuing to add more and more functions...
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WIN a trip to The Best View In The World!

May 28th, 2014 by LG Blog UK
 
We all know by now how well LG’s amazing OLED and ULTRA HD 4K televisions tickle your “quality merchandise” gland. They offer the best views in the world… short, of course, of actually being there. Actually being there can be a tad expensive, though – especially when you’re talking about a location as stunning as the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore. 

So we’re giving you the chance to get a taste of the high life on us. Just enter your details below and you’ll be in with a chance of winning a Double Deluxe room, complete with access to...
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