Posts Tagged ‘3D gaming’

Nintendo step up their game with the Wii U

June 8th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
I have incredibly fond memories of my NES. It was my first games console and if I say so myself I was awesome at Duck Hunt – especially when compared to my brother who cheated and held the light gun up against the TV screen! Four generations of games consoles later and Nintendo released a game changer with the Wii, bringing motion sensitive gaming to a mass market with the wireless Wii remote. The Wii has been an unequivocal success, to date outselling its two main competitors, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and the Sony PS3. However there are a group of hardcore...
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LG SCORES BIG AS TIM LOVEJOY, TONY GALE AND IWAN THOMAS UNITE FOR 3D FOOTBALL

June 2nd, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
Saturday’s big match may not have gone the way the red half of Manchester would have wanted, as Barcelona claimed their record breaking fourth European title in a 3-1 victory. But those lucky enough to be present at LG’s Life’s Good celebration at The Raynes Park Tavern in London will surely all agree that a good night was had by all, as hundreds of fans packed in to enjoy the game in 3D. With Tim Lovejoy was host for the evening, with former Fulham and West Ham legend Tony Gale and former Olympic athlete Iwan Thomas also present. They hung out...
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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

LG’s Cinema 3D range gets the thumbs up

May 16th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 

At the recent LG Home, we invited a number of users from CNET, What Hi-Fi and Stuff Magazine along to try out our new Cinema 3D technology before the range hit the shops.

We had our entire Cinema 3D range on display, showing off a wide range of 3D content including movies, games and sport via the Sky 3D channel. We all had a great night topped off with a few drinks and a gaming tournament, playing Call Of Duty: Black Ops on the Xbox 360 in 3D. Sadly I didn’t win, but the experience was enough to convince not only me, but also everyone else that Cinema 3D offers a better experience over traditional active shutter technology.

After the event two lucky winners took home the ultimate 3D package: a 47” LG Cinema 3D TV and a year’s free subscription to Sky World HD, which includes the Sky 3D channel. The winners were Adam from Stratford-upon-Avon and Richard from Sussex.

We caught up with both Adam and Richard at the LG Home and got their opinions after their first taste of Cinema 3D

Having lived with Cinema 3D for a while Adam found that “Cinema 3D has created a feeling of ‘event TV’ for us, with all the family gathered round to watch a movie together … the kids want to watch everything in 3D now”.

Richard particularly liked the Cinema 3D glasses, saying they “are great: no flicker and no headaches … LG is on to a winner with Cinema 3D”.

We also interviewed Simon Warney, an executive producer from Framestore, the largest visual effects and animation studio in Europe…

At LG we truly believe that Cinema 3D offers a significantly more immersive and enjoyable 3D experience over active-shutter technology. Active-shutter has dominated the market up until now, but it is a flawed technology for several reasons. Many users find the flicker and cross-talk prevalent with active-shutter technology detracts significantly from the experience, with some complaining of headaches and eye fatigue as a consequence. Compare this with LG’s LW650T, which has been certified ‘flicker-free’ by Intertek and TUV, two of the most respected inspection and certification bodies in the world, making it the first 3DTV to receive this designation. One CNET user who tried out Cinema 3D commented “the active shutter flickers a bit too much, and I can actually notice it … and it takes away and pulls you out of the experience. Whereas with this [Cinema 3D] you just plonk them on and it feels like sunglasses”.
Not to mention cross-talk is much less prevalent with Cinema 3D technology.

Another great feature of Cinema 3D over active-shutter is the glasses used. Our Cinema 3D technology uses the same type of glasses as used in the Cinema for 3D, meaning they are both light in weight and cheaper to buy and replace. This is because all of the technology is housed in the television, not in the glasses like active-shutter. Practically this means that you will never have to worry about charging your 3D glasses and buying multiple pairs to get your friends around to watch them won’t break the bank, as Cinema 3D glasses cost just a few pounds a pair, compared to up to £100 for the active glasses.

The Cinema 3D glasses are also particularly ‘kid friendly’ thanks to the cheap nature you won’t be heartbroken if a pair gets dropped by your children. Interestingly one of the CNET users also stated that he had watched active 3D with his daughter and the weight of the glasses combined with a “small child’s nose” meant they kept slipping off, but that the glasses used for Cinema 3D were problem free! Personally I also find that the Cinema 3D glasses sit much more comfortably over the top of my normal glasses, something I never found was the case with bulkier active-shutter glasses.

With 7 pairs of the glasses in the box as standard, this means that Cinema 3D is really a technology to enjoy with family and friends. In comparison to active 3D, Cinema 3D has a wider viewing angle, making it easier to get your friends round to enjoy the football or a movie in 3D, without having to squeeze in around the screen to get the best of the 3D experience.

I’ll leave you with a comment from one of our visitors – “it’s exceeded all my expectations of a TV”.

Read more at CNET and Stuff

Introducing LG’s Cinema 3D Monitors

April 27th, 2011 by LG 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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Our guide to the LG Home

April 11th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
I recently introduced the LG Home event that took place early last week in a rather decadent townhouse just off Tottenham Court Road in Central London. The idea behind the event was to stage an event where journalists and bloggers could come along and have a look at LG’s new range of Home Entertainment products as they would be set up ideally in the home. There was a number of the LG team on hand to conduct tours around the home and to answer any questions that visitors may have. I was lucky enough to make it to the house twice...
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3D – something for everyone

February 22nd, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
3D gets cultural tomorrow night as Sky’s dedicated 3D channel will be bringing a new artistic element to its line-up with the first screening of an opera in 3D. Donizetti’s Lurezia Borgia has been produced in partnership with the English National Orchestra and will be directed by Mike Figgis, director of Leaving Las Vegas. And not to leave the sports fans out Sky recently reached the benchmark of screening 100 sporting events in 3D and consequently released the below video showing behind the scenes of a 3D broadcast from the Emirates stadium and the Manchester Evening News Arena. If Opera doesn’t tickle...
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Xbox 360 in 3D with LG

May 24th, 2010 by LG 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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Win tickets to Grand Designs Live!

April 29th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
 
We are giving away 4 pairs of tickets to this year’s Grand Designs Live show at the ExCel Centre in London from the 1st to the 9th of May. This is the perfect opportunity to catch up with LG’s upcoming 2010 range of TVs in one place. This includes the LX9900 active shutter 3D TV, the LD950 passive 3D TV, the EL9500 OLED, the flagship PK990 plasma TV and many more. The TVs will be set up to show how they would best be utilized in the home as both a great piece of technology as well as a stylish addition...
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Life’s Good at the LG Home!

April 27th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
 

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Last week LG held an exclusive lifestyle event at the Haymarket Hotel’s Town House just off London’s Trafalgar Square to showcase their forthcoming home entertainment solutions for the press and a few lucky members of the public.

The event was designed to showcase how LG’s latest home entertainment solutions would look and could be used to maximum effect in your home. This included two themed evenings – one for the ladies and one for the lads with cocktails and beer tasting respectively, amongst other great treats for the lucky attendees. We will have videos of the ladies and lads nights up soon so you can see all the excellent things LG had to treat their lads and ladies, as well as highlights of the great home entertainment solutions being shown off.

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Each room in the house was kitted out with a different home entertainment scenario to reflect how it could look in the home. This included the water-resistant EL9500 OLED TV shown in the bathroom, the stylish LX9900 Full LED active 3DTV in the living room with 3D Blu-Ray for the ideal home cinema set up, and the LD950 passive 3DTV in the kids bedroom with an Xbox360 playing Avatar the game in 3D!

We will have individual in-depth write ups of rooms and themed evenings coming soon to the LG Blog, looking at each home entertainment solution and its technology one at a time.

Our photos from the event are available here

Follow the links below for more information on some of the products showcased at the event:

PK990 Plasma TV

OLED

LE7900

LG’s 3D solutions