Posts Tagged ‘apps’

Goal.com to Stream Irish FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifiers

September 6th, 2012 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Goal.com, the world’s largest football website has today confirmed that it will be streaming two of the Republic of Ireland’s crucial FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifier matches and one friendly international match exclusively online on a pay-per-view basis. These matches will not be available anywhere else in the UK, Northern Ireland and Australia. Thanks to Goal.com, fans of The Boys in Green based in these territories will not be missing Giovanni Trapattoni’s men in action. The matches will be offered through Goal.com’s LIVESPORT.TV platform and will be made available on a pay-per-view subscription basis at £2.99 for a single match or £5.99...
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LEADING TV MAKERS LAUNCH SMART TV ALLIANCE

June 23rd, 2012 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Founding members LG Electronics and TP Vision (for Philips TVs) today officially established Smart TV Alliance with other Japanese TV manufacturers in the process of joining. The Alliance forms a cooperation that aims at enhancing the Smart TV experience by creating a non-proprietary ecosystem for application developers to create attractive, platform-independent services. The foundation of the Smart TV Alliance comes after the collaboration announcement of the mentioned TV makers at IFA 2011 in Berlin. The names of other players that are joining the Alliance will be announced accordingly on the Alliance’s website. Expanded Market Opportunities “Before today, the Smart TV industry...
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LG Launches Absolute Radio on Smart TV Platform

May 17th, 2012 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
You can now listen to Absolute Radio in glorious High Quality on your LG Smart TV with the brand new app. The app allows one-click access to Absolute Radio's eight stations, with tabbed navigation that makes it easy to switch between stations and shows using your LG TV Magic Remote Control! Download the app now! For more information on LG Smart TV please visit us...
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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 UKLG 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 UKLG 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

Win tickets to our VIP Cinema 3D screening of Manchester Utd V Barcelona!

May 25th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG 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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Smart TV – limitless content

May 18th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG 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 Cinema 3D range gets the thumbs up

May 16th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG 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

LG to pre-load Angry Birds Rio on Optimus Series smartphones

May 11th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
My journey to work used to be mind-numbingly boring. That is until I discovered Angry Birds – a day I am both thankful and resentful of. Every spare moment from that moment forth was committed to catapulting a variety of angry birds at some little green pigs. And Angry Birds was only the beginning, Angry Birds seasons followed, as did YouTube videos of an Angry Birds cake, an Angry Birds board game and even research into some real life angry birds. Good news reached me today, my addiction has been topped up thanks to LG’s announcement that from now-on members of...
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3D joins cream of indie film-making talent at the Tribeca Festival

May 9th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Co-founded by two-time Academy Award Winner Robert De Niro, the Tribeca Film Festival promotes independent-minded productions from around the world. This year’s event wrapped on the 1st of May, having shown some 5,600 films and documentaries from more than 40 countries at the New York Event. Star turns this year included Cameron Crowe’s “The Union”, his first film in six years, and Will Ferrell, who lent his comedic talents to the low-budget comedy “Everything Must Go.” Always one to promote smaller independent features, there were also exciting projects from rising talents, including productions from South Africa, Norway and across the United States...
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