LG Expands Google TV Line-Up For 2013

Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:00am EST

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To Be Introduced at CES 2013, Seven New Models to Offer Most User-friendly Way
to Search and Discover Amazing Content
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.,  Dec. 24, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success
of its Smart TVs with Google TV, LG Electronics (LG) is expanding its 2013
Google TV lineup to seven models in five screen sizes for 2013 - including
premium models featuring LG's popular CINEMA SCREEN design, the company
announced today.

The extended LG Google TV lineup, which will be officially introduced at next
month's 2013 International CES in  Las Vegas, encompasses two model series
(GA7900 and GA6400) designed to deliver an outstandingly intuitive user
experience, various sizes and new design to better meet consumers' expectations.
 

Google's latest platform and LG's redesigned Magic Qwerty Remote work together
to enhance the effectiveness of Voice Search and the PrimeTime quick guide. The
updated Home Dashboard also adds to the user experience by offering convenient,
streamlined access to premium video on-demand, such as HBO GO, content from
YouTube and more apps*. Discovering exciting new content from the rich pool of
choices available on LG Google TV has never been easier. Additionally, the
premium models will incorporate LG's advanced CINEMA SCREEN design for an
undeniably sleek and modern finish.  

"LG is committed to providing diverse home entertainment options that offer the
most satisfying user experience and the latest LG Smart TVs with Google TV do
just that," said  Havis Kwon, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Home
Entertainment Company. "They deliver a stellar user experience by merging the
latest Google TV platform with LG's proven Smart TV technology. The result is a
comprehensive system that is groundbreaking in its simplicity."

LG Google TV aims to redefine the user experience. The new Home Dashboard offers
varied types of "cards" that act as folders to display apps and other content.
The new "My Interest" Card  can even display useful information including
real-time weather and customizable news.  

The entire user interface can be navigated using the redesigned Magic Qwerty
Remote, which combines a complete keyboard with the convenient benefits of the
Magic Remote's point-and-click control. The enhanced natural language
recognition incorporated in the revamped remote is a perfect match with Google's
outstanding search functionality so that broadcast TV or Internet content can be
found with only one vocal command. Consumers can use search terms like "romantic
comedy" to get results.  Consumers can also tell it to switch to a specific
channel number, station or website with one voice command, eliminating extra
scrolling and controller clicking. The overall voice-based capabilities multiply
the effectiveness of the PrimeTime quick guide to provide an ultimate user
experience and make browsing through the more than 100,000 available movies and
TV episodes on LG Google TV a breeze.

The LG Smart TV with Google TV offers superb connectivity options and can
connect to a variety of devices wirelessly. The latest YouTube app update for
Android, smart phones and tablets can be automatically paired with Google TV
over the same home network via Wi-Fi, making it easy to send videos from your
device to your TV with just the touch of one button.  Gamers will be pleased to
know that LG Google TV will offer the OnLive app pre-installed, which transforms
the TV into an incredible gaming platform without the need for a separate
console. The app makes hundreds of high quality video games available instantly
from the cloud.  

The embedded dual core CPU enables easy menu navigation, fast Internet browsing
and video streaming. The additional processor power allows the TruPicture XD
Engine to process images more quickly and precisely, resulting in richer colors,
deeper contrast and greater overall picture clarity. Also offering CINEMA 3D TV
functionality, the LG Google TV employs FPR technology to give movie buffs and
gamers a great 3D effect.

The GA6400 series will be available in 42-, 47-, 50-, 55- and 60-inch class
screen sizes (42.0-, 47.0-, 50.0-, 55.6- and 59.8-inch diagonals, respectively).
 LG applied its CINEMA SCREEN design to its 2013 premium GA7900 series (47- and
55-inch class screen sizes) to offer a sleek, modern look for discerning
consumers who want the Google experience, but don't want to sacrifice on
aesthetics. This design further minimizes width of the bezel, giving the TV a
streamlined appearance while creating the impression of a borderless display.
Along with the LG Google TV's unique stand design, it integrates perfectly with
interior design of a living room.

*Smart TV devices include HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc Players and Network Home Theater
Systems. Internet connection and certain subscriptions required and sold
separately. Content and services vary by product and are subject to change
without notice.

*For a small percentage of the population, the viewing of stereoscopic 3D video
may cause discomfort such as dizziness or nausea. If you experience any of these
symptoms, discontinue using the 3D functionality and contact your health care
provider.  

*Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.

About LG Electronics  USA

LG Electronics  USA, Inc., based in  Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North
American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a  $49 billion  global force and
technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile
communications. In  the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish
and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances,
commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all
under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit 
www.lg.com.

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology
innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances.
With 117 operations around the world, LG achieved global sales of  USD 49
billion  (KRW 54.26 trillion) in 2011. LG comprises four business units - Home
Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning &
Energy Solutions - and is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel
TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG
Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year.

SOURCE  LG Electronics  USA


LG Electronics USA, John I. Taylor, +1-847-941-8181, john.taylor@lge.com, or
Lisette Kwong, +1-212-880-5222, lisette.kwong@lg-one.com
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