LG will show off their latest television lineup at next week’s 2013 International CES in Las Vegas. Included in their lineup will be their 84-inch Ultra High-Definition TV (84LM9600), a 55-inch OLED TV, LG’s updated Magic Remote, and a refreshed user interface. Another twist: LG has done away with CCFL backlighting completely—all LCD TVs will have LED backlighting.
One of the newest features on LG’s new smart TVs will be called My Interest Cards, which are folders for apps and content that can be customized to suit the needs of consumers. LG has also revamped their voice control technology, called Voice Mate. Users will be able to search Video-on-Demand content and LG Smart TV content by speaking into the Magic Remote.
Completely new are the additions of an NFC (near field communication) sticker on the 2013 models, as well as the On Now recommendation feature. The NFC sticker can be used to mirror content available on an NFC-compatible smartphone or tablet to the TV. On Now is a feature that recommends Video-on-Demand and broadcast content, based on what you watch.
LG will be upping the horsepower on their top-tier models, including the top-of-the-line (non-UHD) LA8600 series: They are promising 120% faster processing speeds, plus 300% faster graphics processing. Raw processing will help with navigating the interface and using apps, while LG claims the graphics processing will aid gaming and multitasking. 3D technology remains the same on the 2013 models, which means passive 3D with lightweight glasses.
All 2013 LG TVs will feature their Cinema Screen design, meaning thinner bezels. LG will also be updating their TV stands, referring to the new design as the Magic Stand. This new stand is supposed to make the TV look like it is floating.
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