CES 2012 LG Press Conference - Completed

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Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Welcome to this Neowin.net live event. Coverage will begin shortly.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White We're sitting in the LG press conference room, waiting for the event to start - 2 more minutes.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White And here we go!
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White John Taylor, LG electronics kicking things off -- "Occupy Las Vegas" (haha?)
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Unveiling the 2012 line of phones, appliances, and TVs.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Keynote speaker: President, CEO of LG USA: Wang Park
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Talking about the economic difficulties of the world, but LG in North America made over $12B and grew 8%.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Record breaking sales in the first quarter as well.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White LG Cincema 3DTV line was big - and consumer's "favorite" 3dtv.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Also #1 in front load laundry - who knew? :)
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White LG intorduced world's first dual core cell phone last year.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Recycled more than 10 million pounds of electronics. Sounds impressive, but I wonder how it compares to other companies.
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis LG Keynote begins
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis LG Keynote begins
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Smart TV, smart appliances, smart phones, and more - a connected world.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Now we're going to hear from Dr. Scott Ahn (probably spelled wrong)
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White He's going to give us a sneak peek at what's coming up in 2012.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 3d Smart TVs - improvements for 2012: 55, 60, and 72" 3DTVs
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 84" Ultra Definition 4K TV
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White NANO Full LED & Cinema Screen TV
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Thiner panel with an unmatched picture.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Cinema screen design is very thin - 28mm thick with only a 1mm bezel.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Input device - the "Magic remote"
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Allows gestures, voice input,; sounds similar to Kinect, but built into the TV itself.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 3d gesture interface using a 3D camera -- yup, just like Kinect.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White WiDI - makes a smart TV, first in industry to inmplement this Intel technology
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Over 1200 high quality apps for the TV - what defines high quality tho?
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White LG thinks that the industry chipsets are holding them back, so they are announcing their own chipset - the L9
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Dual core ARM CPU, quad core GPU, and enhanced 3d picture quality
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White The L9 chipset will be applied to their high end televisions.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Improved 2D to 3D, nd also adding 3D sound zooming - didn't explain what that meas tho.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Single user viewing will have glasses-free 3D; implements head tracing technology with a camera built in (this is similar to the Toshiba TV shown last night)
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White But LG's is only for a single viewer apparently.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White LG Smart TV with Google TV is announced
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White LG has 23% of the key patents worth $7.9B for LTE
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Enterprise Smartphone - VMWare on the phone.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White On the LG Revelution phone
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White First 4G LTE virtualized phone
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Smart Appliances - Smart ThinQ, released last year and expanded for 2012
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Food management keeps track of the food in your fridge. Now called "Smart Manager"
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Transfers into a complte "food management system"
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Using voice, smart panel, or can scan barcode with a cell phone so you know what's in the fridge.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Also has a health manager to recommend meal plans based on family member profiles.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White What will it tell me if all I have is milk, beer, and hot pockets? :)
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White New technology - Blast Chiller
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Put it in the chiller and it's cold in as little as five minutes, compared to 30-40 minutes in a regular freezer. Could be handy.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Using airflow and "swirling motion"
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White In 2012, LG wants to connect all of their devices to communicate with each other - phone will be able to share content to the TV and share info to the appliance (for example)
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White LG is also concerned with Energy consumption -- developing technologies for solar panels, LED lighting, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White He will unveil one final product now.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White OLED TV
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 55"
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Weighs only 7.5 kg.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 3D capable, and 100% compatible iwth all LG 3dtv glasses
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Screen looks fantastic.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White LG thanking GoogleTV as well.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Now a new speaker to share LG's 2012 US product roadmap
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Tim Allessy (?)
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White LG Cinema 3D
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Passive glasses is what people want.
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Passive 3d has grown to over 30% of the market.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White LG' has passed Sony in terms of 3d sales, and is catching up to Samsung.
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Cinema 3d is roughly 50% of the models LG sells.
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Smart TV - home dashboard combined with magic motion. Was hugely successful last year.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Combining the improvements to Motion with improvements to the dashboard - more access to content with less clicks. Updated browser supports Flash 10 video and HTML5
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White (I guess flash isn't dead yet, huh?)
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Over 50% of their products will feature both Cinema 3d AND Smart TV.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Smart TV updater boxes? You can add Smart TV t oa non-LG TV perhaps? (speculating)
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 3D sound -- gives immersive 3d experience giving both horizontal and vertical sound. We will try to get a demo of that on the show room floor later in the sow.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Nothing earth shattering, but nice iterative improvements it seems.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Ellis Mass, director of brand management for the appliance department at LG. Been with the company since 2007.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 2012 will give customers the way to connect to appliances in more ways than before.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Manage your appliances as easily as your Twitter/Facebook account.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Smart Appliances have been significantly upgraded from last year.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Talking about the food manager again - lets you check whether you ran out of a product from the grocery store through your phone. No more calling your spouse to ask whether the milk is bad.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Each family member can add a health manager profile. Select a meal and LG will send the recipe to the smart oven to automatically heat and cook at a specific time.
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White HomeBot, robotic vaccuum -- like a Roomba.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White You can remotely operate it from your phone. It also has built in cameras so you can monitor your house as well!
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 31 cu ft fridge, the largest french door fridge on the market.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Includes the Blast Chiller as we mentioned before.
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Room temperature to "delightfully frosty" in only 5 minutes. Or do two cans or a bottle of wine in 12 minutes.
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White CES 2012 best of innovation award. And expects to meet Energy Star requirements as well.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White LG has been the leader in front load laundry for a long time, and the ycontinue to hold this title.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Turbo Wash - ultra fast washing cycle.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Fastest cleaning without sacrifcing performance.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White TurboWash that is. Didn't say how long turbowash takes to run the load tho.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White LG Mobile now.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Specifically locusing on the LTE market.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White First premium device - the LG Spectrum, exclusively from Zverizon.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 1.5Ghz dual core proc, Android 2.3 gingerbread, upgradable to ICS.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 8MP rear camera, records 1080p video
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Runs on Verizon's 4G LTE network.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 4.5" true HD IPS display
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 329 pixels per inch.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 16:9 aspect ratio
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White And IPS displays are more battery efficient.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White LG has a great partnership with Verizon (Chocolate, Envy, Revolution, and now the Spectrum)
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White VP of Marketing for Verizon, Jeff Dietel
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Exclusive launch carrier of the Spectrum (as we said earlier)
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Available later this month.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Partnership with ESPN.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White ESPN ScoreCenter app with HD video
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Michael Bayle, SVP of ESPN Mobile on stage.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 99% of Americans are aware of the ESPN brand.
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White 4 billion minutes of ESPN content consumed on the web. WOW!
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White ScoreCenter is the #1 app for sports with over 24M downloads and 8+M unique users per month.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Video content in the app is the key and very important to ESPN.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Video will "only" be 720p tho.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Stuart Scott video about the LG Spectrum.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Stuart Scott in beutiful HD? :D
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White The Ultimate Mobile Trifecta - best hardware, latest 4g lte network, most coveted HD content.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Will launch on Januar y19thand cost $199.99 with 2 year contract.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White January 19th
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Going to show us the advertisement now.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Cheerleader tackled the football player. Cute.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White Stuart Scott in the commercial as well.
Jan 9, 2012 Christopher White And thus ends the press conference. More pictures coming soon.
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
Jan 9, 2012 Doug Bemis
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