IFA, Berlin:Remember the amount of times you’ve been sitting at home and wished you could get up and draw something on your 60in plasma 3D TV? No, us neither but it seems as if LG thinks it's a great idea.
The LG PenTouch PZ850T TV will allow owners to use a stylus to draw smiley faces on their 50in or 60in 3D Cinema plasma screens. The LG PZ850T plasmas have been around for a while now but LG has decided that what was missing from the high-end sets was the ability to put your own personal touch on them.
The PenTouch sets will come with a pair of styli which can be used simultaneously on-screen. While there will be no finger-input or pressure sensitivity, LG say the Pentouch screen can be used in conjunction with a Windows PC to download your masterpieces so you can share them with the world.
Stephen Gater, consumer electronics marketing director LG UK, commented, "We're all used to touch screens being available on our phones and even tablets now, but LG is one of the first to be offering this technology on large TV screens."
The pens will allow you to control the TV itself or bundled software like calendar and photo galleries, though obviously LG hasn’t heard of a little invention called a remote control.
With one pair of active shutter glasses included the 3D version of the 60in LG PenTouch PZ850T will set you back $2,199 in the US (with UK pricing still unknown). The 2D version will set you back $1,699 (60in) or $1,099 (50in). Obviously these sets could find a home in offices where workers could use them as an interactive whiteboard.
We are hoping to get some hands-on time with the PenTouch to create our own masterpiece at IFA, so check back soon for our first impressions.