LG Goes Large With 84in Ultra Definition 3D TV

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Not content with launching the world’s largest, lightest and thinnest OLED TV at its press conference this morning, LG also unveiled a giant 84in Cinema 3D Ultra Definition TV, voice and gesture control for 3D TVs, a new screen design reducing the bezel on some TVs to just 1mm, a redesigned Smart TV platform and its Google TV-powered set.

The new 84in Ultra Definition display features 8 million pixels and four times the resolution of existing Full HD panels at 3840×2160 pixels. LG has also added a depth control feature which will let you calibrate the 3D effect depending on your home set-up.

3D Zooming Sound has also been added which promises to expand the sound stage horizontally and vertically though a combination of physical speaker design and software tweaks. LG will also be launching 55in, 60in and 72in versions of the Ultra Definition TV.

LG’s new Cinema Screen design – which features on the 84in TV – promises to recreate a movie theatre experience in your home by reducing the size of those distracting bezels to just 1mm in some cases. The new design will be featured on around 20 per cent of the new Cinema 3D line-up for 2012. The new design is accompanied by new Cinema 3D glasses which are 20 per cent lighter than previous models and will be available in three versions.

LG is also taking note of the increased popularity of motion control and will be including a 3D camera in some of the 2012 line-up to capture gestures to make controlling your TV all the more intuitive – and you’ll also be able to play some specially designed games using these gestures. It also announced a redesigned Magic Remote which will include a scroll wheel for easier navigation and will support voice control to make text inputting a lot more intuitive.

LG’s Smart TV platform has been given a makeover with a redesigned dashboard, and updated browser which now supports HTML5 and Flash 10. There are now 1200 apps available for the Smart TV platform.

LG also showed off its Google TV-powered set, which was launched last week, and said that for years industry chipsets where holding it back and so the new Google TV will be powered by LG’s own L9 chipset.

We’ll be looking at all the new releases from LG in the coming days and bringing you our initial thoughts on what LG is bringing to the TV market in the coming year.

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