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
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