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LG to Introduce Two New Google TV Models at CES

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That’s right, Google TV still exists and companies are continuing to put money into the product. LG seems to be the leader at this point, already announcing that they have two new TV models (GA7900 and GA6400) with Google TV to show off at CES (pictured above).

Sporting dual-core processors, the OnLive app for cloud gaming, a thinner bezel, fancy new stand, and what appears to be a custom version of Google TV, LG is hoping their intuitive user experience at various sizes can meet more consumers’ demands.

No pricing information was given. 



ExpandedSmart Google TV Lineup from LG Provides the Most User-friendly Wayto Search and Discover Amazing Content

SEOUL, Dec. 24, 2012 – LG Electronics (LG) will introduce an extended Google TV lineup at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. LG’s new models GA7900 and GA6400 deliver an outstandingly intuitive user experience at various sizes and new design to meet more consumers’ expectations.

Google’s latest platform and LG’s redesigned Magic Remote Qwerty work together to enhance the effectiveness of Voice Search and the PrimeTime quick guide. The updated Smart Home also adds to the user experience by offering convenient, streamlined access to VoD, YouTube and more apps. Discovering exciting new content from the rich pool of choices available on LG Google TV has never been easier. Additionally, the premium model will incorporate LG’s advanced CINEMA SCREEN design for an undeniably
sleek and modern finish.

“LG is committed to providing diverse home entertainment options that offer the most satisfying user experience and the latest LG Smart TVs with Google TV do just that,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “They deliver a stellar user experience by merging the latest Google TV platform with LG’s proven Smart TV technology. The result is a comprehensive system that is groundbreaking in its simplicity.”

LG Google TV aims to redefine the user experience. The platform offers the ease of use that recalls the simplicity of earlier television sets. The new Smart Home offers varied types of “cards” that act as folders for apps and other content. The new My Interest Card can even display useful information including real-time weather and customizable news.

The entire user interface can be navigated using the redesigned Magic Remote Qwerty, which combines a complete keyboard with the convenient benefits of the Magic Remote’s point-and-click control. The enhanced natural language recognition incorporated in the revamped remote is a perfect match with Google’s outstanding search functionality. The overall voice-based capabilities multiply the effectiveness of the PrimeTime quick guide to provide an unparalleled user experience and make browsing through the more than 100,000 available movies and TV episodes on LG Google TV a breeze.

LG Smart TV’s dual core CPU enables easy menu navigation, fast internet browsing and video streaming. The additional processor power allows the TruPicture XD Engine to process images quickly and precisely, resulting in richer colors, deeper contrast and greater overall picture clarity.

And LG has applied its advanced CINEMA SCREEN design to the premium model to offer a sleek, modern look. This design further minimizes width of the bezel, giving the TV a streamlined appearance while creating the impression of a borderless display. Along with the LG Google TV’s unique stand design, it integrates perfectly with interior design of a living room.

The LG Smart TV with Google TV offers superb connectivity options and can connect to a variety of devices wirelessly. With the latest YouTube app update for Android, smartphones and tablets can be automatically paired with Google TV over the same home network via Wi-Fi, making it easy to send videos from your device to your TV.

Gamers will be pleased to know that LG Google TV will offer the OnLive® app pre-installed, which transforms the TV into an incredible gaming platform without a console. The app makes hundreds of high quality video games available instantly from the cloud. Also offering CINEMA 3D TV functionality, the LG Google TV employs FPR technology to give movie buffs and gamers a great 3D effect without the distracting flicker.

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  • I have a Google TV now, the LG 55g2. The TV is phenomenal. It is so flexible, the remote is great (though it could be improved). The built in guide and access to media is quite surprising. It all needs to be improved, but that’s not the fault of Google or LG, it’s the fault of media providers.

  • socalrailroader

    I’ll take the one in the middle, yeah, you, the girl 😀

  • That TV’s legs look like giant mandibles. If Android makes in sentient, I’d be worried what it could do with them.

  • Ruel Smith

    Isn’t Google TV just about a dead duck? That’s what I’ve heard. Now, this could be Apple fanboy FUD, but I’ve just heard that it’s to the point that Google is considering abandoning it. Could someone please enlighten me on this issue?

  • Talkdj

    Sexy Lady!! Gangnam Style!! (someone had to do it)

  • Abgar Musayelyan

    can someone move that stupid TV out of the way please?

  • Aj

    Can they also introduce that girl?

  • Willard Potter

    So… does it come with the girl? Cause.. yeah.. She seems more interesting right now.. lol I’ll concentrate on the Google part of it later. lol This seems like a decent attempt at least, though i’ve never used the logitech revue for an extended time, so I can’t really make a good judgement. This does seem pretty good if they keep up with any development.

  • shecalledmejay

    So will I be able to use Miracast on this TV

  • rodney11ride

    even more importantly…. daaaaaaamn her dress is short…

  • Captain_Doug

    Not a fan of embedding Google TV into the TV. I think there should be a separate thumb drive like this http://wisetivi.com/portable.html Almost all TV’s have an HDMI port and with this you can hook it up to your home NAS or just to a USB OTG device. It also connects to 2 bluetooth controllers. I don’t mean to sound like a commercial but this is something I would buy. I wouldn’t spend a few grand on a new tv when I already have a great tv. Google TV is great but it needs a more acceptable form factor.

    • nightscout13

      You’re definitely pushing a product here. Yes thumb drive makers are in trouble. Native integration makes for a better overall experience with the software.

      • Captain_Doug

        Not necessarily. Google TV is essentially just a launcher. Buying a TV with Google TV is awesome but you’re not getting the whole experience. If you had an Android thumb drive, not only would it cost much less than buying a whole different TV but you could run XMBC on it and have way more functionality. The experience may not be as smooth but the features you would add would be worth it(IMO).

        • instrument

          sorry, i have a xmbc dedicated box, and have had a logitech, and what does xmbc offer that the logitech doesn’t? other then actual storage space, i can’t think of anything.

          • Captain_Doug

            XMBC is just a media app. A great media app but the point is, you have a full version of android running underneath. That’s what opens up the possibilities.

          • ddevito

            then you’re not using XBMC the right way 🙂

      • ddevito

        Wrong. Totally wrong. Completely wrong.

        You upgrade TVs like once every 5-10 years (most people). Hardware for Google TV, and software for Google TV, will get upgrades like computers.

        It should always be a separate experience. Always.

        • nightscout13

          To each his own. I prefer integration, you prefer fragmentation.

          • ddevito

            Actually, you have it backwards.

            A native experience offers nothing in terms of experience for Google TV, as the interface is the same with an external device as it is built in.

            The difference is, when the next cycle of Google TV updates roll out, the external devices will offer faster hardware, better and faster software, more integration, etc etc bla bla bla

            While you’ll be sitting at home watching your LG Google TV experience that will be behind as it won’t get the update. That my friend, is fragmentation. You won’t simply buy a new TV with Google TV integrated. No way.

          • nightscout13

            Integrated G-TV will have better remote control support. Streamlined connectivity. With a separate device, you have to manually select the input, and use multiple remotes. What makes you think LG won’t put a quad core A-9 into the TV or an Intel Atom?

          • ddevito

            Sorry, you’re wrong yet again 🙂

            The Logitech Revue remote controls my entire living room, and it uses the same input HDMI input as my cable TV, so you don’t need to switch.

            You really need to do some homework before posting 🙂 Cheers

          • nightscout13

            You just LOVE that word don’t you? (wrong) you sound like a spoiled teenager. We were not talking about set-top boxes like the revue. We were talking about stick type Google TV devices. Also, I’ve owned the Revue, and hated it. Yes the blasters were convenient, But lugging around a full size QWERTY in the living room was far from comfortable.

  • a.youth.in.Asia

    Hopefully LG has enough supply for the demand this time around. “SOLD OUT” is not something we like to see

    • bitch_please


  • B

    Too bad Google TV is a freaking joke

    • Captain_Doug

      How so?

      • b

        Simply just a lack of of commitment from google. There’s only a handful of decent apps, no ndk, and what seems to be little to no development being done by google. I have 2 devices still running honeycomb and haven’t received a real OS update in the past year. I’d love to see google tv to become more, but if you search the feature request for google tv, you’ll see that not much is being added and ironically the items that are requested/followed the most are being ignored.

        • Captain_Doug

          That does sound lame.

          • michael arazan

            Maybe they should update the heck out of it and have a dedicated team to running it, then call it Nexus TV, and charge $400 for a 42″ and $500 for a hot asian lady to change the channels for you

          • Captain_Doug

            Updating yes. Still not a fan of embedding it into a TV. Should be an add on.

    • Apple

      Here is what Eric Schmidt said

      “By the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see in stores will have Google TV embedded.”

      I guess by majority he mean hardly any.

  • Jim McClain

    Merry Christmas to one and all, well except those apple folks hehe

  • QQpayne

    These look epic, at least LG has one field they are decent in.