LG to unveil new Google TVs in Vegas

Telly addicts will soon be able to get a closer look at a new range of LG sets running Google TV.

28 Dec 2012


Telly addicts will soon be able to get a closer look at a new range of LG sets running Google TV. The manufacturer has announced plans to unveil seven new connected Google TV sets at the CES 2013 show, which gets under way on January 8 in Las Vegas.


The flagship GA7900 series will be launched in Vegas in 47 and 55-inch model guises after the firm unveiled its first Google TV offerings at CES 2012. LG will also launch the GA6400 series in a number of screen sizes. Both the GA6400 and the GA7900 series will run on Google's web-meets-living-room platform. Google TV functions mean people can search Google Play from their living rooms as well as linking other Android devices to their TV.

The new sets will also feature the redesigned Magic Remote, which features a full QWERTY keyboard and allows you to change channel or volume by using motion technology, increasingly sensitive voice commands activated by 'natural language' or plain old buttons. For instance, if you're looking for a comedy you'll be able to find one by just saying 'comedy' to the TV.

The TVs will also offer 3D viewing alongside LG's passive 3D glasses and a powerful dual-core processor to make the smart TV browsing experience smooth and efficient.

"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.

He went on: "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."
CES 2013 will run from January 8 to 11 in Las Vegas, and we'll be there to give you the lowdown on the hottest tech coming out of the show.