LG releases revised Magic Remote with Siri-like functionality
LG has taken the wraps off the latest incarnation of its Magic Remote, which is designed to be paired with its Cinema 3D Smart TV series. The new design is more ergonomic, but continues with its four control scheme including voice, gesture, point and wheel. The most significant upgrade is to its voice recognition capabilities, which now support ‘natural language’ recognition, giving its voice capabilities a more Siri-like flavor.
LG brings 3D World to Cinema 3D TVs in 70 markets
LG Electronics on Monday launched 3D World, a content service for owners of the company's Cinema 3D Smart TVs, in 70 countries. The service replaces the original 3D Zone Smart TV app that came out in 2011, and lets users access what is billed as high-quality 3D content through a dedicated shortcut icon on the connected TVs' Home Dashboard. Owners of 2011 Cinema 3D Smart TVs will be able to get access to the service using an app, while 2012 TVs will have it built into the Home Dashboard as part of a streamlined card system.
3D UDTV expected to arrive next year
LG has disclosed additional details surrounding an 84-inch 3D TV that is expected to arrive on the market sometime next year. The panel is capable of displaying 4K content with 3840x2160 resolution, though it also displays in standard 1080p resolution.