LG TVs Make New Connections
LG Electronics' connected TVs are getting more connections-including support (with the addition of a Webcam accessory) for Skype video calls on many of its new sets. This expands on LG's introduction, last year, of sets with built-in support for video-on-demand services such as Netflix and Vudu. Other new Internet services include Picasa and AccuWeather.
On the technology side, LG will introduce 480-hz refresh rates, doubling the previous high of 240 hz. LG is also working on further slimming down its sets, to as skinny as 6.3mm. And the company will launch a set with a 15-inch OLED display, described as one of the largest to date. Not to be excluded from the 3D bandwagon, LG also announced 3D-ready sets and a 3D projector.
LG has also revamped its remotes, creating a more graphical on-screen interface. Interestingly, however, LG appears to be holding off on aggressive adoption of WirelessHD technology (for cable replacement): Sets will be WirelessHD-ready but won't ship with boxes to complete the connection (last year's sets bundled the pricey boxes).
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