LG Introduces Their LED 4K Ultra HD TV Lineup And HomeChat Feature For CES 2015


LG Electronics (LG) announced today plans to unveil its expanded lineup of LED 4K ULTRA HD TVs, with new designs, more features and picture quality enhancements, at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas from Jan. 6-9. This will be the first opportunity for audiences to get a first-hand look at LG’s full collection of 4K ULTRA HD TVs for the 2015 model year.

Named by the Consumer Electronics Association as the “4K Ultra HD Partner for the 2015 International CES,” LG’s LED 4K ULTRA HD TV lineup will highlight the superb color reproduction of its ColorPrime series which produces greater realism and depth either with Wide Color LED or Quantum Dot technology.

LG’s 4K ULTRA HD TV with Wide Color LED technology utilizes different phosphor-based LEDs to display greater color depth and more lifelike images and a 25 percent increase in color gamut. Additionally, LG’s 4K ULTRA HD TV with Quantum Dot technology will be demonstrated for the first time at CES. Quantum Dot displays offer high color accuracy along with a 30 percent increase in the color gamut. Further, these technologies allow for an even thinner cabinet depth that reduces the size to just millimeters, approaching OLED’s depth.

LG’s 4K ULTRA HD TVs deliver exceptional 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution with In-Plane Switching (IPS) 4K panels. These displays render color vibrancy of images in near original quality, also allowing for remarkable wide viewing angles. LG’s True Black Control local dimming technology refines the contrast and creates darker, deeper blacks, and LG’s new Natural Color feature minimizes color reproduction errors while Contrast Optimizer maximizes color contrast and brightness.

LG’s new ULTRA Slim concept, which has been integrated into the highly praised CINEMA SCREEN design, is an important factor in the newest TVs’ immersive capabilities. The sleek, slim bezel and seamless appearance creates a clean aesthetic where even the back of the TV has been designed to add a modern touch to virtually any room.

Five of LG’s ULTRA HD TV series (UC9, UB9800, UF9500, UF9400, and UF8500) come equipped with an impressive multi-channel ULTRA Surround System, developed in partnership with audio expert harman/kardon. The speakers are forward-firing to make them more compact but effective. Additionally, the premium UF9500 series features an integrated Auditorium Stand designed to reflect and centralize sound for maximum performance.

LG’s newly upgraded proprietary smart TV platform, webOS 2.0*, is even more user-friendly than its predecessor, letting users explore the system’s full potential in intuitive ways. Booting time has been reduced by up to 60 percent and connectivity to external devices is even more effortless than before. What’s more, users can customize their own menus on the Launcher Bar for a more personalized experience.

LG has also integrated its sophisticated 4K Upscaler algorithm into its Ultra HD TV lineup for smooth rendering of SD, HD and Full HD content into near Ultra HD quality images. The built-in 4K High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) Decoder supports both 30p and 60p 4K content from external devices, helping to insure that LG TVs are future-proof and will be compatible with the future Ultra HD transmission standards.**

“LG 4K ULTRA HD TVs are designed to offer a viewing experience unmatched in the TV industry,” said In-kyu Lee, senior vice president and head of the TV and monitor division at the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “The breathtaking picture quality is underpinned by our latest ColorPrime technology for a truly superb home entertainment experience.”

Visitors to LG’s booth at CES 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #8204) from will have the opportunity to see LG’s stunning 4K ULTRA HD TVs in person. The lineup includes multiple screen sizes across series UC9, UB9800, UF9500, UF9400, UF8500, UF7700, UF6800 and UF6700.

2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las VegasLG Electronics (LG) announced today that new products set to debut in the United States during the first half of next year – from appliances to air solutions to home entertainment devices – will allow consumers to communicate, control, monitor and share content via the popular “LINE” mobile messenger platform and the unique LG HomeChat service. LG will unveil its latest generation of smart innovations that use LG HomeChat’s Natural Language Processing technology at the 2015 International CES next week in Las Vegas.

Via HomeChat, LG’s virtual assistant, users can control and operate their LG products through text and voice messages from the LINE messenger app on their mobile devices. With 350 million users worldwide, LINE is available on most major smartphone platforms, including Android and iOS. HomeChat also offers customized recommendations for each user based on usage history, patterns, personal preferences and more.

With HomeChat, users can now use three main smart functions for everyday situations: Vacation, Leaving Home, and Coming Home modes. The Vacation and Leaving Home modes allow users to ensure the products are using minimal energy with LG’s Smart Saving technology, or are powered off while away from the home for an extended period of time. The Coming Home mode can help users prepare the home for their arrival by turning on the Smart Air Conditioner remotely, for example, or by requesting recipe suggestions from the Smart Oven.

“We find that consumers always look for an easier way to manage their busy households, and HomeChat helps simplify the process of communicating with appliances.  Now, users can ‘speak’ naturally with their appliances through text without having to input special computer commands,” said T.J. Lee, senior vice president, home appliances, LG Electronics USA. “We will continue to lead the industry with our smart home technologies and advance its availability in the U.S. market.”

Smart Refrigerator

Thanks to the messaging capabilities of HomeChat, new LG smart refrigerators can provide users with real-time status updates anywhere, at any time, proving most helpful when grocery shopping (users can see what’s currently in the fridge from its interior camera). Meanwhile, the Smart Saving function allows the refrigerator to consume minimal energy when users are outside the home. Family members can even upload photos to the refrigerator from their smartphones via LINE, which can then be displayed on the appliance’s exterior display panel.

Smart Laundry

Using HomeChat, users can quickly and simply monitor laundry progress, seeing how much time is left in a cycle and even remotely stopping cycles altogether in their smart washer or dryer, if needed. Users can also download new cycles such as Wool, Baby Care and Cold Wash that suit the user’s needs and to always keep the washer updated.

Smart Oven

The Recipe Search function, along with HomeChat allow users to communicate directly with their smart oven, collecting recipe recommendations and discovering exactly which ingredients are needed. Conveniently, the oven will then auto-select the appropriate setting, which helps users avoid the hassle of having to manually set the cooking mode, as well as provide alerts when recipe updates become available. Another convenience feature allows users to remotely monitor the status of the oven, keeping a close eye on the cooking time of those tasty treats.

Smart Air Conditioner

Users can also interact with LG’s smart air conditioner systems via HomeChat to receive up-to-the-minute status updates, including details on current and desired temperatures, power mode, fan speed and more. This allows consumers to more conveniently monitor the air conditioner’s energy usage, which can ultimately help lead to enhanced energy efficiency and cost savings.

Smart Multi-Room Audio Systems

LG’s Music Flow Wi-Fi portable speakers allow consumers to build a custom home audio system that can be controlled using LG’s Music Flow mobile app, and are compatible with Android and iOS devices. Through HomeChat, users can communicate directly with the speakers with simple text commands such as “play songs for party” or “turn off music after one hour.” The speakers can also act as a personal assistant, setting alarms and alerting users of upcoming events on command.

LG also plans to rollout HomeChat in other 2015 products, including a clothes dryer and vacuum cleaner. Visitors to LG’s booth at 2015 International CES (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #8204) can personally experience LG’s newest innovations for themselves.