CES 2013: LG press conference live blog

LG shows off new products at CES 2013.

  • Kent German 1/7/2013 3:44:56 PM
    Hello! And welcome to CNET's live blog of LG's CES press conference!
  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 3:45:28 PM
    Welcome to the LG press conference, indeed. Along with Casey, I'll help be your guide to all things good in life, or at least lucky in goldstar.
  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 3:46:25 PM
    We're here live in the third row, along with a full CNET crew.
  • Kent German 1/7/2013 3:46:31 PM
    David Katzmaier and Casey Newton will bring you all the news at it comes with Sarah Tew delivering the photos.
  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 3:46:54 PM
    On stage in front of us to the left is a beautiful 55-inch OLED TV. Looks like a different industrial design from last year's.
  • sarahtew 1/7/2013 3:47:13 PM
  • sarahtew 1/7/2013 3:47:17 PM
  • Kent German 1/7/2013 3:47:23 PM
    LG traditionally kicks off the CES press day with this early 8:00am show.
  • Casey Newton 1/7/2013 3:47:26 PM
    And over on the right, there is what appears to be a washing machine and dryer. Looking forward to hearing more about those!
  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 3:47:30 PM
    To the right, in true "we make everything" fashion, is an LG washer dryer set. I have no idea how it relates to last year's models, but it does have a lot of stainless steel.
  • Casey Newton 1/7/2013 3:48:17 PM
    LG starts this event early every year as a test of journalists' loyalty to the consumer electronics industry.
  • jmiah7705 1/7/2013 3:48:24 PM
    Can't wait
  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 3:48:32 PM
    Above the stage is what looks like a new tagline: "Touch the Smart Life." I'm not kidding.
  • Casey Newton 1/7/2013 3:48:56 PM
    Keep it mind that it is still illegal to Touch the Smart Life in some states.
  • sarahtew 1/7/2013 3:48:59 PM
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  • noah 1/7/2013 3:49:21 PM
    what time dies it start central ?
  • Kent German 1/7/2013 3:49:42 PM
    Noah: The show starts 8am PT so 10am CT
  • peter brewer 1/7/2013 3:49:47 PM
    to test their loyalty ..lol
  • bilbo 1/7/2013 3:49:55 PM
    Sounds like they are adding touch tech to everything with that tagline
  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 3:50:45 PM
    Those do look like huge touch screens above the washing machine. I dunno, dials work fine.
  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 3:51:40 PM
    Anywho, in case anybody was enjoying their Christmas breaks and missed LG's earlier announcements, here they are.
  • sarahtew 1/7/2013 3:51:53 PM

    Congrats to all the journalists who successfully woke up in time for an 8 a.m. press conference.

  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 3:53:08 PM
    Yes, that's pretty much every TV in that post. I expect them to have a couple of surprises though.
  • Casey Newton 1/7/2013 3:53:18 PM
    The room is quickly filling up. It's jam-packed with journalists. Some indie rock is playing softly in the background.
  • Kent German 1/7/2013 3:54:23 PM
    As we wait to begin, Katz and I will be showing you some news that LG has already announced.
  • Casey Newton 1/7/2013 3:55:57 PM
    LG has pre-announced lots of stuff from this year's show. The posts at the top of this blog will tell you what we know so far.
  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 3:56:20 PM
  • Wes DaMan 1/7/2013 3:56:28 PM
    any new 3d TV's ?
  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 3:57:08 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 3:57:40 PM
  • peter brewer 1/7/2013 3:57:50 PM
    i want to hear more about that HECTO projector
  • Aaron B 1/7/2013 3:58:05 PM
    LG never makes their better tv's in a 60 or 65
  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 3:59:20 PM
    That projector was one of my favorite things I saw beforehand. Short throw, very bright, cool technology with a 100-inch screen.
  • Casey Newton 1/7/2013 3:59:22 PM
    The lights are starting to dim here in the conference room at Mandalay Bay.
  • Casey Newton 1/7/2013 3:59:43 PM
    Loud techno music now playing. Resisting urge to dance.
  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 3:59:54 PM
    New 3D TV: yes. Many. Check out the entire lineup post.
  • Kent German 1/7/2013 4:00:08 PM
    As we kick things off, Casey and Katz will take over. So get ready!
  • sarahtew 1/7/2013 4:00:18 PM
  • Casey Newton 1/7/2013 4:00:20 PM
    LG's John Taylor comes out on the stage to kick off the show.
  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 4:00:33 PM
    One thing to note this year: no full-array local dimmer (announced yet).
  • David Katzmaier 1/7/2013 4:00:47 PM
    I was not given a seat belt.
  • Casey Newton 1/7/2013 4:00:53 PM
    We have been instructed to fasten our seatbelts. This must be one hell of a washer / dryer combo.
  • sarahtew 1/7/2013 4:01:16 PM
  • Casey Newton 1/7/2013 4:01:22 PM
    Video package now playing showing off a range of LG products.
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