LG press conference at CES 2014

The Korean company will show off its latest TVs and even a rumored fitness band.

  • Kent German 1/6/2014 3:39:28 PM
    Hello, everyone! Welcome to CNET's live coverage of LG's CES press conference!
  • Kent German 1/6/2014 3:42:12 PM
    It's a cool and sunny morning here in Las Vegas. Though CES officially begins tomorrow, today is "press day" with a full schedule of press conferences from a wide range of companies.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:42:48 PM
    We've all made it in and are just getting set up. Figuring out Wi-Fi is always the toughest part of covering a press conference.
  • Kent German 1/6/2014 3:42:49 PM
    For the past few years, LG has had the first (and early) slot of 8:00 am PT.
  • Kent German 1/6/2014 3:44:44 PM
    Welcome to Shara Tibken. she will be bringing you the details of what happens along with David Katzmaier. Sarah Tew will be our photographer.
  • Lynn La 1/6/2014 3:45:02 PM
    Hello everybody!
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 3:46:49 PM
    Howdy folks. Hopefully everybody is ready to hear about 105-inch curved 4K TVs again!
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 3:47:24 PM
    [linktest] reviews.cnet.com
  • Jake 1/6/2014 3:47:34 PM
    Hi,

    Will there be a live video stream anywhere?
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:48:00 PM
    The room is filling up. Lots of people still have coffee in their hands. Technically I'm on East Coast time, but it still feels early.
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 3:49:54 PM
    LG has pre-announced a lot of TV stuff in the last few weeks. That 105-inch TV (immediately matched by Samsung's), plenty of OLEDs, and a gaggle of 4K sets. To recap:
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 3:50:16 PM
    [OLEDs] ces.cnet.com
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:50:23 PM
    LG says we're starting in five minutes. That would mean it's actually an early start.
  • ajdomanico 1/6/2014 3:50:28 PM
    woohoo! :)
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 3:50:56 PM
    [4K TVs x14] www.cnet.com
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 3:51:55 PM
    Hopefully they've kept some surprises in store. Like, oh, I don't know, WebOS something something...
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 3:51:57 PM
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 3:52:05 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 3:52:31 PM
    [LG WebOS teaser] ces.cnet.com
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 3:52:35 PM

    3rd row seats!

  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:53:02 PM
    As David said, we're going to see a lot of TVs and other electronics from LG. One thing we probably won't see is mobile phones. Most companies are saving that news for either Mobile World Congress next month or their own events.
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 3:53:39 PM
    I now feel comfortable revealing that we'll have a deeper dive on WebOS, the LG Smart TV interface that is, promptly at 8:45 AM.
  • Kent German 1/6/2014 3:54:21 PM
    Also joining the live blog team is Lynn La and Gabriel Sama.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:54:54 PM
    Alright. Lights are dimmed. We're starting 6 minutes early.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:55:22 PM
    We're starting with a video. It's showing a soldier returning home, a surfer, and other normal, daily moments.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:55:38 PM
    "Every day in every corner of the world, another amazing opportunity presents itself," the voiceover says.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:55:50 PM
    "To seize the moment, to change a life, to change the world."
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:56:05 PM
    And at LG, we're just happy to play some small part in that, the video voiceover says.
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 3:56:24 PM
    I gotta say, the video quality on this presentation is terrible. Soft, solarized and pixellated. But hey, it's really wide!
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:56:49 PM
    Another video up now, this showing b&W images of Wayne Park, EVP and head of sales and marketing.
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 3:57:10 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:57:17 PM
    At LG, we embrace changes, Park says in the video
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:57:53 PM
    With LG, it's all possible, Park says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:58:11 PM
    Customers told us they wanted the benefits of smart technology without the complexity, Park says
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 3:58:27 PM
    "Smart and simple" sounds to me like webOS, which just got a name check.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:58:32 PM
    (All still from a video)
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 3:59:02 PM
    Yes, we have yet to get a live human on the stage.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:59:13 PM
    John Taylor is now up
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:59:42 PM
    Want to show how in 2014, with LG it's all possible, Taylor says
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 3:59:56 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 3:59:59 PM
    Now introduces William Cho, president of LG Electronics USA
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:00:39 PM
    I'm especially excited to lead our team in one of the world's most important markets, Cho said
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:00:40 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:01:02 PM
    Our growth over the past decade has been phenomenal. Today i'm proud to announced LG gained market share in the US in 2013 in each of our key areas, Cho says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:01:26 PM
    For the second year running, we are proud LG was named Energy Star partner of the year, Cho says
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