Hello, everyone! Welcome to CNET's live coverage of LG's CES press conference!
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.
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.
For the past few years, LG has had the first (and early) slot of 8:00 am PT.
Welcome to Shara Tibken. she will be bringing you the details of what happens along with David Katzmaier. Sarah Tew will be our photographer.
Howdy folks. Hopefully everybody is ready to hear about 105-inch curved 4K TVs again!
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.
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:
LG says we're starting in five minutes. That would mean it's actually an early start.
Hopefully they've kept some surprises in store. Like, oh, I don't know, WebOS something something...
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.
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.
Also joining the live blog team is Lynn La and Gabriel Sama.
Alright. Lights are dimmed. We're starting 6 minutes early.
We're starting with a video. It's showing a soldier returning home, a surfer, and other normal, daily moments.
"Every day in every corner of the world, another amazing opportunity presents itself," the voiceover says.
"To seize the moment, to change a life, to change the world."
And at LG, we're just happy to play some small part in that, the video voiceover says.
I gotta say, the video quality on this presentation is terrible. Soft, solarized and pixellated. But hey, it's really wide!
Another video up now, this showing b&W images of Wayne Park, EVP and head of sales and marketing.
At LG, we embrace changes, Park says in the video
With LG, it's all possible, Park says
Customers told us they wanted the benefits of smart technology without the complexity, Park says
"Smart and simple" sounds to me like webOS, which just got a name check.
Yes, we have yet to get a live human on the stage.
Want to show how in 2014, with LG it's all possible, Taylor says
Now introduces William Cho, president of LG Electronics USA
I'm especially excited to lead our team in one of the world's most important markets, Cho said
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
For the second year running, we are proud LG was named Energy Star partner of the year, Cho says