LG press conference at CES 2014 | CNET

LG press conference at CES 2014

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

  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:10:10 PM
    We're now watching a video demo
  • Lynn La 1/6/2014 4:10:19 PM
    This press video is actually pretty cute -- especially with the piano tunes
    in the background
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:10:33 PM
    But all we really want is to get to Netflix or Amazon in the shortest time possible. That's why Roku's interface is so appealing.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:10:47 PM
    Launcher - lets you move instantly between content. (now seeing this on video)
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:10:57 PM
    Simple discovery is now up. Today gives you access to recommendations
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:11:04 PM
    (all still in video)
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:11:22 PM
    One thing LG has always done right with Smart TV is the Wii-like motion control. Really easy to navigate.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:11:23 PM
    WebOs made it possible for us to really simplify and improve user experience, Ahn says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:11:40 PM
    Now let's talk about content. The success of LG TV has always been about great partnerships. Netflix, Ahn says
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:11:51 PM
    Talking Netflix partnership. This is likely the 4K app announcement.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:12:05 PM
    Leap forward in smart TV. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is here
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:12:20 PM
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:12:29 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:12:34 PM
    The heritage of innovation is not shared by everybody, but at LG, I want to tell you how impressed we are, Hastings says
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:12:46 PM
    FWIW, from what I've heard Netflix 4K streaming will be available on many 4K Smart sets this year (not just LG)
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:12:59 PM
    Netflix five years ago worked extremely hard with LG to put the first Netflix streaming client in a Blu-ray player. We thought it was the most amazing thing we had seen in years, Hastings said
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:13:09 PM
    LG senior management said nice but not enough until it's in a TV, Hastings said
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:13:23 PM
    Hastings said, how can that happen, TVs don't have Wifi. LG said it's coming, Hastings says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:13:38 PM
    Three years ago, LG broke new ground with the magic remote, this idea that there's a magic pointer on the Web, Hastings says
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:13:58 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:14:00 PM
    Previously: Netflix says it will stream House of Cards in 4K news.cnet.com
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:14:03 PM
    Now with the integration of WebOS, to have a native Web operating and pointer, enabling operations that are simpler, more native, and cleaner, Hastings says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:14:10 PM
    It's not enough that the TV is smart. Also has 4K, Hastings says
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:14:15 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:14:32 PM
    HEVC is the codec of choice for 4K streaming
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:14:35 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:14:42 PM
    Netflix is proud to be able to stream in real time shows, little shows like The House of Cards. Incredible, fantastic show. filed in 4K, mastered and edited in 4K. One of the first major TV shows in 4K. That will work this year, Hastings says
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:14:49 PM
  • Lynn La 1/6/2014 4:15:00 PM
    Every time Netflix finishes its spiel at a keynote, a message should pop up that says, "Your next keynote will begin in 10 seconds."
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:15:01 PM
    side note: I'm happy Reed is saying "4K" No mention of "UHD" at all.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:15:01 PM
    People who invest in 4K TVs will be able to watch 4K content from Netflix. It's amazing progress, Hastings says as he wraps up his comments
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:15:20 PM
    I'm sure you're all excited to see 4K content from Netflix streamed right from your home to your TV, Ahn says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:15:44 PM
    Working with all content partners (shows image with names like Hulu, etc)
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:15:56 PM
    We plan to continue to improve the TV experieince and extend what we've achieved to other devices in the future, Ahn says.
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:16:15 PM
    Yay! After years without an Amazon Instant app, LG finally managed to get it on their 2014 WebOS Smart TVs.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:16:26 PM
    Today I'll show you some of LG's greatest innovations. Home Chat, G Flex, and smart TVs powered by WebOs. These innovations and everything LG is introducing this year will dramatically change the lives of consumers, Ahn says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:16:32 PM
    Now to yet another video.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:16:49 PM
    Oh just kidding.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:17:18 PM
    They were just introducing Tim Alessi, head of home entertainment for LG Electronics USA
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:17:21 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:17:22 PM
    To sum up news so far: 4K Netflix streaming coming, WebOS for TVs said to simplify the Smart TV experience, and they finally get Amazon.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:17:38 PM
    Today's January 6, how many of you have already broken your New Year's resolution to exercise more, Alessi says.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:17:43 PM
    If not, LG has products to help you.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:17:54 PM
    Lifeband Touch - fitness activity monitor and heart rate headphones
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:18:18 PM
    Monitor and collect fitness data during exercise or everyday life. Touch-enabled OLED display to check all data in real time. So don't have to log into app, Alessi says.
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