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LG press conference at CES 2015

LG will unveil its upcoming slate of TVs, home theater products, appliances, and other gadgets as it kicks off Press Day at CES 2015.

  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:15:17 PM
    The contrast is pretty awesome.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:15:32 PM
    In case you're wondering, LG has not announced pricing on any of those new OLED TVs. Since they're all 4K, they won't be cheap. My guess: by the end of the year, the 65-inchers won't cost less than $6,500.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:16:09 PM
    Now moving on to LED LCD. Talking up ColorPrime, which it announced earlier.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:16:40 PM
    Alessi mentioned "8K" will be shown in demo area.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:16:40 PM
    As we always mention, these wider color gamut TVs are useless without wider color gamut content, which isn't available yet.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:17:13 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:17:24 PM
    Greg Peters, chief streaming and partnerships head for Netflix, comes to the stage.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:17:30 PM
    Ah, streaming and partnerships. LG has a lot of catching up to do in this arena. Samsung is ruling the roost with 4K streaming deals.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:18:06 PM
    I feel a new exclusive partnership coming on...he mentioned HDR coming to Netflix and LG TVs.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:18:23 PM
    Peters said Netflix wants to provide better video quality. Not just more pixels, "better pixels."
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:18:25 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:18:34 PM
    That's a big deal: HDR can look really good in the demos I've seen.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:18:47 PM
    He said Netflix's new series "Marco Polo" was breathtaking in 4K.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:18:59 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:19:15 PM
    But I expect the HDR content will be pretty limited, the only one he mentioned was "Marco Polo." It ain't no "Game of Thrones," my friends.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:19:40 PM
    Peters said Netflix is committed to supporting innovations like at LG. Announced Netflix Recommended TVs.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:20:19 PM
    So now Netflix is endorsing TVs. The question is: will they endorse others aside from LG? Like Samsung maybe?
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:20:25 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:21:07 PM
    We're talking about WebOS now and what it can provide.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:21:08 PM
    No real details on what would set Netflix Recommended televisions apart from others.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:21:30 PM
    WebOS 2.0 will upgrade some features, such as more customized channels.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:21:48 PM
    I liked the design of the original WebOS, but it was pretty slow. It really needed this boost in responsiveness.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:22:00 PM
    LG is also beefing up its content provided through WebOS.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:22:02 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:22:35 PM
    WebOS has a GoPro channel app. Not sure how that's different from GoPro videos on YouTube.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:22:38 PM
    Alessi said audio is just as important as a captivating display.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:22:43 PM
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:23:16 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:23:22 PM
    Musicflow app offered to allow you to connect wireless speakers, Alessi said.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:23:31 PM
    MusicFlow is LG's Sonos competitor. Sonos is so good that these systems have a tough time competing.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:23:56 PM
    Alessi is talking about how you can customize using Musicflow -- can add one speaker at first, then add more later.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:24:22 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:24:59 PM
    Ah, first I've heard of Google Cast for Audio. You can already cast many audio apps, so I'm curious how this is different.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:25:10 PM
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:25:37 PM
  • John Falcone 1/5/2015 4:25:37 PM
    More info on Google Cast for audio, announced earlier today:

    Google casts Internet music to its rightful home: speakers - CNET

    CNETThe tech giant wants to do for music streaming what it did for movie streaming -- make it simple to access entertainment from the Internet with your mobile device and play it on your living room gear.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:25:45 PM
    "Blu-ray players? Are those things still around?"
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:25:50 PM
    Alessi said obviously LG will be making its biggest splash with TVs, because that's where their best tech is, but will be working on other stuff, including Blu-ray players.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:26:05 PM
    David VanderWaal, appliance guy, on stage.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:26:16 PM
    So that's it for home AV and TVs. On to appliances.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:26:34 PM
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:26:54 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:27:15 PM
    He said they are pushing out new laundry and fridge products.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:27:31 PM
    I love it when refrigerators glide around on stage. Stately. Inspiring. Beer holder.
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