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CES Liveblog: LG Press Conference

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  January 7th, 2019  By Meg Cannistra

Hisense Update 9

Ma shows off the Hisense Laser TV which combines three independent lasers to deliver innovative picture quality. Laser TVs will range from 70 inches to 150 inches. Clearly big TVs will be a running trend.

LG Update 27

The LG Signature OLED TV R provides a new level of space integration. Allowing users to relax in an open environment when they’re not using the TV. When the screen retracts, you can still use the Dolby Atmos soundbar to listen to music.

LG Update 26


LG announces a rollable TV that folds down into a Dolby Atmos sound bar. Innovative tech for those who need a more aesthetic living or bedroom space. LG “roll out the future.”

LG signature OLED TV R. Brings freedom of design without limitations of a wall. The display magically rolls up by rising out of its base.

LG Update 25

LG’s NanoCell TVs will also offer access to Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and the new Apple compatibility.

LG Update 24

Breaking news: LG’s working with Apple to create a streamlined experience. Samsung isn’t the only brand adding Apple Airplay.

LG is one of Apple’s first TV providers for Airplay video. Apple is definitely gunning to become a major player in the streaming industry.

LG Update 23


With Amazon Alexa on LG 2019 TVs, users can set up their unique routine, check the weather, and manage smart home devices (accessing thousands of skills) such as accessing the Food Network to find a recipe or using Kayak to book a flight. “LG TV users will enjoy an impressively expansive experience without having to change the device they’re using.”

LG Update 22

Breaking Announcement: LG’s TVs will now also include Amazon Alexa.

LG Update 21

LG TVs will optimize sound recognition by recognizing the TV’s placement in the room, giving users a superior sound experience.

LG Update 20

LG Update 19

Deep AI learning enhances the sound of your TV (making voices clearer, bass deeper, etc.). Creates virtual surround sound.

LG Update 18

The 88-inch OLED TV combines 8K resolution with the Alpha 9 Gen 2 processor to produce high quality picture and sound for a new level of immersion.

LG Update 17

LG launching an 88 inch, 8K OLED TV. It’s huge. The picture is incredibly crisp. The TV features over 33 million self-emitting pixels.

LG Update 16

Tim Alexis, Senior Director of Home Entertainment Product Marketing announcing LG TV innovations.

LG Update 15


Photos of the LG Home Brew.

LG UPdate 14

LG Home Brew — Automatic Capsule-based craft beer maker. Now you can create your own beer at home and feel like you’re at your favorite local brewery.

Kind of like a Keruig, you combine pods of ingredients to create your own brew. It even self cleans. LG spent three years perfecting this process. The capsules come from Muntons — offering 5 distinctive types of beer (India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Stout, Wheat, Pilsner). Keeps you in the loop along every step of the brewing process via an app.

LG Update 13

VanderWall introducing LG Styler “Clothing care and a new level of convenience.” When combined with washers and dryers, the LG Styler creates the “industry’s first clothing care system.” Uses steam to eliminate wrinkles, dust, and allergens — leaving clothes looking and smelling great. “Smart clothing care.”

LG Update 12

Your washing machine will now talk to you. Practically carrying on a full conversation about the features it offers and suggesting when to clean your washing machine’s tub for better performance. Now when you’re talking to yourself, your washing machine may actually respond…

LG Update 11

LG dishwashers and washing machines will automatically connect with Amazon to order supplies so you don’t have to worry about replenishing cleaning products.

LG Update 10

LG devices will also communicate with each other to create a true smart ecosystem. As VanderWall picked up the LG vacuum, the Robovac listened and asked to help clean the home. The future of household products is here.

LG Update 9

LG ThinQ products are proactive in the suggestions they’ll offer users. By learning about your lifestyle and harnessing this data to help them contextually understand the user and environment. With this information, devices can propose solutions to help the user.

LG Update 8

LG PuriCare with LG ThinQ can give you suggestions on when to turn on your air purifier by following along with air quality levels. A true conversation between human and AI.

LG Update 7

LG ThinQ products will give users suggestions. Two major updates on how ThinQ will work:

1. Personalized recommendations based on contextual understanding.
2. Protective care.

LG Update 6

VanderWall just stepped into a mock smart home to announce AI innovations in the smart home experience.

LG Update 5

LG may be tossing a dig at Apple in there by mentioning anyone bringing their first 5G phones to market in 2020 will be too late.

LG Update 4

5G is the hot topic at LG’s conference right now, with Qualcomm promising that they and LG will bring it to consumers.

LG Update 3

5G will transform user experience with 8K video, fast download speeds, and low latency.

LG Update 2

LG expanding mobile experience with 5G. Working diligently to be on the first brands to launch a 5G smartphone. Partnering with Qualcomm to make this a possibility.

LG Update 2

“LG Innovation for a Better Life” with LG’s Senior VP of Marketin, David VanderWall.

LG Update 1

The conference room for LG is packed to the brim. A speaker announced to “silence our LG phones…and those other phones too.” Should be starting soon.

Join us from 8:00-8:45AM PST as we cover the latest announcements from LG’s CES 2019 news conference.

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