In 2012 LG began selling Google TVs with just two models. For 2013 LG’s Google TV lineup updates and expands with two series (GA 7900 and GA 6400) consisting of seven models in five screen sizes. Major new features include a second generation Magic Qwerty remote, the ability to voice search programs and a near borderless screen.
The GA 7900 series (pictured) includes 47 and 55-inch edge lit LED LCD screen sizes. The Google graphic user interface (GUI) permits Internet browsing as well as access to movie services from Netflix and Amazon Instant, apps and premium TV video on demand such as HBO GO (with corresponding subscriptions).
The GUI can be navigated by voice, or tilting the LG Magic Remote control (like a Wii controller). The remote’s built-in microphone allows you Siri like control. Say “go to ABC” and the LG Google TV will change channels. Or speak a search term like “romantic comedy” and the LG Google TV will provide an on-screen list of programs available in that genre. In addition, LG’s PrimeTime Quick Guide permits browsing of more than 100,000 movies and TV programs.
Other features in the include the “Home Dashboard” which offers folders LG calls “cards” to display apps and other content. For example, the “My Interest” card can display customized weather and news information.
LG also includes the OnLive app preinstalled which turns the TV into a gaming platform without a separate console. This app offers hundreds of video games available instantly from the Internet cloud.
All the Google models include LGs passive Cinema 3D FPR system, which uses light weight inexpensive glasses for 3D viewing and a dual core CPU for fast Internet browsing and navigation. A new TruPicture XD engine promises better image processing resulting in “richer colors, deeper contrast and greater overall picture quality” according to the press release.
This all comes wrapped in a near borderless design LG calls Cinema Screen.
The 6400 series will be available in the 42, 47, 50, 55 and 60-Inch screen sizes. It retains all features of the 7900 series, but in a wider screen bezel style.
Both series are to ship in the US in the first half of 2013. They will make their first appearance at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas in early January.
Press release-2013 LG Google TVs
HD Guru will be posting advanced information and photos on LG’s full line of 2013 HDTVs, Soundbars, HTiBs, and Blu-ray players very soon, so keep checking for updates.
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