By Lisa Johnston
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Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – LG proved the naysayers wrong Friday by announcing the deliveries of the first 55-inch curved OLED FullHD TVs to Magnolia customers.
LG officially launched the first 55-inch curved OLED TV through Best Buy’s flagship Magnolia Designer Center showroom last week. But some doubters had said production issues would the manufacturer from delivering the sets to customers for weeks or even months.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Washington — LG Electronics said its newly introduced curved OLED FullHD TV has received Energy Star certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The 55-inch curved OLED TV (model 55EA9800) joins the list of more than 125 LG-brand Energy Star-certified TVs on the market in 2013.
Among its energy-saving feature is LG's Intelligent Sensor, which automatically adjusts the display brightness according to the viewing environment.
Diamond Bar, Calif. — Seiki Digital Thursday kicked off a five-month Facebook sweepstakes promotion that will give away a TV per month.
The “Seiki TV for Every Room” sweepstakes enables current and new fans to enter the promotion by visiting the Seiki Facebook page, clicking on the Sweepstakes tab and “liking” the page to complete the entry form.
Seiki will draw one random winner each starting this month and endingin December. Prizes include the following Seiki TV models:
Irvine, Calif. — AmTran Video, licensee of the JVC brand for larger-screen TVs, said Thursday it is giving away a JVC 47-inch SL47B-C BlackSapphire Razor-Edge E-LED LCD TV this month as part of a social-media product giveaway program.
The SL47B-C is distinguished by an ultra-thin-bezel design that makes the picture appear to almost float in the air, the company said.
The FullHD 1080p LCD TV comes with onboard Dolby Digital decoding and XinemaSound 3D audio.
Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released research Tuesday showing just 7 percent of American TV households rely solely on an antenna to receive their television programming.
The trade association said the findings of the “U.S. Household Television Usage Update” study are consistent with CEA’s 2010 research, which found 8 percent of TV households reported using an antenna only for television programming.
Englewood, Colo. – A federal appeals court Wednesday denied a motion to block DISH Network’s Hopper ad-skipping DVR function, upholding an earlier California district court denial of a preliminary injunction in the case.
A three-judge panel of Ninth Circuit ruled that “the district court did not abuse its discretion in holding that the broadcaster failed to demonstrate a likelihood of success on its copyright infringement and breach of contract claims regarding the television provider's implementation of the commercial-skipping products.”
Richfield, Minn. — LG Electronics officially launched the first curved-screen large-format OLED FullHD 1080p TV at Best Buy’s flagship Design Center showroom store here Monday, ushering into the North American market a technology that some consider to be the holy grail of next-generation displays.
OLED technology has long promised the benefits of ultra-thin panel depths, very low power consumption, a wide color gamut, and the industry’s best black-level and contrast-ratio performances.
Richfield, Minn. — LG Electronics is debuting the first OLED TV for the U.S. market at a VIP launch event today at Best Buy’s flagship Magnolia Design Center store, here.
Senior executives from LG Electronics USA and Best Buy officially introduced the new LG curved OLED TV for the U.S. market.
Best Buy is LG’s exclusive OLED TV launch partner, and today began selling the 55-inch LG curved OLED TV (model 55EA9800) at the store, here.
San Francisco - Delivery Agent, a developer of interactive TV shopping systems, said Monday that a new television-commerce (t-commerce) application for ShopTV soon will be active on select Samsung Smart TVs.
In the process, Samsung will become the first consumer electronics company to deploy comprehensive t-commerce for the television, Delivery Agent claimed.
The ShopTV t-commerce application, which was pre-loaded in 2012 and 2013 Samsung Smart TVs, allows TV viewers to shop for products seen in network TV programs and advertising via their remote controls.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has denied a broadcaster request that the full court review a three-judge panel of that court's April decision not to stop Aereo from delivering broadcast signals over the Internet while a lower court considers a broadcaster challenge to the service's legality.