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LG Unveils Personal Smart TV, Game Portal

Berlin –LG Electronics unveiled at IFA 2012 here a personal smart TV with IPS LCD technology that incorporates LG’s smart-TV functionality, Cinema 3D and Cinema Screen design.

Model TM2792 is a 27-inch LED IPS LCD TV that’s well-positioned for bedrooms and dorms, with a host of interactive and connected features. The company described its cosmetics as “the perfect complement for a sleek, modern interior.”

Also at the German technology fair, LG said it will launch globally later this year a smart-TV game portal called Game World, which will provide downloadable casual 3D games that can be played on devices using LG’s Cinema 3D smart-TV technology.

The portal is said to provide “a user-friendly way to search, purchase and play game apps — in both 2D and 3D — through an intuitive interface. Many of the games can be played with LG’s Magic Remote or with any third-party game pad.”

Game World will be launched globally in the second half of this year.

Meanwhile, the TM2792 will be released into the European markets later this month, but the company did not disclose pricing or U.S. plans. The personal TV set includes LG’s Cinema Screen narrow-bezel design.

“The TM2792 is an exceptional TV, offering an engaging, cinema-quality viewing experience that allows users to immerse themselves in a vast and customizable world of content,” said J.J. Lee, LG home entertainment IT business unit head and executive VP. “Our top-of-the-line personal smart TV takes entertainment to the next level, whether it’s watching a video recorded on a smartphone, a favorite classic movie or anything else in between.”

The unit’s SmartShare technology is a gateway to external devices on the Home Dashboard that allows users to browse and share files with laptops, smartphones and external hard drives.

Also included for screen sharing is Silicon Image’s Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), which works with HDMI and Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) systems. With MHL, users can display photos and play games from their smartphone on the personal smart TV while the phone is charging.

WiDi makes wireless screen sharing with laptops more convenient than ever and with DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct, content stored on smart devices can easily be accessed and shared.

Other features include LG’s motion- and wheel-controlled Magic Remote and Home Dashboard menu system.

Access to video-on-demand (VOD) content is also provided with 3D World, Game World, LG Smart World (LG Apps) and the Social Center.

The screen is based on in-plane switching (IPS) technology, offering high-resolution images at wide viewing angles without inducing eye fatigue.

The TM2792 includes LG’s Cinema 3D technology for viewing 3D images with battery-free glasses, like those used in movie theaters.

3D Sound Zooming enhances the 3D experience by simulating the movement of sound in correlation to the movement of images on the screen.