LG Google TV

LG has just announced that it will be releasing a new line of TV's powered by Google TV 3.0 software in the first half of 2013. The new units, which you can see are quite slim and interestingly designed, will come in several different sizes from 42 to 60 inches. Running Google TV integrated in the panel itself, LG claims it will have voice recognition "beyond simple voice input." With two new features called Quick Guide and Prime Time, the TV's will also let users watch and search for content at the same time.

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The new sets will have OnLive cloud gaming built-in, to be used with a controller that connects directly to the set. They will also have a new remote that has a microphone, gesture input controls and a QWERTY keyboard as well. LG is planning to show off the new line starting at CES in 2013, aiming to launch in the U.S. in the first half of the year.

Source: LG Newsroom

 

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LG releasing new Google TV products in the first half of 2013

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I don't think integrating stuff in a TV makes much sense. It just causes yet more fragmentation and compatibility problems while pushing the cost up. Just sell me a nice "monitor". Set-top boxes make more sense to me.

I agree with jboogie1289!

I also wonder if this will only support Hulu+ or will I be able to watch the Hulu shows that aren't available on Hulu+ but on just Hulu... It's been a while since I looked into Hulu+ so maybe this is a mute point.

These look really nice.

My concerns with a TV like this is firstly the cost (it just looks expensive) and secondly if it will be out of date in a year.

I'm not sure if this is a valid concern as I don't know much about the type of software on these tvs but my one lcd tv is 5 years old and my newest tv is already 1.5 years old. Is LG going to be doing regular updates on the tv software for the next 10 years?

I'd prefer a set top box too. Even better would be Google tv desktop software for those of us who have a tv tuner on our computers.

For anyone wondering about the price, the current model is about $1500, so don't expect anything too far from that for the new TV's price.