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LG Bolsters Smart TV For 2013

                        LG Bolsters Smart TV For 2013

LG Provides Simple, Intuitive Smart TV User Experience with Enhanced Magic
Remote, Expanded Search and Share Capabilities

PR Newswire

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 31, 2012

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering a host of new
applications and easy access to content, the 2013 Smart TV line from LG
Electronics (LG) will include an updated Magic Remote for a simplified,
intuitive user experience (UX).


The wide variety of new models and sizes – including LG's awe-inspiring
84-inch Ultra HD and 55-inch OLED TVs – will be highlighted at next week's
2013 International CES®.

"LG strives to provide the most engaging and convenient user experience to
consumers all over the globe," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of the LG
Home Entertainment Company. "We have an uncompromising attitude when it comes
to both developing and improving the LG Smart TV platform. As a result, we are
confident the user experience of our 2013 models will shatter all expectations
and demonstrate that LG is one of the leaders of the Smart TV movement."

Easy to Use, Share and Enjoy
LG offers Smart Control with its enhanced Home Dashboard and Magic Remote. The
new Home Dashboard interface features My Interest Cards – special folders for
apps and other content –  providing seamless access to what is trending on
news sites. My Interest Cards can be customized according to the needs and
preferences of the user.

The Magic Remote has been redesigned to fine-tune content and menu navigation,
making interaction simple and intuitive. The device still incorporates the
fundamental control capabilities of past versions – point, wheel, gesture and
voice recognition. At CES, LG will demonstrate Voice Mate, an enhanced version
of the company's voice control technology, capable of recognizing the natural
flow of language. The Voice Mate feature offers a new voice search option that
simultaneously filters search results across the LG Smart TV platform –
Video-on-Demand (VoD) services, websites, external devices and more.

The enhanced SmartShare^TM feature offers users the ability to mirror or
transfer content from smart devices to LG Smart TVs with various connectivity
options, including WiDi and Miracast. The 2013 line-up will enhance sharing
between devices by implementing Near Field Communication (NFC), which offers
wireless and seamless content mirroring from smartphones and other compatible
external devices. This feature immediately connects two devices for quick
media sharing. To use "Tag On" as LG calls it, users simply hold a smartphone
or other NFC-enabled device against the NFC sticker on LG's CINEMA 3D Smart
TV. The 2013 line-up also supports LG Cloud, which allows the user to stream
high-quality content remotely.

Smarter Discovery in Sea of Content
Smart TV users have a steadily growing selection of content from which to
choose. To allow users to easily find what they want within VoD and live
broadcasts from multiple sources, the LG Smart TV offers an advanced
recommendation function called On Now; this convenient service suggests
trending VoD and broadcast content. Results pop-up with handy thumbnail
images, making it faster and easier for viewers to select content.

With a vast array of movie, lifestyle, gaming and 3D viewing options,
consumers looking for international or local content can quickly find what
they want on their LG Smart TVs. Partnerships with a growing list of providers
from around the world, including local broadcast stations and subscription
programming services, allow LG to keep its content offerings relevant and

The Improved User Experience
LG Smart TVs deliver a smooth user experience and excellent picture quality
because of a central processing unit (CPU) and graphic processing unit (GPU)
that have been upgraded over those of prior generations. CPU speeds are now
120 percent faster in several premium CINEMA 3D Smart TV models. Even more
impressive, GPU speeds are now 300 percent faster, which translates into
clearer images that enhance gaming, viewing and multitasking capabilities.

LG's Smart TVs include CINEMA 3D technology, which employs Film Patterned
Retarder (FPR) technology for superior 3D viewing comfort. This technology
uses lightweight glasses to create a comfortable 3D viewing experience without
the distracting flicker or crosstalk of active shutter-style glasses.

The new 2013 models embody LG's minimalist CINEMA SCREEN Design. The bezels
have been significantly reduced to provide a greater sense of immersion and
streamlined style. The Magic Stand further enhances the effect, enabling the
screen to appear as if it were floating. Both elegant and functional, the
stand complements the screen without creating any visual distraction. This
sleek formation effortlessly blends into any modern interior design scheme.
The stand also features a convenient swivel and roller function, allowing the
TV to be repositioned with ease.

LG's CINEMA 3D Smart TV has won many CES Innovations Awards for its
superiority in hardware and software, the latest being the 2013 Innovations
Awards. The CINEMA 3D Smart TV line-up received another award in December when
the 55LA6900 model earned an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) from
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. This model was recognized for its remarkable
energy efficiency and eco-friendly qualities.

Full details on LG's full 2013 TV line-up are below:

                                              Sound             Smart TV                  Screen Size Class
       Model     DSN    Resolution Refresh 3D 2.1   Sound Smart Google Dual Motion Voice  84      60     55     50     47     42     39    32     29    27    26    24    22
       Name                        Rate       Sound Link  Sound TV     Core Remote        (84.04) (59.8) (54.6) (50.0) (47.0) (42.0) (TBD) (31.5) (TBD) (TBD) (TBD) (TBD) (21.6)
4K LED LM9600           4K         240Hz   X  2.2   X     X            X    X      X      X
       LA8600    Cinema 1080p      240Hz   X  X     X     X            X    X      + B/I          X      X
                 Screen                                                            Camera
       GA7900    Cinema 1080p      240Hz   X  X     X     X     X      X    QWERTY X                     X             X
       LA7400    Cinema 1080p      240Hz   X  X     X     X            X    X      X              X      X             X
       LA6900    Cinema 1080p      120Hz   X  X     X     X            X    X      X                     X      X      X
       LA6500    Cinema 1080p      60Hz             X     X            X    X      X                                                                    X
       GA6400           1080p      120Hz   X        X     X     X      X    QWERTY X              X      X      X      X      X
       LA6200           1080p      120Hz   X        X     X            X    Accy   (w/            X      X      X      X      X
       LN6100           1080p      120Hz            X     X            X    Accy   (w/            X
LED                                                                                Accy)
Smart  LN5700**         1080P      120Hz            X     X            X    Accy   (w/                   X      X      X      X      X     X
TV                                                                                 Accy)
       LN5600           1080p      60Hz             X     X            X    Accy   (w/                                                                  X
       LN5400           1080p      120Hz                                                          X      X      X      X      X
       LN5300           1080p      60Hz                                                                                       X      X     X
LED    LN540B           720p       60Hz                                                                                                    X
       LN4510           720p       60Hz                                                                                                           X                 X
       LN4500***        720p       60Hz                                                                                                                       X           X
       PH6700    Hair   1080p      600Hz*  X        X     X            X    X      X              X
Plasma PN6500    Hair   1080p      600Hz*                                                         X             X
       PN4500           720p       600Hz*                                                                       X             X
* Max sub-field driving
**LN5700 - 32" - 60Hz
***LN4500 - 22" is 1080p

*No "ultra high definition" or "4K" video content is currently available. No
broadcast or other standard currently exists for "4K" or "ultra high
definition" television, and the 84LM9600 may or may not be compatible with
such standards if and when developed.

*Internet connection and certain subscriptions required and sold separately.
Content and services vary by product and are subject to change without notice.

*For a small percentage of the population, the viewing of stereoscopic 3D
video may cause discomfort such as dizziness or nausea. If you experience any
of these symptoms, discontinue using the 3D functionality and contact your
health care provider.

*Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice. LG LED
TVs are LCD TVs with LED backlighting.

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About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North
American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and
technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile
communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish
and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances,
commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all
under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology
innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances.
With 117 operations around the world, LG achieved global sales of USD 49
billion (KRW 54.26 trillion) in 2011. LG comprises four business units – Home
Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning &
Energy Solution – and is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel
TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG
Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more news and
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