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Will 2014 be the year of the Smart TV at last?




apple-appletv12-channels-lgLast year during CES I made a bold claim; I said that 2013 would be the year of the 4K TV – the year that the industry’s next big leap in resolution would begin to go mainstream. Now, you could make the argument for me being both right and wrong in my prediction. 4K TVs have become mainstream in the sense that people are going into Best Buy and purchasing them, however, adaptation is extremely low and native content is still virtually nonexistent. Fast forward one year from that statement and I’m wondering whether I had the wrong idea. Perhaps the future of televisions has less to do with resolution and more to do with intelligence. Maybe instead of looking for widespread adoption of 4K televisions, it’s time we start looking for the introduction of something far more difficult to achieve. Will 2014 be the year of the Smart TV at last?

Read on after the break to find out.


Big TVs are good TVs

LG has more than just the webOS TV up its sleeves




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LG is positioning itself to be the leader of the smart television revolution in 2014 with the much rumored and recently leaked webOS TV, but that doesn’t mean its stopping there. Far from it, in fact – LG is also showing off tons of other beautiful, futuristic, and huge televisions at CES this year. Take the LG 105UC9, for example: a 105-inch television with a super high resolution panel of 5120 x 2160, higher than that of 4K. Oh, and of course, it’s curved – because goodness knows that no new screen is complete these days if it’s not curved.

Of course, that’s an extreme case unlikely to ever find its way to your family room, so lets get a little more practical. LG is also planning the UB9800 series, a lineup of 4K televisions that’ll come in 65-inch, 79-inch, 84-inch, and 98-inch varieties.

All of these TVs can play 4K (and beyond) content from almost any source imaginable, including HDMI 2.0, USB 3, and even LAN with h.264 decoding built right into the television. Who says a television needs webOS installed to be considered “smart?” We’ll be sure to bring you all the latest in television news all throughout the week as we comb through every last CES 2014 announcement. Stay tuned.

Source: LG