LG Press Conference, CES 2015by Jarred Walton & Joshua Ho on January 5, 2015 10:56 AM EST
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11:57AM EST - Thank you for joining us.
11:54AM EST - We'll get some hands on time and some additional pictures when we drop by LG's booth later.
11:52AM EST - And we're done. Josh is still trying to upload images, but his connection is super slow. Again, apologies.
11:50AM EST - Now on stage to close the conference is William Cho.
11:50AM EST - SoC will be clocked at 2.0GHz.
11:47AM EST - LG G Flex 2 will recharge to 50% in 38 minutes.
11:47AM EST - One final innovation: battery life.
11:47AM EST - Enhanced Selfies with Gesture Shot from 1.5m away.
11:46AM EST - Improved self healing of scratches on the cover.
11:45AM EST - Demonstration of improved durability of the glass cover.
11:44AM EST - 64-bit octa-core SoC from Qualcomm - Snapdragon 810.
11:43AM EST - Laser auto focus for the camera.
11:43AM EST - Flamenco Red color looks pretty sweet.
11:42AM EST - G Flex 2 is sporting a 5.5-inch 1080p OLED display.
11:42AM EST - 700R on the front, 650R on the back. (R is radius... not sure of unit.)
11:41AM EST - Not one curve but four.
11:40AM EST - Introducing the LG G Flex 2. "Prepare to fall in love." The most leaked smartphone introduction ever.
11:38AM EST - Recapping smartphones introduced during the past year.
11:38AM EST - Frank Lee is now on stage.
11:38AM EST - I think we're done with the home appliances. And there was much rejoicing.
11:37AM EST - Rachel Ray video now promoting LG refrigerators.
11:35AM EST - Double Door-in-Door refrigerator.
11:33AM EST - We're finished with washers and on to dryers now. Give us 5-10 minutes and we should be on to something more in line with AnandTech coverage.
11:31AM EST - I'm not making this stuff up.
11:31AM EST - LG TurboWash 2.0. It's like Turbo Boost for laundry!
11:30AM EST - The new door on the front load washer is 21mm higher to make it more accessible.
11:30AM EST - This will apparently deliver significant savings in time and household bandwidth.
11:29AM EST - Oh man. Twin wash will have a mini washer under the larger main washer.
11:28AM EST - Comparing laundry to a chess match. Hooray for bad analogies.
11:28AM EST - This is clearly not what most people here are interested in hearing about.
11:28AM EST - LOL... scattered applause as he announces the introduction of the LG 2015 washing machine and refrigerator lineup.
11:27AM EST - I want a fridge that will automatically clean out old food.
11:27AM EST - So now we're talking about laundry and refrigeration.
11:26AM EST - LG is striving to make it easier and more efficient to complete the stuff we have to do so we can get to the things we want to do.
11:26AM EST - Talking about stuff we have to do vs. stuff we want to do.
11:26AM EST - Tim exits stage. Now Dave VanderWaal is on. Head of Marketing.
11:25AM EST - Music Flow appears to refer to speakers and a smartphone app.
11:23AM EST - Uses dual-band mesh network that allows customers to add speakers as they go.
11:22AM EST - Or MUSICflow?
11:22AM EST - Now talking sound. LG Music Flow.
11:22AM EST - 4K streaming for Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and more.
11:21AM EST - Quick start to improve overall access time by 60%.
11:21AM EST - For 2015, with webOS 2.0, they'll be adding and refining features.
11:21AM EST - In 2014 webOS was a new interface for smart TVs with improved performance.
11:20AM EST - And Peter is done.
11:19AM EST - This morning Netflix is announcing the "Netflix recommended TV" program.
11:19AM EST - It's not just about picture quality; it's important to improve user experience.
11:18AM EST - Netflix will be offering HDR (High Dynamic Range) content this year.
11:17AM EST - Netflix was first to deliver 4K UltraHD over the Internet.
11:17AM EST - Talking about smart TV and how LG was first to ship a TV with integrated support for Netflix.
11:17AM EST - Greg Peters from Netflix now on stage.
11:16AM EST - Showing 8K demonstration as well at LG's booth.
11:16AM EST - ColorPrime Nano Spectrum will expand color gamut by up to 32%.
11:15AM EST - 34 SKUs from LG with UltraHD support, from 105" down.
11:15AM EST - Predicting 153% growth for 2015 for 4K UltraHD.
11:14AM EST - "OLED is quite simply the best TV ever."
11:14AM EST - Video unveiling of the 77" display...
11:14AM EST - New 2015 OLEDs will all be 4K.
11:13AM EST - Expect more than 1 million OLED TVs in 2015.
11:13AM EST - $600 million dollar investment into increasing OLED production.
11:12AM EST - OLED allows creation of next generation of content.
11:11AM EST - Discussing problems with LCDs and generating true black.
11:11AM EST - "Without great blacks, you won't see great color."
11:10AM EST - LG was first to introduce OLED TV as well as affordable OLED models.
11:10AM EST - Progression from CRT to plasma to LCD and now OLED.
11:10AM EST - Moving on to talking about TVs.
11:09AM EST - Note: Internet is really flaky right now so images might not be coming through very well. Sorry.
11:09AM EST - Preview video now of what will be coming this year: OLED TVs, TWIN Wash system, stunning mobile devices....
11:07AM EST - HomeChat can connect to Nest to control AC.
11:07AM EST - LG HomeChat to access IoT ecosystem via a smart watch.
11:07AM EST - Talking now about smart home appliances and support.
11:06AM EST - Enable LG devices to work with other devices.
11:06AM EST - Embracing open standards - Allseen Alliance and One M2M.
11:05AM EST - Moving on to smart cars now.
11:05AM EST - Wellness platform can improve living environment by actively controlling environment, e.g. air conditioning and lighting.
11:04AM EST - Wellness platform to track sleeping, heart rate, movement.
11:04AM EST - Started on a platform of webOS. Offering webOS 2.0 now.
11:03AM EST - Platforms, Connectivity, and Ecosystem.
11:03AM EST - True value of IoT lies in the innovation that centers around our lives.
11:02AM EST - Talking about Internet of Things, IoT.
11:02AM EST - LG's vision for the year ahead: Innovation for a Better Life.
11:01AM EST - Dr. Skott Ahn on stage.
11:01AM EST - Innovation for a better life.... LG
11:00AM EST - Video is kicking off.
10:59AM EST - Jarred is on keyboard, Josh on images providing additional commentary.
10:59AM EST - We're seated and waiting for the conference to start.
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ws3 - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkI can't wait to purchase an IoT-connected twin wash machine with an OLED screen so that juvenile lulzers can hack my washing machine to spin the tubs backwards and display pornography on the OLED screen. The icing on the cake will be LG's refusal to upgrade the firmware, instead telling me to buy their latest model, on which all of the problems will surely have been corrected.
JarredWalton - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkThis is the problem with live blogs. Josh and I were sitting here thinking, "Um, what do we say about this stuff?" Josh has about 60 images that he couldn't get uploaded.
cloakster - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkI was dying laughing reading what you were posting about it :P
WaitingForNehalem - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkYeah that post is hilarious.
Martin84a - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - linkHah! The exact same experience I had with my TV and blu-ray player a few years ago. Then after the massive failure of the LG Optimus 2X, I've put the company on my internal ban list, along with Creative labs.
AnnihilatorX - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - linkI am actually interested in a twin wash machine. Currently we have to separate laundry for light/dark colored clothing to prevent staining on the light clothing. Owning two separate washing machine is silly while waiting for the machine to do two washes is inefficient.
GTVic - Thursday, January 8, 2015 - linkMultitasking would take care of that. You don't actually have to sit and wait in front of the washer?
andychow - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkI'd kind of like for my washer/driver machines to text me or send me an email when they are done. Also update my twitter feed "Andy Chow's laundry is now clean", lol. Then my "friends" could see how cool I really am.
WaitingForNehalem - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkAt least that would be more interesting than what people normally post.
mrdude - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkHow many Facebook likes do I have to give my washing machine and LG in order to get my pants back?