As we have computers now equipped with larger-than-life functions, features and specifications, many had fearlessly forecasted that televisions will soon be obsolete. Markets would only pave more way for supercomputers, netbooks, laptops and mobile devices, and TV sets will just be placed in a small space waiting to be disposed. Whoever made this guess definitely had it wrong. Technology has redefined the purpose of televisions. In this article, we will discuss the latest updates on the new smart TV powered and made with the partnership of Google and LG.
The new Google TV is noticeably faster than the usual LG TV sets and the former Google set. This is because of its dual-core CPU, powered by LG’s custom ARM-based L9 processor. This Google TV device also is capable of passive 3D, which means that you can make your own 3D glasses with inexpensive cellphone materials instead of the sassy rechargeable kind.
Featuring LG’s customized interface running atop the Google TV core, the device is available in both 47 and 55-inch screens. In the home screen, you will see pages with categories including 3D content, frequently used apps, bookmarks and premium offerings. A dock at the bottom provides quick access to the selections you use the most—including Google Chrome and the Google Play market. TruMotion 120Hz technology lets you see sports, video games and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur. Now your TV can keep up with your fast-moving entertainment.
2. Special Features
- Home Dashboard
Fired with online Internet Wi-Fi connection, the new Google TV has an intuitive home dashboard which lets you connect to your favorite TV shows (by your cable provider), the latest movies showing, trending videos through YouTube, social sites like Facebook and other Android applications. What’s good also is that items can be customizable by the user, so your most used apps are just one click away. Another good news is that this computer-TV is compatible with Flash, enabling you to view web content while surfing through Google Chrome.
- Cloud Feature
Because it’s online and it’s made by Google, you can have access to your music files, your books, and videos everywhere for free through the cloud.
- HD Resolution
The high definition resolution is one of the reasons why you’ll go gaga over this TV. Why? The TV resolution works at full HD 1080p, which has superior picture quality over the standard HDTV. Aside from this, it comes with a special feature called the resolution upscaler. When you have a camera, plug it into the new Google TV and the resolution of your original pictures taken will be scaled to a higher resolution—with blazing clarity and almost double the pixel resolution!
- Automatic Light Settings
You can set the brightness, contrast, level, sharpness, tint, color and backlight levels manually, like in common TV sets. What’s cool is that you can also let the set adjust its own settings for you. It has an intelligent sensor that senses the best lighting and color according to the conditions of your environment or room for more pleasurable viewing both in daytime and nighttime.
3. Remote Control
Its remote control combines the functions of the typical mouse and the keyboard. LG calls it the “Magic Remote QWERTY” as it has a scroll wheel on the front with Google TV buttons and a full QWERTY thumb keyboard at the back. Made to fit the size of your hand just right, it impressively responds not only to wii-like motions and gestures to move the on-screen cursor but also to voice search commands when you prefer not to strain your thumbs. Provide you with more convenience, this helps you find content and navigate easier. This is all thanks to the technology from Hillcrest Labs called “Freespace” which built inertial sensors to capture surprisingly accurate motion without any external sensors.
4. Energy Saver
This LED-screen TV has earned the ENERGY STAR. This implies that it has met the strict guidelines related to energy-saving for efficiency approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. How it benefits you is that you consume about 30 percent lesser energy than regular TV units, both in standby and active modes.
With all the pretty specs defined and reviewed here, LG’s New Google TV is the best TV that has landed into our universe. The 47″ model is priced at around $1,599.99, while the 55″ unit is at around $2299.99. The million-dollar question now is: Is it worth buying? With the functions and features of TV plus computer rolled into one, hell yeah!