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LG plays it smart with massive TVs, new phones (photos)

Consumer electronics maker takes advantage of CES to reveal an 84-inch "ultra-resolution" TV, a 55-inch 3D OLED TV at 4mm thick, a smartphone with VMWare, and another with HD video from ESPN.

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Consumer electronics maker LG took advantage of the CES 2012 spotlight on Monday to reveal an 84-inch "ultra-resolution" TV, a 55-inch 3D OLED TV at 4mm thick, a smartphone with VMWare, and another with HD video from ESPN.

Here, LG focuses on the 84-inch display.

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The flat-screen TV includes a 1mm bezel.
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The set will allow a viewer to use gestures (as well as voice recognition) to control the set.
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The set will feature the L9 chipset.
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LG's smart TVs will include Google TV.
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LG is working to improve passive 3D viewing.
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LG also touted its "true" HD displays.
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Another example of "true" HD.
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LG is focusing more on smart appliances as well, especially smart fridges.
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The smart technology can do things such as checking whether you need to buy more of something, whether food is going bad, and whether to take into consideration dietary restrictions.
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Dietary restrictions cover more than just diets.
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Possibly the funnest smart function: a "blast chiller" than can lower the temperature of a can of soda in less than five minutes.
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LG says that half its line of TVS this year will include both 3D and smart TV functions.
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On to smartphones, the new LG Spectrum will include HD video from ESPN.
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The Android-based Spectrum will be upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich.
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A TV on display.

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