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LG shows off 55-inch OLED TV for U.S., smart appliances (pictures)

At its CES press event today in Las Vegas, LG finally divulges a price and U.S. release date for its OLED. The company also shows off several TV-related devices and smart appliances.

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LG's OLED TV

At its CES press event today in Las Vegas, LG finally divulged a price and U.S. release date for its OLED. The company also showed off several TVs, related devices, and smart appliances.

LG's 55-inch OLED HDTV will arrive in the U.S. this March for around $12,000, the company said.

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LG's OLED TV

LG's 55-inch OLED TV set design first debuted at last year's CES and won CNET's highest honor, but was delayed, due to what was rumored to be issues manufacturing the set.

According to LG, the television is as slender as a pencil.

Skott Ahn, LG's CTO, says the stand makes the television appear almost weightless.

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LG's 84-inch TV

Skott Ahn, LG CTO, says two new versions of its Ultra HD series TV sets with 4K resolution -- a 65-inch model and a 55-inch version -- will join the existing 84-inch version.
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LG's laser projector

LG discussed its previously debuted Hecto Laser Projector, which is the company's first foray into the projector market. The model's claim to fame is that it can be used in a room that is not completely dark. Skott Ahn, LG CTO, said the laser projector can create a 100-inch screen.
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LG's Magic Remote

LG senior vice president James Fishler showed off an upgraded Magic Motion remote with voice recognition.
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Finger control

LG will also let you control the TV by simply pointing your finger at the screen.
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LG's smart home lineup

LG said it is working hard to let appliance owners interact with their devices using their cell phone for things like turning on a load of laundry or starting an automated vacuum from their smartphone.

"What we really need is a smart life," LG CTO Skott Ahn said. "Life should be free of complicated interfaces."

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LG's smart fridge

LG's upcoming refrigerator will feature a door within a door to offer quick access to items and let out less cold air.
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LG's smart washer

LG will let you update your washing machine by touching your phone to it. The company's machine is shaves 20 minutes off the laundry cycle.

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