By Scott Dent
No matter how times times I remove the LG Internet (XUMO) channels, a few of them come back every day. After a week, I have to flip through about twenty of the LG Internet channels to get to what I want to watch. I have an 86" UP8770. My wife won't even watch the TV because of how how annoying those LG Internet channels are. I have repeatedly reset the TV. I have left it unplugged all night. I have searched for answers online and spoken to LG on the phone. Nothing helps. I have removed all the LG Internet channels at least 50 times. Every day a few of them come back. I purchased the TV at Costco about 5 months ago. I really wish I could return it. The LG Channels are a deal breaker for me.
By News Reporter
Much as a lighthouse guides ships into harbor at night, a Lighthouse Factory serves as a beacon for global manufacturing, shining a light on the future of production through the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies. Earlier this year, LG Electronics (LG) joined the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Network when its facility in Changwon, South Korea – named – was selected as a Lighthouse Factory.
In 2017, LG began transforming its Changwon plant, which had long been the center of the company’s global home appliance manufacturing network, into a ‘next-gen’ production hub. By automating core processes with advanced AI and big data, LG’s state-of-the-art facility has achieved greater all-around efficiency and is better able to respond to the diverse and ever-changing needs of today’s consumers.
Let’s take a look at major innovations that helped earn LG Smart Park its Lighthouse Factory designation.
Innovation #1. Optimized Production Logistics with ‘Digital Twin’ Technology
One of the key factors in the successful digital transformation of LG Smart Park is LG’s unique Digital Twin technology. Recreating the production line in virtual reality, it can simulate various production scenarios and take preemptive action to keep everything in the real factory running as smoothly as possible.
LG’s Digital Twin analyzes production data every 30 seconds, enabling it to accurately identify any issues that are likely to occur within the next 10 minutes. If a problem is discovered, it notifies workers so that they can take appropriate action to avert potential disruptions to the schedule. With this exceptional technology, LG can ensure the dependable, on-time supply of parts and materials for each appliance model being fabricated on the facility’s mixed production lines.
Innovation #2. Automated, Three-dimensional Logistics System
The three-dimensional logistics system employed at LG Smart Park uses factory space more efficiently than the conventional logistics setup used at the Changwon plant.1 The system takes advantage of the space above the factory floor with a vast, overhead conveyor system that works in unison with ground-based, 5G-enabled automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to quickly transport parts and materials to wherever they are needed.
“Logistics is like the blood vessels in the human body,” said Kang Myeung-souk, task leader of Kitchen Appliance Production Advancement Task. “To make the ‘blood’ flow well, we designed and built an organic communications network for our complex logistic system complete with AGVs leveraging high-speed 5G.”
Innovation #3. Advanced Analytics System based on Edge Computing Technology and Machine Learning
Equipped with an advanced AI platform, the Plug-in for Intelligent Equipment (PIE) executes ‘predictive maintenance’ on factory facilities. Through real-time monitoring and data analysis underpinned by deep learning, LG’s PIE has reduced material loss during the vacuum-forming process by as much as 80 percent.
Additionally, the Machine-learning based Vision Inspection system, MAVIN Cloud provides a significant boost to quality control and inspection speed, saving time and ensuring that every product made at the factory meets LG’s exacting standards.2 By establishing its own AI platforms, LG has made the work of production technicians at LG Smart Park much easier without assistance of AI expertise on site.
“The automation of these important processes has helped us improve overall quality and given our workers more time to focus on other key areas of production,” said Park Se-hee, specialist at Refrigerator Manufacturing Unit.
Innovation #4. Safer, Faster Production through Intelligent Automation
The application of intelligent automation to LG Smart Park’s manufacturing system has made the entire production process safer and far more efficient. Robots leveraging advanced AI, big data and onboard cameras now perform the difficult and dangerous tasks including high-frequency welding, which involves high heat and can potentially generate harmful chemicals. Using 3D vision recognition technology, robots also perform the refrigerator door attachment process; a heavy and demanding task that still requires a high-degree of delicacy and precision.
“There is only a 0.5mm tolerance when attaching the door to the refrigerator body, but our advanced robots are up to the task,” said Byun Hyo-sik, Vice President and head of Kitchen Appliance Production Division. “Based on an extremely complex algorithm, this efficient system has greatly reduced errors and sped up our overall production rate.”
“Automating the attachment of refrigerator doors – which can weigh between 20 to 22 kilograms – has significantly increased quality while saving our workers from having to perform a taxing, repetitive job,” added Kang Myeung-souk, task leader for the Kitchen Appliance Production Advancement Task.
LG Smart Park: Better Life for All. Through the adoption of impressive innovations, LG Smart Park has achieved a 17 percent increase in productivity3 and a 70 percent drop in the cost of defective-product returns.4 Moreover, the factory has already started contributing to the company’s global sustainability efforts, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and boosting energy efficiency per unit produced by 30 percent compared to the LG’s previous Changwon plant.5 It is also helping the local economy via the creation of new jobs.
LG will continue to accelerate the digital transformation of its global manufacturing network by bringing the smart, innovative production technologies pioneered at its Smart Park in Changwon to 26 LG production facilities in 13 countries.
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1 Footprints in logistics have decreased by 30 percent, comparing the figures from the year 2020 to 2021 according to the lighthouse site visit report by World Economic Forum.
2 False detection rate has decreased by 96 percent, comparing the figures from the year 2020 to 2021 according to the lighthouse site visit report by World Economic Forum.
3 Units produced per hour has increased by 17 percent, comparing the figures from the year 2020 to 2021 according to the lighthouse site visit report by World Economic Forum.
4 Comparing the figures from the year 2020 to 2021 according to the lighthouse site visit report by World Economic Forum.
5 Energy input per produced unit and greenhouse gas emissions per produced unit have decreased by 30 percent, comparing the figures from the year 2020 to 2021 according to the lighthouse site visit report by World Economic Forum.
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By News Reporter
Perfect for People on the Move, LG’s Premium Laptops Boost Productivity and Security
with AI-based Features, While New Portable Monitor Extends the Digital Workspace
SEOUL, April 26, 2022 — LG Electronics (LG) has announced the global launch of its 2022 LG gram lineup of premium laptops. Ideal for a wide variety of users, the new models continue the brand’s legacy of supreme portability with sleek, ultra-light designs while adopting innovative software and the latest hardware to deliver even more power and convenience.
The 2022 LG gram lineup features seven new models: gram 17 (17Z90Q), gram 16 (16Z90Q), gram 15 (15Z90Q), gram 14 (14Z90Q), gram 2-in-1 (16T90Q and 14T90Q) and the series’ first-ever portable monitor, +view for LG gram (16MQ70). Each new LG gram laptop provides powerful performance backed by a 12th Gen Intel® Core processor. This year’s laptops have also been upgraded to the latest Gen4 NVMe SSD, and employ low-voltage LPDDR5 RAM to achieve a performance boost of around 22 percent compared to 2021 gram models.1 Intel® Evo Platform certified, the 2022 LG grams guarantee excellent battery life, giving users the freedom to work or play, wherever their day takes them.
LG’s premium laptops are synonymous with superb picture quality, and its newest offerings serve as a strong reminder of why. Featuring 16:10 aspect ratio, WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) resolution IPS panels,2 the new grams provide sharp, vibrant images with high brightness, 99 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, and plenty of screen real estate to meet users’ diverse productivity and entertainment needs. What’s more, LG’s advanced IPS displays are now anti-glare,3 reducing distracting reflections and making it easier for users to see what they’re working on, regardless of ambient light conditions.
2022 LG gram laptops elevate the user experience with LG Glance by Mirametrix®, an innovative AI-based software solution that enhances security and convenience. LG Glance by Mirametrix® automatically locks the screen if the user steps away from their laptop.4 It also alerts the user and blurs the content they are working on if someone is peeking at the screen from over their shoulder.5 Conveniently, if a separate monitor is connected, the mouse cursor and the window currently being used automatically move to whichever screen the user is looking at. Additionally, this year’s models offer an optimized environment for video conferencing with features such as face log-in, AI-noise cancelling and a built-in Full HD webcam.
The latest grams remain true to the brand’s core identity, delivering compact, ultra-lightweight designs without sacrificing durability or performance. With their 4-way super-slim bezel design, each model offers an excellent screen-to-body ratio and is rugged enough to meet the U.S. military’s stringent MIL-STD-810G standard. On top of that, all 2022 LG gram products ship in eco-conscious packaging that presents thoughtful reusability after unboxing – cleverly converting to a desk calendar and pencil holder.
Versatile devices that enable users to switch between laptop and tablet in seconds, the new 16- and 14-inch LG gram 2-in-1 models come with pre-installed drawing and notetaking applications optimized for the LG Stylus Pen (Wacom AES 2.0). With the combination of smoothly integrated stylus support and LG’s AI-based user interface, the latest gram convertibles offer greater work efficiency as well as a responsive and enjoyable writing and sketching experience.
This year’s gram lineup also welcomes the +view for LG gram, a portable 16-inch monitor with detachable cover that connects via USB-C to extend the digital workspace. The 16MQ70 can be placed next to a laptop in horizontal or vertical orientation,6 and is a perfect match for LG gram 16; combining to provide a seamless look and a 32:10 aspect ratio IPS canvas for advanced multitasking.
“The 2022 gram series honors the brand’s identity and heritage with supreme portability, outstanding performance and optimized user experiences,” said Seo Young-jae, senior vice president and head of the IT business unit of LG Electronics Business Solutions Company. “Ideal for dynamic people on the move, LG gram products are designed to maximize productivity no matter where you are or what you’re working on.”
The global rollout of the 2022 LG gram lineup will start from the second quarter with availability at key markets in North America, Europe and Asia.
LG gram 17 (17Z90Q)
LG gram 16 (16Z90Q)
LG gram 15 (15Z90Q)
LG gram 14 (14Z90Q)
LG gram 16 2-in-1 (16T90Q)
LG gram 14 2-in-1 (14T90Q)
17-inch 16-inch 15.6-inch 14-inch 16-inch 14-inch LCD WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) IPS
WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) IPS
Full HD (1,920 x 1,080)
WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) IPS WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) Touch IPS Display,
Corning®Gorilla Glass®Victus® WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) Touch IPS Display, Corning®
Brightness (Typ.) 350 nits 300 nits Weight 1,350g – Internal GPU
– External GPU
1,199g – Internal GPU
– External GPU
1,140g 999g 1,480g 1,230g Size 378.8 x 258.8 x 17.7mm (14.91 x 10.18 x 0.70 inches)
354.5 x 242.1 x 16.8mm (13.96 x 9.53 x 0.66 inches)
356.1 x 222.9 x 17.4mm (14.02 x 8.78 x 0.69 inches)
312 x 213.9 x 16.8mm (12.28 x 8.42 x 0.66 inches)
356.6 x 248.3 x 16.9mm
(14.04 x 9.78 x 0.67 inches) 314 x 219.5 x 16.75mm
(12.36 x 8.64 x 0.66 inches) Battery 80Wh – Internal GPU 90Wh – External GPU
80Wh – Internal GPU 90Wh – External GPU
80Wh 72Wh 80Wh 72Wh CPU 12th Gen Intel® Core Processor (Alder Lake) GPU Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics (i7, i5), Intel® UHD Graphics (i3) *Option: NVIDIA RTX 2050 with 4GB (GDDR6)
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics (i7, i5), Intel® UHD Graphics (i3) Memory 8/16/32GB (LPDDR5-5,200MHz, Dual Channel) Storage Dual SSD Slots (NVMe Gen 4) Speakers Stereo Speaker (1.5Wx2), HD Audio with DTS X Ultra, AI Noise Cancelling
Durability MIL-STD-810G I/O Port* HP-Out (4-Pole Headset, US Type), HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 (x2), USB 4 Gen 3×2 Type C (x2, Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 4),
Micro SD Card
HP-Out (4-Pole Headset, US type), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (x1), USB 4 Gen 3×2 Type C (x2, Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 4), Micro SD Card
Software LG Glance by Mirametrix®, PCmover Professional LG Glance by Mirametrix®, PCmover Professional, Wacom Notes, Wacom Bamboo Paper
Webcam Full HD Webcam with IR Sensor Accessory – LG Stylus Pen (Wacom AES 2.0 & WGP) * USB naming conventions have changed: USB 3.0 (or USB 3.1 Gen 1) and USB 3.1 (or USB 3.1 Gen 2) are now USB 3.2 Gen 1×1 and USB 3.2 Gen 2×1, respectively.
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1 Based on internal testing, LPDDR 5 RAM used in 2022 LG gram models achieves a clock speed of up to 5200MHz. Previous gram models employed LPDDR 4X RAM with a clock speed of up to 4266MHz.
2 Except for gram 15 (16:9 Full HD [1,920 x 1,080] IPS panel) and gram 14 (16:10 WUXGA [1,920 x 1,200] IPS panel.
3 Except for gram 2-in-1 models, 16T90Q and 14T90Q.
4 Screen locks if the registered user’s face is no longer detected in front of the laptop (at a distance of 35-74cm from the webcam).
5 Feature activates when a person positioned behind or near the user is detected looking at the screen (must be within camera’s field of view to activate).
6 OnScreen Control software must be installed to switch between vertical/horizontal screen orientation.
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As the title, is there a way to see the satellite quality and power of the signal for every channel? Is seems not... I have the last WebOs version, the 6.
LG support is crap. No response at all or pre-made response textes only after weeks. Support is important, because we actually pay for it by buying the products. Since the TV is depending on software you provide and if this software has bugs, they must be removed, because this is part of warranty.
I posted a bug thread over at the developer forum, but no one reacted. Actually, I expected something like that an LG official reads it, puts it on a bug tracking list and comments "we are on it". That's how other companies do it.
So, where can we find a place to post our bugs so that they find their way to the developers?