it would be great if there was some kind of “percentage” slider or just adjusted power saving settings. Right now, there is too much difference between maximum and medium power saving mode - maximum is too dark and medium is too bright, with no way to be set between. Also difference between two brightest is not so much big.
Second idea is to bring this setting somewhere closer (higher) in options. In my opinion, it might be the often changed setting by users. I use to change it regularly, especially between day and night.
I have problems with one of my WebOS TVs which looks like a speed problem, but when I do a speed check on my iPhone from just a few feet away the connection speed looks fine. Thanks, Bob
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Company Joins Forces With Hyundai Motor Group and YouTube
to Deliver More Entertaining Infotainment Experiences With the New Genesis Models
SEOUL, Nov. 1, 2023 — LG Electronics (LG) has announced that it will apply its in-vehicle infotainment system – featuring webOS for Automotive, the company’s automotive content platform – to Hyundai Motor Group (Hyundai Motor Company, Kia corporation, Genesis)’s new Genesis models. On October 31, LG hosted Hyundai Motor Group (Hyundai) and YouTube at a ceremony in Los Angeles, U.S., to celebrate the introduction of webOS for Automotive to Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, and to discuss collaborations to enhance the in-vehicle entertainment experience.
Hyundai’s new Genesis models are equipped with an infotainment system that takes full advantage of webOS for Automotive. Passengers in the front and back seats can now comfortably watch the high-definition content they typically enjoy on their smartphone or TV in compliance with driving and safety regulations. Infotainment displays can stream content with the immersive sound quality Genesis has engineered.
This collaboration is noteworthy as it marks LG’s first unveiling of its automotive content platform. LG introduced webOS for Automotive to extend its unique customer experiences and services to the road. Leveraging the proven popularity and convenience of webOS, which has reached cumulative sales of 200 million in the Smart TV market, the company has developed a new version for vehicles so that drivers and passengers can enjoy a wide array of over-the-top (OTT) services, including YouTube, in an optimized cabin setting.
LG, Hyundai and YouTube worked in close collaboration to bring YouTube’s native TV app to WebOS for Automotive, providing an optimized in-vehicle viewing experience. In addition, the YouTube app uses the newly developed native touch solutions on WebOS for Automotive.
Always at the forefront of innovation in the infotainment market, LG is constantly enhancing driving and chauffeur experiences by drawing on the extensive technology and insight it has accumulated over decades in the TV and home appliance spaces.
With webOS for Automotive, customers can comfortably enjoy the variety of content available on TVs at home within their vehicle. It provides differentiated mobility experiences that bring more value to life on the road by extending their living space to their vehicles.
“Thanks to technological development based on SDV, people can comfortably enjoy various video content in their vehicles,” said Kwon Hae-young, vice president of the Infotainment Development Center at Hyundai Motor Group. “We will continue to expand our collaboration with major global content companies to provide more diverse and valuable in-vehicle experiences to our customers.”
“YouTube provides breadth and depth of audio and video content that is optimized for in-vehicle entertainment. We are proud to be part of this collaboration that’s taking in-vehicle entertainment to the next level,” said Tony Archibong, managing director of Global Product Partnerships at YouTube.
“LG remains committed to introducing the most advanced vehicle solutions, including webOS for Automotive, as we strive to elevate the customer experience for drivers and passengers while also accommodating the diverse demands of car manufacturers,” said Eun Seok-hyun, president of LG Vehicle component Solutions Company.
Based on a rich understanding of customer and their living spaces, LG held a press conference at IAA Mobility 2023 in Munich, Germany in September, where LG CEO William Cho shared the company’s perspective and presented its vision for the future mobility industry under the theme of “Taking Life’s Good on the Road.”
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Home entertainment experiences are evolving to better match the unique preferences and tastes of users and add a touch of fun and enjoyment to their daily lives. In line with this trend, LG is taking the lead with its latest TVs, services and content so that everyone can access a more convenient home entertainment experience.
To bring greater pleasure to precious moments with family and friends, LG is introducing a range of new entertainment services to its smart TVs. From engaging casual games to lively karaoke sessions and creating unique content, LG Smart TVs are all about delivering an experience filled with enjoyment and excitement for everyone.
Amazing gaming experiences are provided by Busidol, the TV game developer behind the popular El Dorado series. LG TV owners can now enjoy six easy-to-play, 2D graphics-based hybrid casual games which support both Magic Motion Remote and the LG Lifestyle screens touch function.
The Chess: A Clash of Kings1 invites family or friends to gather around an LG TV screen for a classic match of chess that can be played on either side of the virtual board.
LG also features board games like Billion Marble1, which has players rolling three dice to move around the game board across various countries using in-game currency. Another game users can play is Incredible Tank1, a shooting action game offering intense real-time battles and the ability to personalize items, level up their tanks and increase their rank by excelling on the battlefield.
The user-friendly games provided by LG Smart TVs sharpen the player’s focus: Hidden Catch1 challenges players to spot the difference between two images, Card Match1 puts their memory to the test against friends and Animal Hit1 blends strategy with deduction by asking players to guess the card order.
Beyond gaming, LG Smart TVs will soon offer another form of entertainment with the upcoming introduction of K-araoke2, a service which brings fun-filled karaoke nights home. Through weekly updates, this service keeps users in tune with the latest hits, while offering an extensive collection of popular songs to choose from. It also boasts an easy-to-navigate interface and will support USB microphone allowing for rating and scoring the performance for the ultimate karaoke experience.
Another new LG Smart TV companion combines interaction and engagement to elevate the entertainment experience. Introducing Selfie Cam,3 the first TV-dedicated selfie app, which uses the USB camera4 and the TV’s Magic Remote to take and decorate photos by adding motion stickers, fun effects or frames based on AI to make moments even more memorable.
With CELEBe,5 a short-form reward-based blockchain web3 platform, LG Smart TV users can enjoy various short-form content while earning rewards through in-app activities centered around content viewing. Thanks to this platform, users can create their own content via the editing tools provided and receive rewards based on the views they accumulate. This not only promotes greater engagement but also the generation of more high-quality content.
To learn more about the LG Home Entertainment Company’s efforts to deliver differentiated lifestyle experiences, stay tuned to the
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1 Available on webOS 5.0 (2020 TV) or higher and LG StanbyME Go.
2 Available on webOS 6.0 (2021 TV) or higher in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom and US.
3 Available on webOS 6.0 (2021 TV) or higher.
4 Selfie Cam requires the use of separate camera hardware, which is not bundled with the TVs. For optimal performance, compatible cameras with Full HD or higher resolutions are recommended. LG recommends using the Logitech C920, C922, C925, C930 or the LG Smart Cam when using this app.
5 Available on webOS 4.0 (2018 TV) or higher in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
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With Proprietary Air Valley Technology, LG PuriCare AeroTower
Delivers Personalized Fresh Air Anywhere in the Home
SEOUL, Dec. 21, 2021 — LG Electronics’ (LG) all-in-one home air care solution designed to deliver the benefits of an air purifier, fan and heater in a stylish form factor is set to make its world debut at CES 2022. Developed from the ground up to meet the needs of today’s at-home lifestyle, the all new PuriCare AeroTower Air Purifying Fan offers personalized comfort that makes any indoor activity more pleasant and comfortable.
LG PuriCare AeroTower is ideal for year-round use, delivering pure, clean air 360 degrees in one of three airflow modes: Heating Mode, Fan Mode and Diffusion Mode. Use Heating Mode for a blast of warm air on a chilly day, up to 30 degrees Celsius maximum, capable of increasing the room air temperature by five degrees Celsius in less than 10 minutes.1 Fan Mode produces a refreshing breeze and provides customized comfort with 10 levels of airflow intensity. Diffusion Mode ensures optimal quality indoor air in any season, delivering clean, filtered air upward and outward through the Air Guard diffuser for wider, more powerful air circulation.2
Employing LG’s own Air Valley technology, the air purifier creates a canyon of air that follows a given surface. Commonly known as the Coandă effect, this results is a consistent, comfortable breeze that can be felt throughout the room. The PuriCare AeroTower’s tapered, vertical vanes are whisper quiet, only emitting 23dB of wind noise and the sleek cylindrical design offers a modern aesthetic that matches well with any type of décor. LG’s newest PuriCare model will be available in two subtle and sophisticated colors, Beige and Silver.3
LG PuriCare AeroTower comes certified by international testing agencies such as IBR Laboratories for improving indoor air quality. Multi-stage True HEPA Filters captures 99.97 percent of different types of particulates as small as 0.3 microns in size.4 An additional benefit comes in the form of LG UVnano technology which employs ultraviolet-C light to reduce the presence of bacteria that often collect on the fan.5
Along with performance and style, LG’s newest air care solution delivers exceptional convenience for its attention to the user experience. Customers can quickly check a variety of air quality data on the purifier’s bright LCD display or on the free LG ThinQ mobile app. The Android and iOS app also allows for the device to be monitored in real time and settings adjusted from outside the home.
“Our new PuriCare AeroTower Air Purifying Fan was designed with today’s home lifestyle trend in mind,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG’s Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “Whether its cooling, heating or purifying, this device does it all and looks great while doing it.”
To experience LG’s new PuriCare AeroTower, visit LG’s virtual exhibition booth at CES 2022 starting January 5 PST.
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1 Test conducted internally in 19m2 LG environmental testing center. Based on LG internal test results conducted with product models sold in Korean market. Results may vary depending on the actual usage environment.
2 Maximum airflow reach measured at 10m in Direct Mode.
3 Colors may vary by market.
4 Tested in accordance with SGS IBR Laboratories’ methodology, in compliance with IEST RP CC001.6 (2016) HEPA and ULPA filters.
5 Tested by TÜV Rheinland by comparing number of colonies of Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Klebsiella pneumoniae under LG UV LED for one hour at the lowest fan setting. Results may differ in real usage scenarios.
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