IFA 2010: LG Smart TV packs in a ton of apps and Wii-style remote

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LG Smart TV.jpgIt’s not just super-slim OLED sets on LG’s IFA agenda this year. The South Korean tech giants are also diving into the realm of connected TVs, and their newly-revealed Smart TV seems the most aptly named of the bunch.

The web-connected set features a dashboard-style UI that houses a number of apps. These include Facebook, Picasa and Youtube among others, all pretty standard fare for internet-savvy screens.

Things get interesting however when the Smart TVs Wii-style Magic Motion Remote Control gets involved. Poiting and clicking to control actions on screen rather than using a traditional television remote control scheme, it’ll let you try your hand at Yoga and First Aid lessons onscreen, as well as mucking about with a colouring-book app, with more wand-friendly features on the way.

The set will also complete with LGs Media Link, syncing numerous devices to the screen. According to the LG press release, Media Link offers:

“Instant access to online videos and images; users can easily upload things they’ve created themselves. And with a smartphone, leaving the house doesn’t mean missing one’s favourite programme because content can be delivered wirelessly. Whether connecting to an iPad, PCs, personal media players or home theatre systems, LG is expanding the reach of entertainment to every part of people’s lives”.

More on the LG Smart TV when it launches early next year.

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Gerald Lynch
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