Wednesday, May 15, 2013
LG 55" OLED TV with a curved screen, for only $13,500
That’s my jaw hitting the floor. I can’t imagine paying that much for a TV.
But they’re apparently pretty awesome.
They’re curved to provide an IMAX like theatre experience (I guess).
What if they stopped making Plasma TVs?
Would it affect you if they stopped making plasma TVs?
Major players in the TV market like Samsung and LG have eased back on mid-range plasma production, leaving the field to Panasonic, but Panasonic keeps dropping hints that they won’t make Plasma TVs forever (and then taking it back).
What’s the next big TV advancement? OLED? That’s years away per analysts.
Does it matter? Can picture quality get that much better than it is now? (I mean, would it be so much better that a regular person like you or me would even notice?).
Thoughts like these are discussed in the following article. If you’re a serious video enthusiast, check it out: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57579313-221/the-end-of-plasma/
Monday, May 13, 2013
LG Air Conditioner listens to your complaints about the heat
If you want a high-end air conditioner, and want one that will turn the temperature up or down depending upon what you say out loud, then this model is for you.
Yep, it listens… it’s called the Wisten. Oh yeah, they did.
If you say it’s too hot, the temperature goes down. Pretty neat!
Thursday, May 09, 2013
LG smart tv users can now access PayPal.
Security concerns aside, it’s pretty cool that LG smart TVs now have access to PayPal.
eBay auctions, online purchases and new opportunities for vendors to work with LG to provide more services that users want access to.
Friday, April 19, 2013
unless you count the water in steam.
But still, it uses virtually no water to clean clothes. Im not sure if this is best suited for dry-clean clothes or not, but it would certainly allow you to keep wearing dry-clean only clothes a lot longer between professional cleanings. (If it works as advertised).
LG has not released this magic washer to the public, as far as I know, but its very stylish and new, and by description sounds pretty darn cool.http://www.digitaltrends.com/lifestyle/lgs-new-washing-machine-doesnt-use-water-or-detergent/
LG acquires webOS from HP, allowing better competition with Apple
Apple has a lot of advantages, a major one being that they own their platform from top to bottom. This allows them to control their presence and presentation, and makes sure they give their customers what they want and need.
LG now has the potential to create phones that are all LG platform. With their acquisition of HP’s webOS (which HP had snapped up from Palm), LG now can make phones that are not tied to any other software or manufacturer.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Apple leaving Samsung for LG?
This article describes the breakup between Apple and long-time partner Samsung. It’s hard to be partners when you’re also in competition with each other. (That’s why we don’t sell TV’s and Appliances, so that we’re not in competition with any local dealer that needs repairs for their customers).
It looks like LG will be benefiting the most from this, providing the majority of LCD screens for Apple products in the future.
I’m sure consumers will not notice the difference.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
LG Laser TV!!
At a price tag of $9000 or so, this projector from LG better be impressive.
Not many front projectors have a built in TV tuner. Very few have a built in speaker system.
This projector is loaded with features, the strongest one being its new projection system which uses lasers. I would make a Dr. Evil reference, but this is a family-friendly establishment.
The projection lasers have a better picture (especially in a room without optimal projection darkness), and lasts about 5 times longer than the standard bulbs.
But don’t take my word for it. Check out this review:
Friday, March 01, 2013
LG's new 84-inch "4K" gets reviewed.
Because it is so expensive, Consumer Reports news had to rent the LG 84 inch 4K television for their extensive review.
Is 4K up to the hype, and will there be any content worth watching when it comes out?
Is the picture quality really as amazing as they say?
Is it amazing enough to spend all that money?
Monday, February 04, 2013
LG Electronics recalls certain electric ranges due to burn hazard
If you own one of the models of LG electric range listed below, visit the following link to find out if your electric range is affected and how to receive service for it:
The recalled ranges involve models LRE30451, LRE30453, LRE30755, LRE30757, and LRE30955ST.
Stop using these models until you’ve visited the above link. Be careful out there.
LG Recalls Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury
You should top using this model washing machine if you have one of the following models, until you consult with the link listed below to find out if your LG Top-Loading Washing Machine is in the serial number range of the affected models.
LG Models: WT5001CW, WT5101HW, WT5101HV
Kenmore Elite Models: 29002, 29272, 29278
Your model and serial can be found on the top back of your washing machine.
Click this link to find out if your model is affected, and what you should do to remedy the problem: http://1.usa.gov/WMB1vT
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
LG debuts a really big capacity front loader
Front load washers can be smaller than traditional top load washing machines, and often are. But LG is promoting a new front loader that will have a 5.1 cubic foot capacity, which is the industry's biggest size at this point.
If bigger is better, and you'd like to wash more clothes per load and therefore save a little time, then this might be for you.
I don't know anything about the size of the unit, so you might want to measure your existing space if you are considering this model, but that's always true.
Check it out here: http://www.dealerscope.com/article/lg-debuts-turbo-wash-washer/1
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Sony and Panasonic might team up to make OLEDs, and prices may fall quicker
This is just in the discussion phase, but these two long-time rivals might be considering this desperate measure to combat Korea's dominance in the television market, and to prevent them from being left behind in the burgeoning OLED market.
Hopefully this won't lead to more losses due to underpriced products, but the consumer will win either way (at least in the short term).
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Hilarious article title includes "Asian giants wrestle"
I would post this article because of the content about televisions and the new OLED, and also because of the references to several brands that we service like LG, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba and Sharp.
But it's the title of the article that I keep enjoying:
"Analysis: As technology shifts, Asian giants wrestle for TV control"
For someone with my imagination, I am picturing giant asians wrestling over a huge remote control, and hopefully now you are, too.
P.S. It's a very informative article on the subject.
LG accounces plan to sell new OLED TVs for $9000
These are going to be much thinner than current LCDs as they do not require a backlight, and they have sharper images than LCD televisions.
It's a higher price than expected, but every TV manufacturer is finally coming to the stark realization that competition and low pricing has lead to record losses for the industry. (That and the fact that production costs for these TVs are much higher).
Frankly, I would rather buy a television that will last, can be repaired, and will have reasonably priced parts from the manufacturer, but that's just me.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Google teams up with LG, Samsung, Sony and Vizio for try #2 at Google TV
In this Yahoo! article, we learn that Google TV is back for a second try, and it's supposed to be faster, better, stronger than before.
Check it out on our Facebook page, and while you are there, please LIKE us. :)
Here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/Service.Care/posts/232299930212333
Friday, April 06, 2012
LG's new refrigerators say they will "Blast Chill" a can of soda in minutesUsing
Using a process used in steel mills and other industrial settings, LG says they can cool down your can of soda (or perhaps... beer?) in mere minutes.
I'm sure there is a demographic for this product, especially here in the South.
Read about it here at TechnologyTell: LG Fast Cooling Fridge.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Samsung gains serious lead in LCD TV sales competition
The top 5 sales leaders for fourth quarter 2011 were (in order from highest to lowest):
Samsung - 23.6%
Vizio - 15.4%
LG - 12.4%
Sony - 8%
Toshiba - 7.8%
Of course, it should be kept in mind that in a previous post we listed how LCD sales are flattening in the U.S., so this is sales shares of a shrinking market.
Read more about the LCD sales leaders here: click to read article on DealerScope
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
LG's 55 inch OLED to launch in May for just under $8,000
That's a lot of TV, for quite a few coins. Apparently, it's worth it, if you're the kind of person that must have the biggest, newest, etc. Reviews have given this TV high marks.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
U.S. to impose duties on Samsung/LG/Electrolux refrigerator/freezers
Stemming originally from a complaint from Whirlpool Corp. to the U.S. International Trade Commission, these duties are a reaction to discounted appliances being brought in from Mexico and South Korea.
Samsung and LG contest the decision and the logic behind it.