WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER BUYING THE LG GOOGLE TV?
With its virtually unlimited range of entertainment and information content – all quickly accessible from a convenient home screen called a Dashboard – LG Google TV is ideal for the viewer who desires content from a variety of platforms. Cable/satellite service can now be complemented with the best the internet has to offer, video and apps such as Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, HBO Go, YouTube and more. LG Google TV is a natural choice for viewers who like the idea of searching for a particular TV show or TV season, or wish to see a wide range of available content for a subject of interest. For anyone excited about the true potential of TV, LG Google TV delivers the future today.
It’s best to think of LG Google TV as a complement to your existing cable/satellite service, rather than as a replacement. While the newest TV shows, classic TV series, hit movies and many sport events are all accessible on demand through LG Google TV’s Premium apps, Cable channels offer their own unique range of series, documentaries, reality shows and sports.
No. A Subscription is not required to enjoy the Google TV experience. However, in many cases, movies on demand and TV on demand are accessible on a payment basis. The same holds true for many other content providers.
The simplest answer is this: speed. In order to support the unique performance requirements of LG’s Google TV, LG engineers created the first dual-core processor chip in a Google TV device. The L9 Dual Core Processor delivers the responsive speed you need to do more than you ever imagined, from tapping the unbeatable browsing power of Google Chrome to accessing the everything-is-possible capabilities of Universal Search.
LG Google TV welcomes you with a built-in Setup Wizard tutorial. When you turn on the TV for the first time, you’ll be prompted to press the START button by way of the Magic Remote. From there, Setup Wizard guides you step by step, clarifying important details such as Wi-Fi connection, entering Google account info, setting up TV service and connecting the IR blaster.
For the basic set-up, you'll need a high speed internet connection, preferably a 2.5Mbps bandwidth and 10Mbps for HD content. An 802.11n router is recommended to best interface with the TV’s built-in Wi-Fi.
With simple gesture control, LG’S exclusive Magic Remote enables you to move the on-screen cursor, drag & drop apps, select an icon and input text easily by way of the full QWERTY keyboard on the remote’s reverse side. Pressing the 3D button activates 2D to 3D conversion mode and other 3D options. Pushing your Magic Remote’s zoom button also makes it easy to zoom in or out of web applications.
Voice Search is a really handy shortcut feature on your remote. Simply press and hold the SEARCH button. When the microphone image appears on the screen, speak your desired search request into the remote. From the list of suggested results, make your selection by pressing the OK button.
You’re a big fan of apps on your phone and computer…see how they come to life on your LG Google TV screen. Every LG Google TV comes pre-loaded with your favorite social networking, entertainment and information apps…must-haves like YouTube, Facebook, MLB.TV, NHL, Netflix, CNN, New York Times and more. Many of these Premium apps can be enjoyed free of charge. Many on-demand entertainment apps require a usage fee, just as they do on smartphones and computers. To download additional apps for every member of the family, click the GOOGLE PLAY icon and take your pick. Good news: terrific apps created exclusively for Google TV are being released all the time.
It’s essential to have a Google account in order to install/purchase apps from the Google Play store, as well as to benefit from the full array of LG Google TV features. The Setup Wizard will ask you for your current Google email address. If you do not have an account, sign up at mail.google.com.
The TV & MOVIE app icon is sure to become a go-to destination. It’s the simplest way to instantly access live and on-demand TV, as well as new movies and all-time favorites. Much of the content is free, and other selections are yours to rent and stream at a nominal charge from one of more providers.
Yes. Also known as PIP, this handy feature lets you watch live TV in a smaller format while other applications are displayed in full size. Simply press PIP key Fn+4 to start PIP while using other applications such as Chrome Browser. It’s just as easy to move, resize or close the PIP window.
Yes! LG Smart TV with Google TV boats an impressive feature…the ability to convert 2D to 3D whenever you wish. To experience TV, movies, sports and more in a whole new dimension, just press 3D on your Magic Remote and make your selection on the screen. Just remember to have your 3D glasses close by!
LG employs firmware -- the software that resides on you TV’s memory chips -- to operate the LG Smart TV with Google TV. Periodically, LG updates this firmware. If a new version is available, pop-up messages automatically notify you of updates.
By connecting the supplied IR Blaster cable transmitter to your LG Google TV, you can control multiple devices (e.g. your cable provider’s set-top box) with your versatile Magic Remote. Count on the Setup Wizard tutorial to guide you step by step through connecting and registering your device.
To enjoy the best of LG innovation, a good rule of thumb is to distance yourself about twice the distance of the diagonal measurement of your TV screen. Here’s an example: if your screen is 47-50", sit back about 8 feet. If your screen is in the 55" and over range, a little more than 9’ is about right.