CES: LG – Talking To Your TV

By Branko Miletic

LG Electronics latest television will come with an in-built microphone allowing users to talk to their screens.

Although I’ve only seen a couple of 4K (4000 pixels per inch) TV, this interactive TV will allow you to speak into the microphone so you can enter text on for Twitter updates, YouTube, web surf and email.

You will not be able to change the channel or control the volume by talking to the screen although Samsung claims it will release a TV that responds to voice commands. This will be a boon for those like me that have never been able to set up a universal remote and keep losing their huge collection of remote controls on a daily basis.

Sony and JVC (and maybe even Toshiba) are all expected to launch their own 4K LCD TV versions but I wouldn’t be waiting at my local electronics stores as much like with 3D when it came out – there are as yet no 4K TV channels or movies or plans for any for that matter.

LG for its part showed off its 84-inch set with "4K" resolution, which says the company, boasts picture quality of 8 million pixels, four times the resolution clarity (3840×2160) of existing Full HD TV panels.

Combined with LG's Slim and Narrow Bezel Design, the 3D UD TV allows users to customise their viewing experience by controlling the 3D effect while 3D Sound Zooming provides users with 3D sound that rivals the output of all but the best home theatre systems, claims the company.