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LG shows off Google TVs, 84-inch Cinema 3D TV and 55-inch OLED

LG shows off Google TVs, 84-inch Cinema 3D TV and 55-inch OLED

After the standard ra-ra presentation extolling LG's virtues in 2011, the company unveiled a series of new products for the coming year. Chief among them was the new television line, wit larger 3D sizes including 55, 60, 72 and a whopping 84". The 84" 3D Cinema TV uses a 4K resolution for some truly amazing visual experience, though they did not mention whether 3D viewing would bump that down to 1080p.

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Google reportedly paying smart TV vendors to use Android [Update: Google denies]

Google reportedly paying smart TV vendors to use Android [Update: Google denies]

Google is reportedly paying manufacturers to use Android in their TVs, with models such as Lenovo's new K91 ICS-based smart TV supposedly earning vendors a kick-back. The deals, so Neowin's sources  say, are part of Google's plan to extend Android through the living room, and are likely what chairman Eric Schmidt was referring to when he suggested that the majority of new TVs would support Google TV by this summer. Updated after the cut.

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MediaTek’s Google TV 120Hz chipset detailed

MediaTek’s Google TV 120Hz chipset detailed

MediaTek, one of Google's new chipset partners for the ARM-based next generation of Google TV, has detailed the SoC potentially powering your next Android-based smart TV. The MediaTek 120Hz Smart TV packs media decoding, wireless, 3D processing and more into a single chip, including WiFi synchronization of multiple sets with one or more WiFi-enabled base stations, for simultaneous broadcast between them all.

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Samsung, Sony and Vizio bringing Google TVs to CES

Samsung, Sony and Vizio bringing Google TVs to CES

Samsung, Sony and Vizio will have new Google TV hardware at CES next week, while the platform will make its long-awaited international debut in 2012, with Google confirming its key partners alongside LG's new smart TV kit. Meanwhile, Marvell's ARMADA 1500 chipset - integral to Google TV now that the search giant has jumped from x86 to ARM - will share the stage with chip company MediaTek, which will also be supplying SoCs to power Google TV set-top boxes.

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LG reveals first Google TV

LG reveals first Google TV

LG Electronics will showcase their new TVs powered by Google TV at CES in Las Vegas next week. Running on their own L9 chipset, the LG Smart TV is a brilliant mash up between Google's Android OS and LG's Smart TV technologies. The Google TV will feature ARM-based chipsets, allowing for a reduction in power consumption.

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Google TV ditches Intel for ARM

Google TV ditches Intel for ARM

Google TV is jumping from x86 to ARM-based chipsets, in the hope of reducing power consumption, noise and price of the set-top boxes, after the first generation of the platform failed to set the smart TV world alight. Chipset manufacturer Marvell has announced that its ARMADA 1500 HD "Foresight" SoC will be at the heart of the new Google TV STBs, an HD/3D capable chip that can simultaneously decode two 1080p streams in addition to performing SD-to-HD upscaling.

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CES 2012 Preview: handfulls of leaks

CES 2012 Preview: handfulls of leaks

It's less than a week before we're diving face-first into the most gigantic gadget show of the whole year the Consumer Electronics Show 2012: and it's time to take a look at everything that's been teased and leaked thus far. There's official previews, invites, unofficial photos and bits let loose by people whose goal in life it is to bring you in on the good stuff before its masters reveal in ernest, and a real schedule so you can see where we'll be the whole time. Our team will be spread out like the fingers of a hand, and when we bring them together we will CRUSH the news each day for you!

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Airtight app brings Apple’s AirPlay to Google TV

Airtight app brings Apple’s AirPlay to Google TV

A new app called Airtight has just been released to the Android Market that promises to enable your Google TV to receive content via Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming technology. This appears to be the first time that a Google device is able to receive video streams via AirPlay rather than just transmitting content to other AirPlay enabled hardware.

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SlingPlayer for Logitech Revue Google TV STB officially released

SlingPlayer for Logitech Revue Google TV STB officially released

Sling has released SlingPlayer for the Logitech Revue, allowing all owners of the Google TV set-top box to access its media streaming app and placeshift content locally or remotely. Announced back in July - and opened up for a closed beta at the same time - the app requires a Slingbox SOLO or Slingbox PRO-HD as well as a minimum of a 600 Kbps connection if you're content with standard definition video.

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