LG Smart TV and Smart TV Upgrader Demo at CES 2011

LG in April will be releasing their first "Smart TV" to the market. The network enabled HDTV features a Nintendo Wii-like "Magic Remote" (powered by Hillcrest Labs' Freespace and Broadcom's BCM20730 chipset), DLNA support, 150 TV Apps (free and premium - i.e. Netflix, Hulu Plus, VUDU, etc.), and a web browser. Worth noting is that the [...]

Get Ready for In-air TV Remotes Powered by Hillcrest Labs’ Patented Freespace Technology

Hillcrest Labs today is announcing that it has licensed its Freespace in-air pointing and motion-control technology to LG and Sony. LG, in particular, is bundling the Freespace-powered "Magic Wand" remote (sound familiar?) with its first 3D-ready, Internet-connected INFINIA HDTVs with NetCast Entertainment access. No word how Sony plans to use it, but it will most [...]