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LG, TCL, Marvell To Show Google TV 3.0 At CES 2013

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    LG, TCL, Marvell to Show Google TV 3.0 at CES 2013 - CE Pro Article from CE Pro (click for full article)

    Summary: CES 2013 might be the best year for Google TV as we see new smart TVs from LG and TCL featuring voice recognition and PrimeTime TV navigation GUI.


    By Julie Jacobson, December 28, 2012


    "Fewer technologies have been panned as much as 3D and Google TV, but the latter has some new life thanks to LG Electronics, the chipmaker Marvell and TCL Corp., the company behind Thomson and RCA.At International CES 2013, LG will demonstrate two new TVs with the latest Google TV 3.0 built in. The new models, GA7900 and GA6400, will be available in a variety of sizes.


    Key to the new smart TVs is the navigation capabilities. The "Magic Remote" has a QWERTY keyboard and built-in mic for receiving voice commands.


    In the past, Google TV has suffered from a troublesome GUI, which makes it hard to navigate its many Web- and TV-enabled features.


    The new voice-recognition feature allows users to "open applications, find YouTube videos, visit websites and much more. Searches are quick and incredibly smart, distinguishing between actors, genres, titles, TV channels, apps, etc., so you're just a few spoken words away from exactly what you want," according to LG.


    The new Google TV also has a feature called PrimeTime, which brings easy navigation to TV viewing, allowing users to access favorite channels, recently watched shows and live TV.


    While we're not hearing much excitement about Google TV 3 from other TV manufacturers, we did receive a teaser today that TCL Corp., allegedly the fourth largest TV producer after Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic, will introduce the "TCL MoVo with Google TV 3.0" at CES 2013.


    TCL is partnering with chip-maker Marvell Technology Group on the product, which will be demonstrated at a press-only event during CES.


    According to the press invitation, the product includes "TCL's state-of-the-art Personal Box Office technology, which automatically recognizes individual family members and tailors content to their preferences."
     
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    PRESS EVENT: TCL to Showcase New Intelligent Google TV Technology at CES 2013 (click for full article)

    WHAT: TCL Corporation, in conjunction with Marvell Technology Group, will showcase the TCL MoVo with Google TV 3.0™ at a private, press-only event January 8 at CES 2013. Media will get a sneak peak at TCL's state-of-the-art Personal Box Office technology, which automatically recognizes individual family members and tailors content to their preferences.


    WHO: TCL Corporation Chairman Dongsheng Li and Marvell Technology Group CEO Sehat Sutardja


    WHEN: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.


    WHERE: Private room, TCL booth #9825, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center


    RSVP by Friday, Jan. 4: Matt Ashworth (206) 293-3580, matthew.ashworth@porternovelli.com
     
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    Hmmm. So I'm wondering if this "TCL MoVo with Google TV 3.0" a full television or a set-top box?

    I hope that this "Personal Box Office technology" doesn't use a camera to recognize and watch me -:)

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    By the way where is Samsung at in regards to their supposed new Google TV??? It will be somewhat disappointing if Samsung doesn't show off a Google TV at CES....
     
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    Last time I checked, TCL was the 6th largest in terms of HDTV sets manufactured. I don't recall anything about STBs or Blu-ray players but will check to see if the company is a major player in that market as well. I consider TCL a very good quality mass market manufacturer and this is really good news in my opinion. Companies like Hisense and TCL can sure help Google TV reach mainstream status. Marvell chips are used in some of the best Blu-ray players and another manufacturer of Blu-ray with Google TV players would be great news if the company decides to do that. This is more good news in a time we need it to my way of thinking.
     

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