LG adds innovative touch to home entertainment

LG Electronics (LG) has taken a big step forward in interactive entertainment with the launch of its new Plasma Pentouch TV.

November 17, 2011

New Touch Display TV Lets Viewers ‘Draw’ on TV Boasting all the High-Tech, High Picture Quality of Premium LG Plasma TV

LG Electronics (LG) has taken a big step forward in interactive entertainment with the launch of its new Plasma Pentouch TV.

The innovative plasma TV set offers all the advantages of a PC with internet access, while letting viewers control content directly on the screen using a special pen. By incorporating LG’s Plasma Display Panel’s (PDP) cells, the Plasma Pentouch TV offers a more sophisticated slim design at a lower price than conventional units.

“Touch displays have become the norm in phones and tablets, but remain almost unheard of in TVs,” says JM Lee, CEO of LG Electronics South Africa. “The Plasma Pentouch TV brings all the excitement of a touch display, a computer and the internet to the world of TVs, with functions and programs that are great fun and educational. Families, in particular, will more than ever enjoy our Plasma Pentouch TV sets.”

Users can activate the Pentouch mode with a single click on the remote control, while the interface itself is intuitive and easy to navigate. In Pentouch mode, users can access files, such as PowerPoint and other content from their PC, working on and editing them on the TV screen with the greatest of ease. The TV supports simultaneous two-pen use.

The pen batteries can be recharged through USB ports on the back of the TV unit, ensuring users have functional pens all the time.

Using the TV’s excellent suite of software, budding artists can draw pictures directly onto the screen and then save the files for further editing or effects manipulation. If the PC is connected to a printer, users can print their Pentouch creations, too. More complex software features include Gallery, which comes with a built-in slide show feature, Family Calendar and Digital Photo Frame, which lets users embellish their work with the frame of their choice. The Plasma Pentouch TV is connected to the internet, allowing for further applications to be downloaded as desired.

The Plasma Pentouch TV uses a protective scratch-free glass screen, as well as RGB expression and optimised brightness for crisper images. Visual comfort is further enhanced by the auto sharpness control function and color materialisation technology.

In balance with the unit’s stylish TruSlim Frame design, the Pentouch TV uses an eye-catching four-leg stand that has been specially designed to ensure stability so that the TV doesn’t tip over when owners or their children are using the Pentouch feature. This means the TV is both great fun to use, and safe as well.

The premium model, the PZ850, will also include LG’s superb 3D THX feature, a single standard measurement of 3D picture quality.

The Recommended Retail Price of the LG Plasma Pentouch is as follows:
– 60PZ850  R25,999 incl VAT (with 3D capability)
– 50PT490  R10,999 incl VAT (without 3D capability)