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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

SUPER BOWL MEANS SUPER DEALS AT VIDEO & AUDIO CENTER—INCLUDING THE NEW 8K TV FROM SAMSUNG!


It’s January 22nd, and 35 years ago to the day in 1984 Raiders running back Marcus Allen rushed for a Super Bowl record 191 yards and two touchdowns to lead Los Angeles to a 38-9 victory over Washington in Super Bowl XVIII; and even then, way back in 1984, Video & Audio Center was still leading Los Angeles as Southern California’s best place to buy electronics, and this year, Super Bowl broadcaster CBS plans to stream the game in state-of-the-art 8K!

With Super Bowl XXXXXIII less than a couple of weeks away, it’s definitely time to prepare yourself for the action, and if you plan on watching the BIG GAME at your place this year, it’s the perfect time to upgrade your home entertainment to a new, BIG SCREEN 4K TV or even Samsung’s astounding 85” 8K HDR Smart TV. In fact, Video & Audio Center was selected BY Samsung to be the first to display and sell the new 8K TVs. Or perhaps install a new cinema-quality SONOS sound system to your existing TV so you and your guests can really feel the hits on the field! And don't forget to ask about having your new electronics professionally installed by Just One Touch!

Video & Audio Center always offers some of our best deals of the year leading up to the Super Bowl, and this year is no different. Here’s a few of our favorite Super Bowl deals on 8K and 4K TVs, on home theater audio, and even something special thrown in for those guys that like to light up a victory cigars after a Super Bowl victory!

SUPER DEAL #1:
BE THE FIRST! SAMSUNG’S Q900R 85” 8K HDR UHD SMART TV
It’s brand new and it’s setting the entire home entertainment world on fire! According to TechRadar, the “85Q900R ushers in a new era of TV picture quality. Its native 8K pictures are incredible, looking just like the real world - only better. But even more crucially given the dearth of true 8K content for the foreseeable future, the 85Q900R makes all today’s lower resolution sources look better than they do anywhere else, too.”  We couldn’t agree more, the 85” 8K QLED TV from Samsung will make you the envy of all your guests on Super Sunday!

SUPER DEAL #2:
SAVE OVER $500 ON EITHER LG OR SAMSUNG 75” 4K HDR TVs
Looking for great deals on a 75” BIG SCREEN TV? Video & Audio Center has you covered! LG’s 75” UK6190 has been reduced over $500 and is the largest 75-inch version from the UK6190 series made by LG that has smart webOS interface and HDR. It has picture-enhancing technologies like Advanced Tone Mapping, True Color Accuracy and Wide Color Gamut all processed by a fast Quad-Core processor for a smoother and accurate picture quality making this model a perfect choice for fast-moving sports and action movies!

Our 75” NU6900 from Samsung redefines the viewing experience by producing over a billion colors with PurColor and a High Dynamic Range picture and is specially priced at a $500 savings for a limited time only. Samsung's HDR provides stunning contrast between the darkest darks and the lightest lights. With a Motion Rate 120 and Dolby Digital Plus you get an enhanced experience with smooth, crisp quality and rich, immersive sound. This Smart TV features a slim design with the Clean Cable Solution for a sleek, modern look.

SUPER DEAL #3:
TAKE HALF OFF SONY’S 65” XBR750D ANDROID TV!
For a limited time, upgrade to the stunning clarity and detail of SONY’S 65” XBR 750D 4K TV with Android. Android TV opens up a whole new world of entertainment and connectivity, and Motionflow XR keeps the action on screen moving as clear as real life. Everything in non-native 4K is upscaled to impressive 4K Ultra HD quality, while optimized colors and enhanced contrast bring a cinematic-quality to home entertainment. The Android-powered search feature takes even changing the channel to the next level; spend less time browsing, and more time watching, the Voice search on Android TV provides you with the power of Google search, allowing you to find content across different services without the hassle of time-consuming text entry by simply telling your TV what you want to watch! Cool!

SPECIAL DEAL #4:
PUMP UP THE VOLUME & SAVE $100 ON EITHER SONOS PLAYBAR OR SUB!
SONOS PLAYBAR’s nine speaker design floods your home with huge waves of epic, full-theater sound for sports, TV, movies, music and video games. Build a house of sound, one room at a time. Play different music in any room or the same song everywhere, in perfect sync. Different music sources from one app combined with complete multi-room capabilities so you can listen to your entire world of music in every room of your home.

Looking for something “deeper” to really move you and your guests? Bass is all about moving air. The more air you move, the more bass you hear. The SONOS SUB delivers amazing amounts of highly-detailed, dynamic bass by using a surprisingly strong pair of woofers to move air. We also designed SUB with an opening in the middle to move even more air out of the enclosure, so this Super Bowl you won’t only hear the hits, you’ll actually feel them, too!


SUPER DEAL #5:
AN UNDETECTABLE VICTORY CIGAR? NOW YOU’RE TALKING!
Your team just won the BIG GAME and it’s the PERFECT time to sit down, light up a cigar and gloat to your friends! What better way to do that—without smoking out the rest of your guests—than with DYSON’S HP02 PUREHOT/COOL LINK AIR PURIFIER? The Dyson Pure Hot Cool Link Purifier has triple functionality. It purifies all year round, quickly heats the whole room in winter and keeps you cool as a fan in summer. As a purifier, it not only removes your cigar smoke, but also removes 99.97% of allergens as small as 0.3 microns from your home. Its 360˚, vacuum-sealed glass HEPA filter also helps capture odors and harmful toxins. What better way to have your cigar and enjoy it without complaints?

In addition to the great deals outlined above, Video & Audio Center has an entire showroom filled with similar “Super Savings” on today’s hottest electronics for the Super Bowl; be sure to stop in soon to any of our five convenient LA locations and see why Video & Audio Center has been Southern California’s #1 choice for electronics for over 38 years.

To view other great Video & Audio Center deals, click HERE!

Go Rams!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Video & Audio Center at 2019 CES: Sony Electronics Adds Super-large Sized 8K TVs and OLED 4K TVs to the MASTER Series Lineup!

Get ready for Sony's new line-up of OLED and LCD television models for 2019!
Sony Electronics Inc. announced the new MASTER Series Z9G 8K LCD and A9G 4K OLED televisions at this year’s just-concluded CES in Las Vegas; and Video & Audio Center and Video & Audio Center was selected by Samsung to be the first to stock and sell these state-of-the-art televisions to the public.

According to Sony the new 2019 MASTER Series TVs represent the pinnacle of picture quality available to home viewers, capable of displaying images that faithfully convey the creators' intent—and we at Video & Audio Center couldn’t possibly agree more. The MASTER Series is the name given to only the very best Sony TVs and provides premium picture quality, color, contrast and clarity approaching that of a professional-grade monitor, and, as the open mouths and nodding heads in front of Sony’s displays at CES would attest—Sony has succeeded in delivering exactly that with this year’s models.

Both new Z9G 8K LCD and A9G 4K OLED models feature the latest generation Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate for accurate detail and contrast. Introduced last fall with the inaugural release of the MASTER Series models, this processor plays a vital role in delivering the high-quality picture inherent in the MASTER Series. The Picture Processor X1 Ultimate has a unique algorithm specially developed for 8K that can intelligently detect and analyze each object in the picture, resulting in exceptional detail and contrast for a more realistic picture that represents the creators' intent. Premium quality sound is a key part of the viewing experience as well, and both the A9G and Z9G models have the new Sound-from-Picture Reality feature, which faithfully reproduces the position of the sound on the screen so when actors are speaking, the sound appears to be coming directly from their mouths and not from a speaker off to the bottom.

"Continually innovating to exceed our customers' expectations is a core element of Sony's premium strategy," said Mike Fasulo, president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics North America. "Our new MASTER Series TVs combine larger screen sizes, 4K and 8K resolution, and unique Sony image-enhancing technologies to create an extraordinary and highly immersive viewing experience."

Z9G Super-large Sized TVs
Larger TVs are becoming more popular, and Sony's goal with delivering new Z9G 98" and 85" class TVs— available at Video & Audio Center—is to maximize the super-large screen experience in the living room. In order to deliver premium picture quality in such extra-large screens, Sony is introducing extra resolution with its first consumer 8K TV. With twice the number of horizontal lines and vertical lines, 8K provides four times the pixels of 4K (or 16 times the resolution of HD). This higher resolution results in a more immersive viewing experience as 8K resolution means the larger-sized TVs look great up close with virtually no pixel differentiation.

Video & Audio Center knows that picture quality is not only about resolution. As screen sizes get larger, the processor plays an even more critical role in delivering premium picture quality. Utilizing a proprietary algorithm, Sony's powerful Picture Processor X1 Ultimate has been optimized to handle the 33 million pixels of 8K. The same processor also enables the newly developed 8K X-Reality PRO to upscale any content using a new, dedicated 8K database for reference, resulting in even more precise, detailed upscaling. With a long history and expertise in developing professional cameras and monitors, Sony recognizes that precision in constructing fine signal processing components results in an immediately visible difference to the whole image.

In addition, completely new dedicated 8K technologies have been developed for the Z9G series, including a Backlight Master Drive feature with full-array local dimming and 8K X-tended Dynamic Range PRO.

The Backlight Master Drive on the Z9G has ultra-dense LED modules that are independently controlled, delivering unprecedented contrast with punchy brightness and pitch blacks.

To optimize this backlight system, 8K X-tended Dynamic Range PRO uses the saved energy to intelligently boost the brightness in the areas where it needs to be boosted.


Accurate sound position is another key factor as TVs get larger. Taking the experience gained from its OLED Acoustic Surface Audio, Sony has expanded the concept to the Z9G LCD TV with Acoustic Multi-Audio. To deliver the Sound-from-Picture Reality experience, the new Acoustic Multi-Audio on the Z9G utilizes four front-facing speakers—two on the bottom and two on the top—to deliver a faithful sound position. Viewers will hear the sound coming from the screen, and not where the speaker is located. In addition, the Z9G has a TV Center Speaker Mode for people who have a home theater setup, whereby the TV becomes the center speaker. The sound experience is also enhanced by the TV's compatibility with Dolby Atmos1, which adds a wide, rich sound field.

The Z9G also features X-Wide Angle to ensure the picture retains its quality regardless of the viewing angle. This feature enables a wider viewing angle that reduces color shifts when viewing the screen off-axis, so colors stay true no matter the viewer's position, while X-Motion Clarity minimizes motion blur without sacrificing screen brightness.
A9G Premium OLED TV
The A9G is Sony's new flagship 4K OLED TV available at Video & Audio Center in 77", 65" and 55" classes 76.7", 64.5", and 54.6" diagonal), all in a very slim form factor. Images come to life with the super-wide viewing angle, precise contrast and absolute blacks of OLED technology. Over 8 million self-illuminating pixels are precisely and individually controlled by Sony's Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate. In addition to the processor, the A9G has Pixel Contrast Booster for more color and contrast in bright areas. As a result, the A9G provides premium picture quality approaching that of a professional-grade monitor, showing images and colors as they truly are, and as the creator intended. The processor improves SD and HD content to near-4K HDR quality and shows 4K content with stunning clarity.

Acoustic Surface Audio+ provides a totally immersive sound experience with the sound coming from the entire screen, enveloping viewers in exciting new entertainment experiences and providing pictures and sound in perfect harmony. In addition, a TV Center Speaker Mode provides choice to use the TV as the center speaker.

The A9G is very slim in depth; when wall hung using the SU-WL855 wall mount system, it will fit close to the wall at around half the distance of Sony's previous model2. This OLED TV is more than just beautiful. It is designed so that it appears to be floating on the wall, leaving only the brilliance of its picture. Furthermore, to provide the best viewing position and flexible usage, SU-WL855 has a swivel functionality as preferred.

For the ultimate in picture quality, the A9G pairs the brilliance of 4K clarity with the brightness, color and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR). Previously hidden areas of dark shadow and sunlight are now full of clarity and detail. As with the Z9G, the A9G HDR TVs feature Netflix Calibrated Mode, IMAX Enhanced and Dolby Vision/Dolby Atmos to deliver the viewing experience just as the creator intended. On select Sony BRAVIA TVs, viewers can choose one IMAX Enhanced movie from a blockbuster selection, which includes Sony Pictures Entertainment's hit movie "Venom," using the IMAX Enhanced service 'Privilege 4K' available this spring. 

New 2019 Sony TV Models and Key Features
Here’s a quick, bullet point listing of Sony’s model line-up for 2019, for both LED and OLED Series:

MASTER Series Z9G 98" and 85" Class 8K LED TV Features
  • Sony's 8K to bring the creator's intent to life with a truly authentic experience by combining the brilliance of 8K HDR with Sony's unique MASTER Series philosophy
  • Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate and 8K X-Reality PRO – pictures are sharpened and refined in real time, and images are upscaled closer to true 8K quality using Sony's exclusive 8K database
  • Backlight Master Drive, a full-array LED backlight technology that combines ultra-dense, independently controlled LED modules tuned for 8K to deliver incredibly deep black, dazzling lights and more vibrant color
  • HDMI 2.1 that supports 8K resolution and 4K High Frame Rate in a single cable (requires firmware)
  • 8K X-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO that delivers 20 times the contrast of Sony's conventional LED TVs without local dimming
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio by four front-facing speakers; with Sony's Sound-from-Picture Reality experience, action and sound are precisely aligned for a more immersive viewing experience
  • TV Center Speaker Mode, to make the TV the center speaker of a home theater system
  • X-Wide Angle feature minimizes the color change when seen from the side, giving you faithful shades and hue from wherever you watch the TV
  • X-Motion Clarity keeps fast action clear and smooth; moving images are precisely controlled to minimize blur and even during fast-moving scenes, pictures stay true with no loss in brightness
  • Netflix Calibrated Mode brings the creator's vision directly to the TV
  • IMAX Enhanced feature brings a fully immersive at-home entertainment experience on this TV that takes full advantage of IMAX Enhanced content
  • Dolby Vision™ brings scenes vividly to life for authentic viewing, while Dolby Atmos™ fills the room with immersive surround sound
  • Android TV with hands-free help from the Google Assistant enables you to find what you want simply by talking to the TV; ask your Google Assistant to help you play TV shows, movies and more
  • Easy to control smart remote – connect set-top boxes and other devices via HDMI to your TV and control them all using one smart remote; a slimmer, more rounded design with built-in voice control microphone and enhanced button layout makes it easy to use
  • New processor for stress-free usability and a quicker response when launching apps, powering on the TV and more
MASTER Series A9G 77", 65" and 55" Class 4K OLED TV Features
  • OLED televisions that faithfully convey the creator's intent by delivering unprecedented black, authentic color and a wide viewing angle
  • Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate provides the ultimate 4K HDR viewing experience with the following technologies: Object-based Super Resolution, Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR, and dual database processing
  • Pixel Contrast Booster – eight million self-illuminating pixels and Sony-original panel controller for OLED that brings a significantly enriched visual experience
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+ – two actuators and two powerful subwoofers deliver multi-dimensional sound that immerses you in a whole new entertainment experience
  • TV Center Speaker Mode provides choice to use the TV as the center speaker; beautifully detailed images combine with our Sound-from-Picture Reality for a captivating audio-visual performance
  • Slim wall mount design fits as close as a picture and blends effortlessly with your room
  • Netflix Calibrated Mode brings the creator's vision directly to the TV
  • IMAX Enhanced feature brings a fully immersive, at-home entertainment experience on this TV that takes full advantage of IMAX Enhanced content
  • Dolby Vision™ brings scenes vividly to life for authentic viewing, while Dolby Atmos™ fills the room with immersive surround sound
  • Android TV with hands-free help from the Google Assistant enables you to find what you want simply by talking to the TV; ask your Google Assistant to help you play TV shows, movies and more
  • Easy to control smart remote – connect set-top boxes and other devices via HDMI to your TV and control them all using one smart remote; a slimmer, more rounded design with built-in voice control microphone and enhanced button layout makes it easy to use
  • New processor for stress-free usability and a quicker response when launching apps, powering on the TV and more
A8G Series 65" and 55" Class BRAVIA OLED 4K TV Features
  • OLED as display device – 8 million self-illuminating OLED pixels brings a significantly enriched visual experience with unprecedented black, rich color and a wide viewing angle
  • 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme provides the ultimate 4K HDR viewing experience by incorporating three new technologies: Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR, and dual database processing
  • Acoustic Surface Audio makes the entire screen resonate with great sound emanating directly from the screen itself; this allows Sound-from-Picture Reality, a perfect unification of picture and sound that conventional TVs cannot deliver
  • Designed to enable ideal sound bar position – rotate the stand 180° and it will rise up so you can easily place your sound bar
  • IMAX Enhanced brings a fully immersive, at-home entertainment experience on this TV that takes full advantage of IMAX Enhanced content
  • Compatible with Dolby Vision™, which brings scenes vividly to life for authentic viewing
  • Android TV with Google Assistant built-in, enabling you to find what you want quickly, simply by talking; ask your Google Assistant to help you play TV shows, movies and more
X950G Series 85", 75", 65" and 55" classes 4K TV Features
  • Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate provides the ultimate 4K HDR viewing experience with the following technologies: Object-based Super Resolution, Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR and dual database processing
  • Full-array local dimming backlight with X-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO provides six-times the contrast of Sony's conventional LED TVs without local dimming
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio by Sound Positioning Tweeters – with Sony's Sound-from-Picture Reality experience, action and sound are precisely aligned for a more immersive viewing experience
  • X-Wide Angle feature minimizes the color change when seen from the side, giving you faithful shades and hue from wherever you watch the TV (available in 85" and 75" models)
  • X-Motion Clarity keeps fast action clear and smooth; moving images are precisely controlled to minimize blur and even during fast-moving scenes, pictures stay true with no loss in brightness
  • Netflix Calibrated Mode brings the creator's vision directly to the TV
  • IMAX Enhanced brings a fully immersive, at-home entertainment experience on this TV that takes full advantage of IMAX Enhanced content
  • Dolby Vision™ brings scenes vividly to life for authentic viewing, while Dolby Atmos™ fills the room with immersive surround sound
  • Android TV with hands-free help from the Google Assistant enables you to find what you want simply by talking to the TV; ask your Google Assistant to help you play TV shows, movies and more
  • Easy to control smart remote – connect set top boxes and other devices via HDMI to your TV and control them all using one smart remote; a slimmer, more rounded design with built-in voice control microphone and enhanced button layout makes it easy to use
  • New processor for stress-free usability and a quicker response when launching apps, powering on the TV and more
Pricing and Availability / Need to be the First to Own the Latest?
Pricing and retail availability will be announced in spring 2019, and all of you “techies” can rest-assured, Video & Audio Center, will be among the very first to stock and sell these new 2019 models to the public. If you’re interested in keeping informed, just email me at ross@videoandaudiocenter.com and I will make sure to give you advance notice on pricing and availability dates.


1 Software update is necessary. Available in 2019.
2 Compared to A9F series using a compatible wall mount system.
3 Third-party network services, content, and software may be subject to separate terms and conditions and changed, interrupted or discontinued at any time and may require fees, registration and credit card information.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

2019 LINEUP OF NEW “ULTRA” MONITORS FROM LG COMING TO VIDEO & AUDIO CENTER!



2019 Brings a New 49-inch UltraWide for Superior Productivity and a High-Speed UltraGear for Next-level Immersive Gaming to Video & Audio Center!

At CES next month, LG Electronics is set to unveil their latest “Ultra” monitors—which include both UltraWide for outstanding productivity and UltraGear for enhanced gaming, and as usual, Video & Audio Center will be among the first retailers in the country to bring these revolutionary new monitors to the public. As an LA-based authorized retail dealer for LG, we not only carry the largest selection of LG wide screen monitors, but due to our extensive gaming clientele, we are also the first to carry LG’s latest emerging gaming technologies…and these two beauties are no exception for early 2019!

Building on their reputation as a leading innovator in the UltraWide (21:9 aspect ratio and higher) monitor category, the impressive expanse of the new 49-inch LG UltraWide Monitor (model 49WL95) is built to boost productivity for any task while LG’s latest UltraGear Gaming Monitor (model 38GL950G) combines superb picture quality with blazing speed to deliver and even exceed the immersive experience that Video & Audio Center’s game-playing customers now demand.

“LG is consistently bringing advanced monitors to market, packed with features and functions specifically for different consumer segments,” said Jang Ik-hwan, head of LG’s IT division of the Home Entertainment Company. “With a wide choice of models that prioritize productivity, picture quality and out-of-this-world gaming, more and more consumers are seeing LG as a innovation leader in monitors,” and we simply couldn’t agree more!

2019 LG UltraWide Monitor
If you’ve never experienced the increased productivity working on a widescreen or dual-monitor set-up, Video & Audio Center will have a treat for you early in 2019! LG’s newest UltraWide Monitor features a large, 32:9 aspect ratio curved screen that delivers exceptional picture quality. With its cinematic scale, LG 49WL95 is a high quality solution that replaces the cumbersome multi-screen setup. The additional space supplied by its 49-inch display and incredible aspect ratio makes the LG UltraWide ideal for multitasking. A pixel count of 5120 x 1440 (equivalent to two 27-inch Quad High Definition side-by-side) and 108 pixels per inch (PPI) ensures optimal image clarity, meaning documents are easier to read and videos and image files, easier to edit.

LG’s UltraWide Monitor is a true productivity-boosting tool. Suitable for any type of work, this monitor is a natural fit for those working in finance, IT, design and architecture where display accuracy and quality are required. Utilizing LG’s industry-leading IPS technology, the latest UltraWide Monitor offers stunningly accurate color reproduction covering 99 percent of the sRGB color space. With support for HDR10, this monitor is also capable of displaying HDR-enabled games and video.

To make the most of the incredibly expansive screen real estate, the LG UltraWide Monitor features a Picture-by-Picture mode to view content from multiple sources side-by-side and work with multiple applications simultaneously. Dual Controller Software allows connection to several devices all controllable via a single keyboard and mouse, working seamlessly with PBP to improve workflow and increase efficiency. With USB Type-C ports, users can transfer data and charge devices – even laptops – simultaneously. The monitor’s beautifully curved display heightens the viewer’s sense of immersion when watching movies and similar content while the clean, minimalist design and slim metal stand add an elegant touch to the entire package.
2019 LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor
When it comes to gaming, we at Video & Audio Center have known for quite some time that wider and faster translates to higher scores! LG is debuting its new Nano IPS UltraGear Monitor for gamers at CES, with support for NVIDIA G-SYNC and a 144Hz refresh rate for fast and fluid gaming without tearing—and once again, Video & Audio Center will be among the first retailers to sell this next phase in gaming evolution. Vivid images with jaw-dropping color are standard on the monitor’s 3840 x 1600 resolution and 98 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut. The UltraGear Monitor was designed to embrace gamers with its 21:9 aspect ratio, curved screen and virtually borderless design. Sphere Lighting, designed for immersive gaming ambiance, offers up to six different color settings that eminate from the back of the monitor and can be tailored to the gamers’ mood while also helping to reduce eye fatigue.

“LG is consistently bringing advanced monitors to market, packed with features and functions specifically for different consumer segments,” said Jang Ik-hwan, head of LG’s IT division of the Home Entertainment Company. “With a wide choice of models that prioritize productivity, picture quality and out-of-this-world gaming, more and more consumers are seeing LG as a innovation leader in monitors.”

While no official date has been released, send me an email and I'll be sure to keep you in the loop, you can email me at: ross@videoandaudiocenter.com with the subject header: LG WideScreen, in the meantime, here's a chart detailing the specs on these new monitors:


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

LG'S AI ADVANCEMENTS DRIVING A NEW AGE AS ENTERTAINMENT, ROBOTICS AND SMART TECHNOLOGIES EXPAND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

Just a few weeks ago, LG Electronics (LG) chief executive officer Jo Seong-jin and LG Electronics President and Chief Technology Officer Dr. I.P. Park delivered the opening keynote address at IFA 2018 in Berlin, outlining LG’s strategic direction for the emerging new era of artificial intelligence. As hinted in the blog's title above, we are seeing a new age in consumer electronics just now becoming available to consumers, and Video & Audio Center will be, as we have for over 38 years, at the very forefront in delivering these new technologies to the marketplace.
Video & Audio Center has been a retail and online consumer electronics industry leader for almost four decades now; and during that time we’ve seen a lot of changes in the industry, but nothing as far-reaching as today’s latest entertainment and smart home products that combine the cutting-edge advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics smart home technologies and visual display acuity—and LG has been one of the true innovators in bringing these emerging new technologies to today's consumers. "AI will ultimately touch everybody's lives, transforming the way we live, work and play," said Dr. Park. "Early implementations of AI in connected devices today are setting the stage for tomorrow's smart cities, smart homes, smart businesses and smart devices, all with capabilities that no one has even dreamed of yet."
CEO Jo, a 42-year LG veteran, led the keynote, emphasizing the company’s underlying drive to provide consumers with a better life, defining this as the increased availability of freer and smarter choices in everyday living. He expressed his firm belief that advances in AI are key to presenting new possibilities for a better life.

Following the launch of the LG ThinQ, LG has been focused on demonstrating the impact of its vibrant ecosystem embedded with a powerful AI solution based on LG’s open platform, open partnership and open connectivity strategy.

“Combined with edge computing and big data, as well as the ability to harness the enhanced connectivity of 5G, AI will bring each aspect of our lives into a seamless connected experience. Your home will know what kind of day you had in the office and will roll out the welcome mat by preparing the perfect environment for when you walk in the door,” said Mr. Jo.

 

LG’s ThinQ AI has been integrated into LG products ranging from mobile phones and televisions to refrigerators, washers, vacuums and more, creating seamless connections at home—and on-the-go—basically, making life good. Stop into any Video & Audio Center and see for yourself how communicating and sharing data across devices creates an easier and more personalized experience that enhances your life and frees you up to do the things that matter most. Here are just a few of the LG products and experiences that incorporate artificial intelligence:

LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs

Whether you choose an LG OLED TV with unsurpassed picture quality and an ultra-premium design that elevates any room, or our SUPER UHD 4K LED TV featuring a beautifully slender bezel and breathtaking picture, LG ThinQ AI delivers a customized entertainment experience designed by you—and you can see the complete line of LG’s AI televisions at any one of our five Los Angeles-based technology showrooms in all their splendor.

Experience real-life images, colors, sharpness, enhanced depth and magnificently immersive sound, whether you’re watching movies or sports, binge watching your favorite series, or playing video games. LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs with AI ThinQ have the Google Assistant built in, so you can control compatible smart home devices using just your voice. Create a center for your smart home and beyond. Plus it works with Amazon Alexa devices‑and don’t forget that Video & Audio Center’s prices on all LG models are LOWER than amazon or Best Buy, see stores for details.

LG Smartphones

From the LG G7 ThinQ™ to the V35 ThinQ™, you’ll get thoughtful intelligence, inside and out. Each is equipped with a forward-thinking AI Cam, which assesses subjects and the environment it “sees” in your frame, and gives you tips for achieving the perfect picture (like optimized filters or suggesting a wide-angle shot). They also have Google Assistant built in, as well as Google Lens, which lets you search visually to learn more about what you’re seeing. Find product reviews, info about landmarks, plants, animals, and other places and things you encounter.

 

LG Appliances

When you choose appliances powered with LG’s intuitively smart AI technology, they go beyond just being appliances, to helping you manage your home and life. The LG InstaView ThinQ™ refrigerator has Amazon Alexa built in so you can do it all with a few simple voice commands. Grocery shop, create a to-do list, listen to your favorite music and more. You’ll also find AI ThinQ™ technology on other appliances, including vacuums and washing machines. Video & Audio Center has selected our flagship technology showroom located in the Westfield Century City Mall as the ideal location to display select appliance models from LG.

 

The evolution of AI must be based on continually increasing communication with users, according to Dr. Park, who explained LG’s methodology for the development of core AI technology: First, the company’s focus on speech recognition, image recognition, biometric recognition and deep learning algorithms; second, the benefits of seamless connectivity offered through LG’s diverse product portfolio that make it possible to eliminate the traditional constraints of space and time; and third, the infinite potential offered through increased connectivity.

Doubt LG’s commitment to emerging technologies? At the same Berlin show, last month, LG not only showcased their extensive lineup of AI-enabled consumer electronics, smart home and mobile technologies, but they also introduced CLiO and SuitBot, AI-enhanced robots to the public. Stay tuned!