During IFA 2012 in Berlin, LG Electronics revealed what it calls the Personal Smart TV (TM2792), a 27-inch model that uses an IPS panel for better color accuracy and viewing angles. It also comes packed with a vast array of features including LG Smart TV functionality, Cinema 3D, and the company's Cinema Screen Design which minimizes "visual distractions" with an extremely narrow bezel.
"The TM2792 is an exceptional TV, offering an engaging, cinema-quality viewing experience that allows users to immerse themselves in a vast and customizable world of content," said J.J. Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit of LG Home Entertainment Company. "Our top-of-the-line Personal Smart TV takes entertainment to the next level, whether it’s watching a video recorded on a smartphone, a favorite classic movie or anything else in between."
The specs reveal that the display has a default resolution of 1920 x 1080, LED-based backlighting, a response time of 5ms, a brightness of 250nits, and more. There are also two MHL-ready HDMI ports, three USB ports, Ethernet, SCART, Composite, Component and D-sub interfaces. Connectivity even includes DNLA media sharing, Wi-Fi Direct and WiDi.
According to LG, the Home Dashboard offers a feature called SmartShare which allows the user to browse and share files with laptops, smartphones and external drives via Mobile High-Definition Link (aka MHL) and Intel's Wireless Display (WiDi) technology. More specifically, MHL enables users to display photos and play games from their smartphone on the TV itself while the device is charging. Compatible Intel-based laptop screens can be shared wirelessly via a WiDi connection.
In addition to the IPS-based TV, LG also serves up a "Magic Remote" which enables easier navigation of the Home Dashboard. "LG offers unlimited access to content via Video on Demand (VOD), 3D World, Game World, LG Smart World (LG Apps), and the Social Center. All this content is conveniently accessible via the Home Dashboard, which can be navigated using the Magic Remote or alternatively, with a mouse and keyboard," the company said.
The TV's specs also list two 7W speakers with 3D Sound Zooming (simulates the movement of sound in correlation to the movement of images on the screen), two sets of 3D glasses (1 normal, 1 clip-on), 2D to 3D conversion, full support for a keyboard and mouse, and more. So far there's no pricing or a specific launch date although LG reports that it's heading to Europe first. We expect to see this model head to the U.S. just in time for the holiday season.