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Here’s how much LG’s 2024 OLED TV lineup will cost you.

With some models set to start shipping as soon as next month, LG has begun sharing pricing details for its 2024 lineup of OLED TVs.

The G4, which offers the very best and brightest picture quality that LG is capable of, starts at $2,499 for the 55-inch size and goes up to $24,999 for a 97-inch model. As usual, I expect most people will stick with the C4 series, which includes more modest brightness improvements at prices that won’t break the bank — especially once sales kick in.

Stay tuned for deeper impressions of LG’s new TVs in the next couple weeks.


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Another rumor suggests that Meta and LG are partnering for a Vision Pro competitor.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is South Korea-bound this week to discuss shipping a headset that incorporates webOS in 2025, Korean Economic Daily is reporting.

It’s not the first rumor that the companies might tag team the Vision Pro, and last month, LG confirmed that it was working on a new headset


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I want the temporary tattoo printer.

Victoria Song highlighted a lot of beauty tech she saw at this year’s CES in a Verge video from this week. You could easily blink and miss Imprintu, the temporary tattoo printer. I want one. Or I did, until I saw that it’s $249.


LG’s other transparent TV is the one I want in my living room.

LG’s DukeBox is pitched as a modern-day jukebox, but in person, it’s got much more potential.

A smooth-sounding 3D audio speaker with a 30-inch transparent OLED display that lets you see its retro-style insides and displays album art, the DukeBox is also a TV.

The music controls on the screen are just for show — it’s not a touch screen. But if LG ever ships this concept product it should totally be one. It would make a gorgeous smart display.


CES 2024 was all about interoperability beyond the smart home

In between all the flashy new monitors, electric vehicle prototypes, and palm-scanning door locks shown off at CES this year, there was a trend linking the less eye-catching announcements.

All the CES highlights so far.

Monday was quite the whirlwind! Let’s take a step back and recap all of the fun surprises:

• Apple dropped the launch date for the Vision Pro.

• Both LG and Samsung are getting into transparent TVs.

Samsung’s Ballie AI robot now doubles as a projector.

• MSI has a new Steam Deck competitor called the Claw.

Nvidia revealed its RTX 4080 Super and RTX 4070 Ti Super.

Intel and AMD showed off new chips.

• There are a lot of new laptops (and I mean a lot).

There’s still more to come! Stay tuned to The Verge for more CES coverage from the show floor.


LG TVs will soon be Google Home smart home hubs.

At LG’s CES press conference, Erik Kay of Google came onstage to say that “LG TVs will act as hubs for Google Home, so you can easily set up and control any Matter device, see and control LG, Google, and Google Home devices right from the TV or ThinQ app.”

This means that LG TVs will act as Matter controllers for Google Home, giving you another option beyond a Google Nest Hub, Nest Mini, or Nest Wifi to use Matter devices with Google Home.


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LG TVs will be Matter controllers for Google Home so you can add and control smart home devices using your TV.
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Yes, you can mount LG’s transparent TV to the wall if you want.

When LG showcased its new Signature OLED T at CES, the transparent TV was surrounded by furniture and shelving. But the company’s press release confirms you won’t have to use that stuff.

The OLED T comes in standalone, against-the-wall, or wall mount options. Customers can further customize by adding standing or floating shelves on either or both sides of the screen to best suit their unique tastes and preferences.

So you can hang it to the wall like any other TV if that’s your preference. You’d just better be sure things look clean back there.


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LG’s “living space on wheels” AlphaWare software puts webOS in cars’ dashboards.

LG showed off a “digital cockpit system display AR / MR platform AI and 5G telematics technology” AlphaWare concept at CES today. It includes its Automotive Content Platform, which puts LG software on screens throughout cars, and uses AI to do things like recognize drivers or detect when kids have fallen asleep.

The company says the software is based on webOS and integrates with automakers’ infotainment systems.


LG’s vision for webOS infotainment software.
LG’s vision for webOS infotainment software.
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LG is building an EV charger factory in Texas.

The company has announced that it’s building its first US-based charger production factory in Texas “in response to the growing demand for EV charging stations across North America.” LG also plans on rolling out 11kW and 175kW EV chargers, along with 350kW fast chargers in the US this year.


New LG TVs will come with Chromecast built in.

During the LG press conference at CES, Google VP of engineering Erik Kay took the stage to announce that LG TVs released in 2024 will now come with Chromecast. That means you’ll be able to cast videos, music, games, and more from your phone to your TV.


“Through servitization we are providing services for household tasks that cannot be completed by appliances alone.”

LG said that while announcing its new home appliance subscription, which “lets our customers select options and services of their choice,” during its CES presentation today.

As part of the subscription, LG says appliances will automatically update with features that are tailored to their owners’ needs, using on-device AI. The service debuted in Korea last year, and is now coming to the US.


LG is launching a new smart home hub.

The CES 2024 announcement lacked details on how this hub is part of reinventing its ThinQ smart home platform, but it will leverage what CEO William Cho called LG’s “Affectionate Intelligence” to make smart home setup and control easier and more intuitive.

Cho touted its 7 billion devices in people’s homes as its leg up in the AI race, saying LG can leverage “real life data” from your fridge, TV, and all the other LG products out there — with your permission.


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LG calls its AI solutions “Affectionate Intelligence.”

CEO William Cho said during LG’s CES 2024 presentation today that LG is “redefining” AI that way because the company believes it should be “more caring, empathetic, and understanding.”


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LG kicks off a day of big, splashy press conferences at CES.

I’m at LG’s press conference, where I’m hoping to get a first glimpse at the company’s new smart home robot “AI Agent.”

LG has already made a slew of announcements, including the reveal of its transparent TV.

But here’s hoping they have some surprises in store this morning. Because it’s way too early to be subjected to this much bass.


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Get ready to watch LG’s livestream at 11AM ET.

LG announced its CES 2024 lineup already, and it will be less about TVs and much more about AI this year. There will be TVs, though. Plenty of them.

Here’s the livestream, and of course you can keep up with the rest of our CES 2024 coverage right here.


I’ve looked through LG’s new transparent OLED TV and seen something special

The Signature OLED T is a 77-inch TV with a very unique gimmick. But it’s hard to imagine the pricey novelty wouldn’t wear off over time.

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LG’s transparent TV is no longer just a prototype.

The Signature OLED T — T for transparent — is a new 77-inch 4K TV that’ll go on sale later this year. It’s not the best TV for the money, but this is something you’d buy just because you can.


LG puts vacuum tube audio behind transparent OLED display.

The DukeBox is a modern take on the jukebox from the company’s experimental LG Labs division. It combines front-firing speakers on the bottom and a 360-degree speaker on top with a vacuum tube audio system behind a transparent OLED panel that can display things like track information, album art, or... a fireplace, naturally. It’ll be demonstrated at the big CES show starting next week in Las Vegas.


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For the man who has everything.
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LG’s “AI agent” is a bipedal robot that monitors your home and pets.

The company revealed the bot ahead of its appearance at CES 2024, which it’s touting as an “all-around home manager and companion.”

In addition to serving as a remote monitoring system, LG says the bipedal bot can also interact with humans using voice and image recognition. Apparently, one of its abilities includes greeting users when they arrive home and playing music based on their detected mood.


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LG’s bringing a 98-inch QNED Mini LED to CES 2024, and a promise for webOS upgrades.

We’ll have more news about LG’s 2024 TV lineup (including new OLEDs) once it’s all revealed in Las Vegas, but the most intriguing part of this pre-CES press release is a guarantee of future smart TV software updates, similar to what we’ve seen recently on phones like Google’s Pixel 8 series:

With the webOS Re:New program,* LG is offering an upgrade to the latest version of its webOS smart TV platform to give more smart TV owners the most up-to-date user experience for the next five years. This notable offer comes to LG QNED Mini LED 8K models launched in 2022 (QNED99 and QNED95 series) and will be extended to additional models in the QNED TV lineup worldwide in the future.

A footnote mentions, “...this upgrade does not cover the TV’s hardware performance, features or durability,” so we’ll have to find out what it does cover in a few days.

Correction December 28th, 12:30PM: An earlier version said Mini OLED, the TVs mentioned are Mini LED. We regret the error.


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A 480Hz refresh rate on an OLED monitor?

LG has pre-announced half a dozen new OLED gaming monitors, the most interesting of which is the 32-inch 32GS95UE. By default it’s a 4K monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate, but with the push of a button it can double this refresh rate to 480Hz at the expense of its resolution falling to 1080p. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to learn more about this “Dual-Hz” feature at CES next month.


LG 32GS95UE monitor from the front.

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The 32-inch LG 32GS95UE OLED, which offers up to a 480Hz refresh rate if you’re happy to play in 1080p.
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LG developed a transparent antenna for car windshields or sunroofs.

The company’s “film-type antenna” will work either attached to glass or built into it and supports 5G, Wi-Fi, and navigation using GNSS. LG says this will free carmakers from designing and building custom housing for traditional antennas.

LG didn’t say in its announcement when the tech will appear in cars, but it plans to show it off at CES in January.


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LG’s transparent antennas can catch all these bubbles.
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OLED TV sales slump for (un)Lucky Goldstar.

No Olympics, no World Cup, and everyone that wanted a giant 4K TV bought one while suffering at home with covid. Little wonder LG Display has posted six straight quarterly losses.


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LG Gram Pro 17 review: a Gram with more gusto

LG’s new Gram Pro is a three-pound laptop with an RTX GPU inside — a great achievement for LG and a fairly niche product for the rest of us.