LG signed with Intel to make its LG CINEMA 3D Smart TVs WiDi-enabled.
Today, LG and Intel signed an alliance to collaborate in enhancing LG’s CINEMA 3D Smart TVs with embedded Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology. From next year LG will be the first to offer its CINEMA 3D Smart TVs will WiDi onboard. This convenient feature will eliminate the user’s need of purchasing a separate external WiDi adapter and will offer a more accessible way of sharing and viewing high-definition content (stored on Ultrabooks, notebooks and tablets) directly on LG’s CINEMA 3D Smart TVs.
Intel’s WiDi technology does not require an active wireless internet or WiFi connection, it establishes a direct connection between both WiFi chips (the one of the external mobile device and that in LG’s CINEMA 3D Smart TV) and does not tie down the mobile device during real-time content sharing, which means that other tasks might be performed simultaneously (on the notebooks and tablets), while streaming content to a CINEMA 3D Smart TV, projector or monitor.
LG expects that by embedding Intel’s WiDi on its Smart TVs, will drive the company ahead of competition.
“Through this strategic alliance, CINEMA 3D Smart TV users will be able to access a wider variety of content in a more convenient manner,” said Seog-ho Ro, Senior Vice President of LG Home Entertainment Company’s TV Business Unit. “Intel WiDi will be one of several features that will enhance the user convenience of our CINEMA 3D Smart TVs, further differentiating our products from the competition.”
“Intel is planning to expand Intel WiDi technology to various devices to provide consumers the seamless, smarter usage experience,” said Hee-Sung Lee, Country Manager of Intel Korea. “Through this collaboration with LG Electronics, LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV users could also benefit from Intel WiDi without the need to purchase an external adapter.”
LG and Intel will showcase Intel WiDi-enabled LG CINEMA 3D products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
In the same announcement at www.lg.co.kr (the Korean version), LG also noted that earlier this month it released its new XNOTE Z330 Ultrabook, which also supports Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology.
So, most likely we will see how both devices team-up with Intel’s WiDi at CES in Las Vegas.