The first day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is less about looking at new toys and more about seeing what companies want to show off, and there has certainly been a lot of that today.
We’ve been live blogging all of it, straight from our cameras and phones on the floor of the expo, and while we’ll be doing it again tomorrow (and the day after that), you can check out what happened below in the order it happened!
All times are in Las Vegas time, which reads like it’s five hours in front of Australian Eastern Standard Time (Sydney, Melbourne), except a day behind. Join us tomorrow when we see more of CES Live!
Is anyone awake in Australia? We’re live blogging the LG presser. First of the day!
I think we’re looking at an OLED… hasn’t started yet though…
Let’s do this thing
Preview video is showing some smart appliances
That’s Wayne Park, CEO of LG USA
LG’s Skott Ahn is talking up more natural interfaces for devices
NFC is going to be used to pair devices, such as your smartphone to a TV, or even a washing machine.
“TV’s are getting smarter, but the way we interact with them is not. ” Dr. Skott Ahn
Speak at our TV, or wave your finger in the air for TV controlling. It’s like a point & click mouse, except for your fingers. You can thank some high res cameras for that.
LG OLED is launching. Global sales in January. Infinite contrast ratio
“This is not a prototype. ” LG’s laser tv
Now a different guy, James Fishler, senior VP of marketing for LG USA.
If I spell names wrong, I apologise. I’m trying to live blog, write notes, and take pictures, and I’m already squished!
Remotely monitor appliances through your smartphone
Will LG fridges finally be able to remotely monitor what’s in your fridge?
Now hearing about the Optimus G. Available in the US now, last we heard it was around March for Australia.
Time for some home entertainment products…
2013 OLED TV will launch in US in March, SRP $12000. No Aussie price yet, not official AU date.
Also, LG is bringing two more 4K TVs, with a 55 and 65 inch models. You know, so you don’t have to spend $16K on a UHD TV.
Full HD isn’t so “full” any more
LG TV moving completely to LED
That laser TV? It’s a short throw projector at 22 inches that shows a 100 inch display. Cool.
Some new monitors coming too.
Quick product tour
You always wanted your fridge to feed you recipes didn’t you?
Well that’s about the most advanced washing machine I’ve ever seen…
That’s LG, people. Where to next?
Waiting in line at Panasonic. We told you lining up was a thing at CES.
We’re live at Panasonic
Panasonic’s Viera has a new home screen, so you can collect your IPTV stuff in the same place.
Different profiles are available, and some TVs feature a camera and will automatically identify different users for those profiles.
New touch pen on Viera so you can change and fix photos. Looks fun. Can I pin the tail on someone?
There’s someone here from the American home shopping network, talking up “shop by remote”
Your own on demand home shopping channel. Mine would have more puppies, kittens, and gadgets. But that’s just me.
Panasonic will launch 32 TVs this year in both plasma and LED. Wonder how many Australia will see.
Looks like 65 inch is the biggest size Panasonic will have for both plasma and LED TVs.
Panasonic will have bone conduction headphones
A streaming media player is also coming from Panasonic that supports Miracast. New phones support that, so you can stream straight to your telly.
Huh. Danny DeVito is going to be at this show on a Panasonic panel. Random.
And that’s it for Panasonic!
We just saw a guy riding around on a Segway with gold wheels. Vegas.
lots and lots and lots of people in line for Samsung
Live at Samsung
That’s the president of Samsung.
Appliances that get you. That’s being talked about.
President of Samsung USA, Tim Baxter on stage
Samsung F8000 is the new premium Samsung LED TV. Up to 75in
Like the Galaxy S3, the new TV has a quad core processor.
There’s also a redesigned interface, designed to make it easier to use
Personalised content over the Samsung hub. Also includes a single search to find movies and tv shows they like. No idea if this works in Australia.
There’s also a social screen on the hub, for seeing what friends on Facebook, Skype, and other networks are watching.
Want buy that dress from a TV show? It will be possible
If you bought a Samsung TV last year, that’s the Samsung Evolution kit
Samsung is also introducing OLED
Only possible on the Samsung OLED is a dual screen mode
Samsung’s new 85 inch ultra high definition screen announced.
Add this ‘evolution kit’ to your 2012 Samsung TV and it turns into a 2013 TV.
One of those net connected fridges. Tweet from the fridge.
Wonder if we could live blog from the fridge.
Samsung’s NX300 smart camera with 3 inch tilting AmoLED, metal body with leather casing
Galaxy S3 has sold 30 million worldwide.
Series 7 ultra features a 13 inch full HD screen
Meanwhile, the Samsung Series 9 laptop moves to a Full HD screen, up from 900p.
And here are those Samsung smart appliances
… And that Samsung Ultra Definition TV from the side
And that’s Samsung!