LG Launches a Touch Controlled TV Line

Posted Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

You'll need a PC attached to use it, but the PenTouch is a pretty slick setup.

Touchscreen displays aren't exactly new. They've been used on computers for a while, and if you own a smartphone or a tablet, you almost certainly have a touchscreen in the house. LG wants to take that a step further by putting a touchscreen display on your TV.

The LG PenTouch TV uses a stylus for control and can recognize two at once. It's all about a new way to interact with TV, aimed especially at families. "The PenTouch TV brings all the excitement of touch displays, computers and the Internet to the world of television, with functions and programs that are great fun and really educational," says senior VP Jay Vandenbree.

The PenTouch software gives you the ability to draw pictures on the screen, browse the internet with your stylus, play with your own digital pictures, create a family calendar and more. The downside is that you'll need a dual core PC with a decent graphics card to make it all work.

The 50 inch display will run $1,099 when it's released. The THX certified 60 inch set comes in at $2,199.

Source: eCoustics

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