11:57AM EST - Thank you for joining us.

11:54AM EST - We'll get some hands on time and some additional pictures when we drop by LG's booth later.

11:52AM EST - And we're done. Josh is still trying to upload images, but his connection is super slow. Again, apologies.

11:50AM EST - Now on stage to close the conference is William Cho.

11:50AM EST - SoC will be clocked at 2.0GHz.

11:47AM EST - LG G Flex 2 will recharge to 50% in 38 minutes.

11:47AM EST - One final innovation: battery life.

11:47AM EST - Enhanced Selfies with Gesture Shot from 1.5m away.

11:46AM EST - Improved self healing of scratches on the cover.

11:45AM EST - Demonstration of improved durability of the glass cover.

11:44AM EST - 64-bit octa-core SoC from Qualcomm - Snapdragon 810.

11:43AM EST - Laser auto focus for the camera.

11:43AM EST - Flamenco Red color looks pretty sweet.

11:42AM EST - G Flex 2 is sporting a 5.5-inch 1080p OLED display.

11:42AM EST - 700R on the front, 650R on the back. (R is radius... not sure of unit.)

11:41AM EST - Not one curve but four.

11:40AM EST - Introducing the LG G Flex 2. "Prepare to fall in love." The most leaked smartphone introduction ever.

11:38AM EST - Recapping smartphones introduced during the past year.

11:38AM EST - Frank Lee is now on stage.

11:38AM EST - I think we're done with the home appliances. And there was much rejoicing.

11:37AM EST - Rachel Ray video now promoting LG refrigerators.

11:35AM EST - Double Door-in-Door refrigerator.

11:33AM EST - We're finished with washers and on to dryers now. Give us 5-10 minutes and we should be on to something more in line with AnandTech coverage.

11:31AM EST - I'm not making this stuff up.

11:31AM EST - LG TurboWash 2.0. It's like Turbo Boost for laundry!

11:30AM EST - The new door on the front load washer is 21mm higher to make it more accessible.

11:30AM EST - This will apparently deliver significant savings in time and household bandwidth.

11:29AM EST - Oh man. Twin wash will have a mini washer under the larger main washer.

11:28AM EST - Comparing laundry to a chess match. Hooray for bad analogies.

11:28AM EST - This is clearly not what most people here are interested in hearing about.

11:28AM EST - LOL... scattered applause as he announces the introduction of the LG 2015 washing machine and refrigerator lineup.

11:27AM EST - I want a fridge that will automatically clean out old food.

11:27AM EST - So now we're talking about laundry and refrigeration.

11:26AM EST - LG is striving to make it easier and more efficient to complete the stuff we have to do so we can get to the things we want to do.

11:26AM EST - Talking about stuff we have to do vs. stuff we want to do.

11:26AM EST - Tim exits stage. Now Dave VanderWaal is on. Head of Marketing.

11:25AM EST - Music Flow appears to refer to speakers and a smartphone app.

11:23AM EST - Uses dual-band mesh network that allows customers to add speakers as they go.

11:22AM EST - Or MUSICflow?

11:22AM EST - Now talking sound. LG Music Flow.

11:22AM EST - 4K streaming for Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and more.

11:21AM EST - Quick start to improve overall access time by 60%.

11:21AM EST - For 2015, with webOS 2.0, they'll be adding and refining features.

11:21AM EST - In 2014 webOS was a new interface for smart TVs with improved performance.

11:20AM EST - And Peter is done.

11:19AM EST - This morning Netflix is announcing the "Netflix recommended TV" program.

11:19AM EST - It's not just about picture quality; it's important to improve user experience.

11:18AM EST - Netflix will be offering HDR (High Dynamic Range) content this year.

11:17AM EST - Netflix was first to deliver 4K UltraHD over the Internet.

11:17AM EST - Talking about smart TV and how LG was first to ship a TV with integrated support for Netflix.

11:17AM EST - Greg Peters from Netflix now on stage.

11:16AM EST - Showing 8K demonstration as well at LG's booth.

11:16AM EST - ColorPrime Nano Spectrum will expand color gamut by up to 32%.

11:15AM EST - 34 SKUs from LG with UltraHD support, from 105" down.

11:15AM EST - Predicting 153% growth for 2015 for 4K UltraHD.

11:14AM EST - "OLED is quite simply the best TV ever."

11:14AM EST - Video unveiling of the 77" display...

11:14AM EST - New 2015 OLEDs will all be 4K.

11:13AM EST - Expect more than 1 million OLED TVs in 2015.

11:13AM EST - $600 million dollar investment into increasing OLED production.

11:12AM EST - OLED allows creation of next generation of content.

11:11AM EST - Discussing problems with LCDs and generating true black.

11:11AM EST - "Without great blacks, you won't see great color."

11:10AM EST - LG was first to introduce OLED TV as well as affordable OLED models.

11:10AM EST - Progression from CRT to plasma to LCD and now OLED.

11:10AM EST - Moving on to talking about TVs.

11:09AM EST - Note: Internet is really flaky right now so images might not be coming through very well. Sorry.

11:09AM EST - Preview video now of what will be coming this year: OLED TVs, TWIN Wash system, stunning mobile devices....

11:07AM EST - HomeChat can connect to Nest to control AC.

11:07AM EST - LG HomeChat to access IoT ecosystem via a smart watch.

11:07AM EST - Talking now about smart home appliances and support.

11:06AM EST - Enable LG devices to work with other devices.

11:06AM EST - Embracing open standards - Allseen Alliance and One M2M.

11:05AM EST - Moving on to smart cars now.

11:05AM EST - Wellness platform can improve living environment by actively controlling environment, e.g. air conditioning and lighting.

11:04AM EST - Wellness platform to track sleeping, heart rate, movement.

11:04AM EST - Started on a platform of webOS. Offering webOS 2.0 now.

11:03AM EST - Platforms, Connectivity, and Ecosystem.

11:03AM EST - True value of IoT lies in the innovation that centers around our lives.

11:02AM EST - Talking about Internet of Things, IoT.

11:02AM EST - LG's vision for the year ahead: Innovation for a Better Life.

11:01AM EST - Dr. Skott Ahn on stage.

11:01AM EST - Innovation for a better life.... LG

11:00AM EST - Video is kicking off.

10:59AM EST - Jarred is on keyboard, Josh on images providing additional commentary.

10:59AM EST - We're seated and waiting for the conference to start.

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  • JarredWalton - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    Pants? My problem isn't pants, but somewhere in my laundry is a horde of socks just waiting to be found. It eats them, I swear, Reply
  • misbfa1 - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    Actually it does, it is a known problem with LG washers. Socks, and other small items somehow make it past the silicone seal that sits between the tub and the door. Then they clog up the drain. The clogging is how you find out there is a problem, and how you figure out that you are not insane. Reply
  • misbfa1 - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    Kind of like this, but imagine the sock getting actually into the guts of the washer. They socks can get stuck in the water pump also.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZE1pwlg_No
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  • JarredWalton - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    Who says I have an LG washer eating socks? I think I have about a 15 year old Sears special, loading from the top and guzzling water. But I got it for basically nothing so I'm not complaining. Reply
  • ws3 - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    Assuming that you one day get a good washer, you will kick yourself for not having done so earlier.
    I've had two Bosch washers and they are fantastic.
    Reply
  • WaitingForNehalem - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    There needs to be a front facing camera so you take selfies with your completed laundry. Reply
  • velanapontinha - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    I can't believe they placed LCD as beeing an improvement over Plasma... Reply
  • Visual - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - link

    But it is. Definitely in terms of price, durability, power efficiency and from that also size and weight.
    Even if you only mean in terms of picture quality, I'll give you the clear win on color accuracy and viewing angles, but I'd challenge you about resolution, which is an important factor too.

    At the time LCDs took off, there actually were plasmas with non-square pixels - can you even imagine that horror?!
    Reply
  • praeses - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    I have been wanting a dumb (no smart features) heatpump-only (no resistive) dryer on 240VAC single phase 60hz with two through-wall pipe for cold air/moisture. LG is failing on this, still hoping for Samsung or anyone else. Reply
  • nils_ - Sunday, January 11, 2015 - link

    I think they hardly make those anymore because it requires having a hole in the wall which means they can't really sell to people living in flats/apartments. I still have one of those (very old though, using electricity like crazy) and I'm thinking of getting a 2:1 instead. Reply

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