LG cable connected
June 10, 2013
LG Electronics has revealed a line-up of IP-connected devices for platforms including its own NetCast Smart TV operating system and Google TV which are designed to blend cable-supplied, TV Everywhere, VoD and whole-home DVR capabilities with over-the-top apps from Hulu, Vudu, and YouTube and others.
LG said it will use DLNA to connect to home gateways in order to pick up terrestrial or pay TV and video-on-demand, packages rather than using CableCARD.
LG has brought a suite of seven different devices to the show, including set-top models that are capable of supporting downloadable security and Ultra HD/4K video…
- With the Google Play app store, Google Chrome browser, and integrated home monitoring and automation capabilities.
- Android Mini-Box/Dongle: A media player with the Jelly Bean 4.2.2. operating systems with on-board 802.11ac Wi-Fi for HD streaming to devices hanging off the wireless home network.
- NetCast OTT Set-Top: Offers live linear, VOD and DVR and OTT fare, and uses LG’s DLNA-compliant “Smart Share” technology for accessing protected content over a home network.
- Ultra HD Set-Top: Adds 4K reception and playback via a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, HEVC compression, with support for DOCSIS 3.0 and the 2.0 version of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), a home networking platform that supports speeds up to 800 Mbps.
- Next-Generation “OpenTV 5” IP Set-Top: Combines an IP-capable box with Nagra’s OpenTV 5 middleware and conditional access protection, 802.11n for file sharing with a home gateway.
- “Low-Cost” MPEG-4 Cable Set-Top: Device supporting “downloadable conditional access security”.
- Wi-Fi Dongle: Allows users with Miracast smartphones to “mirror” the phone’s screen directly onto the big screen TV over a Wi-Fi connection.