LG turns the TV into a touchscreen


LG Electronics has launched a new series of plasma televisions, dubbed the LG PenTouch TV, which allows users to create, modify and control a variety of content directly on the screen.

The LG PenTouch TV (image: LG)

When the television is connected to a PC, users can use the special touch-sensitive stylus pen to interact with the Internet, and make use of all the other functions.

“Touch displays have become the norm in mobile phones and tablets, but remain almost unheard of in TVs,” said Jay Vandenbree, senior vice president for home entertainment.

“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. Families, in particular, will have more than ever to enjoy on LG PenTouch TV plasma screens.”

Users can activate the PenTouch mode with a single click on the remote control, and in PenTouch mode, users can access files created on their PCs, and work on them, edit them or move them around the screen using the stylus.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor