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Top 5 Booths at CES 2009


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LG
LG's booth featured an enormous touchscreen interface, among other technological goodies.
LG's booth featured an enormous touchscreen interface, among other technological goodies.
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­The LG booth was constantly busy. Part of that was due to the booth's location -- it was next to a major entryway into the Center Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. But the booth also happened to feature some of the most popular exhibits at CES.

The company's line of HDTVs received a lot of attention. Not only did LG introduce televisions that consume less energy than current models, it also unveiled new sets with "NetCast Entertainment Access." These televisions have an Ethernet port that turn the television into an interactive device that gives consumers the ability to use Yahoo! Widgets on their TV screens.

LG also introduced a television with a 240-hertz refresh rate, meaning the screen refreshes 240 times per second. A high refresh rate helps a television display images that are moving quickly across the screen without effects like trails or fuzziness. LG wasn't the only company to show off this kind of set -- Sony and Samsung also had models on display in their booths.

But the main attraction at LG's booth was their conceptual watch phone. The watch featured a simple three-button interface and could connect to the 3G cellular network. According to LG, the microphones in the watch phone can filter out ambient noise. Before long, the watch was the talk of the showroom floor.