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HD Guru gave its Best in Show Award to Samsung Electronics’ 105-inch curved ultra high-definition TV (left) and LG Electronics’ 77-inch curved ultra high-definition OLED TV (right) got an Editor’s Choice Award.Provided by the companies

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, the world’s two largest TV manufacturers, were honored with several awards for their latest products at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Samsung said yesterday it received eight CES Innovations Awards for products including a 78-inch curved ultra high-definition TV and a 110-inch UHD TV, the world’s largest.

Samsung’s 65-inch smart TV, running on a quad-core processor, earned the Best of Innovation award, the company said. Samsung received the grand prix award for a third consecutive year.

Samsung also was honored by several U.S. tech media outlets, including HD Guru, which picked the Korean company’s 105-inch curved UHD TV as its Best in Show product. Samsung displayed the TV at the CES together with five other curved sets. LG also displayed a 105-inch curved TV.

Samsung’s Bendable TV, a cross between curved and flat TVs, also drew attention as another technology breakthrough for the company. Samsung unveiled an 85-inch Bendable TV during a press conference Monday. Mashable, an IT magazine in the United States, gave its Best Tech of CES 2014 award to the TV, complimenting its bendability and high-quality picture.

“The105-inch curved UHD TV and Bendable TV are the aggregates of the company’s experiences and technologies with TV,” said Kim Hyun-suk, executive vice president of the Visual Display Business of Samsung Electronics. “We will do our best to deliver innovative experiences to users continually.”

LG said it received 15 CES Innovations Awards, including Best of Innovation for its 77-inch curved UHD OLED TV.

Other award-winning LG products were the 105-inch UHD TV, 65-inch UHD LED TV and 55-inch Gallery OLED TV. A total of seven Innovations Awards went to LG.

Apart from the CES Innovations Awards, LG received 20 awards from the show’s partner agencies. Counting all those awards, the LG 77-inch curved UHD OLED TV received seven, the most of any single product at the 2014 CES, according to the company.

Tens of thousands of products were on display at CES, which ends Friday local time.

Reviewed.com, a media partner of the show, gave six Editors’ Choice Awards to LG products, including the 77-inch curved UHD OLED TV and the webOS smart TV platform. LG’s latest and first curved smartphone, the G Flex, also earned an Editors’ Choice Award.

Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Mashable, TechRadar and Ubergizmo also honored LG products at the CES, the company said.

“Our goal is to create products that will truly impact peoples’ lives,” said Wayne Park, Global Sales and Marketing Officer for LG Electronics, according to the company’s press release. “The significant amount of recognition we’ve received this year validates LG’s commitment to pursuing the highest level of innovation and supports our core brand identity - With LG, It’s All Possible.”

By Moon Gwang-lip [joe@joongang.co.kr]

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