Holidays in July continued with week with new offerings from Audiovox, Sony, and LG. This Blog will focus only on LG because it introduced several new flat-panel display products. Reminiscent of masterpieces by Da Vinci and Michelangelo, consumer electronics works of art by LG Electronics were on display last night (July 20) at LG's Summer Line Show held at the famed Christie's Auction House in New York City.
At the event, LG showcased these new consumer electronics products, with three key principles in mind: style, functionality and the consumer experience. With more consumers looking to integrate cutting-edge technology, powerful performance and style in their homes, LG created technological masterpieces that meet the everyday needs of consumers. Besides introducing new LCD and plasma HDTVs, LG announced that it is continuing its dual-format "Super Multi Blue" player that plays back both HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs. According to LG, this product is a success with a 2nd generation model currently on the drawing boards.
Unveiled for the first time at Christie's, LG's dramatic new "LBX" HDTV LCD series epitomizes elegance and sophistication. The series exemplifies the fusion of design, style and the latest HDTV technologies. The LBX series will be available beginning September in three screen sizes, 42-, 47- and 52-inches. The LBX series boasts a modern design from its sleek, high-glossy black finish to its "Full HD" 1080p display capability. According to Allan Jason, vice president of Consumer Electronics Marketing, "The unique design of the LBX series, with a glossy black finish, stylish stand and gentle bottom arc show a modern, clean look that is perfect for today's high-end home environments. To relate it to the art world, the LBX series would be our magnum opus."
In addition to "Full HD" 1080p resolution, these advanced models incorporate TruMotion technology. Using a 120Hz LCD panel, TruMotion eliminates the "jaggies" usually found in LCD panels, particularly with scrolling text and fast action. These models also feature TruColor, providing a wide color gamut capable of reproducing 92 percent of the NTSC spectrum. Combined with LG's Super IPS panel, XD Engine and other convenience features, the LBX models are LG's best performing and best looking models. This new series will be available in September at an MSRP of $2499 (42LBX), $3299 (47LBX) and $4499 (57LBX).
Other new products unveiled at the Christie's event include LG's new 50-inch plasma display (50PY3D). According to LG, the PY3D Series 1080p Plasma HDTVs responds to the growing consumer demand for high-performance plasma displays with the introduction of its first 50-inch "Full HD" 1080p plasma (model 50PY3D).
Like its 60-inch 1080p cousin (60PY3D), the 50PY3D incorporates "LG Simple Link" connectivity, allowing control of other LG Simple Link compatible equipment, such as DVD players or home theater systems, providing easy use home theater control. The PY3D series also features enhanced connectivity, including three HDMI inputs to allow for the growing number of source devices using this standard, and USB Media Host to allow for easy playback of digital music and photos on the plasma set.
The plasma HDTVs feature integrated ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners and LG's proven latest-generation "VSB" circuitry for optimal digital reception. LG's models utilize a dramatic, side-speaker design, which features a unique reflecting digital index display, soft-touch controls and micro-perforated speaker grills for a high-quality finish. The 50PY3D will launch in September with an MSRP of $3499.