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LG Cinema 3D & Smart TV Launch - Third Dimension Justified

LG Cinema 3D & Smart TV Launch - Third Dimension Justified


Meet The New LG HDTV Crew

What's On Offer

With respect to their overall vision, LG seems to be heading in the right direction. They seem to be listening to the general consensus and feedback from customers and have focused their efforts on ensuring that the new range of TVs provide hassle free, easy to use functionality. But a fancy user interface and design amounts to nothing unless it has good hardware at the core to make it shine. So now, it is time to delve a little deeper into the specifications of the new models going on sale soon.

The LW5700

The flagship model is the shining beacon for any new lineup and the LW6500 is no different. Showcasing the new Cinema 3D and Smart TV features, this Full HD Edge LED features new 3D Light Boost to bump up its brightness to 150 nits for better 3D performance. Other specifications are impressive as well such as a 9,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for the 55-inch and 47-inch units. The LW6500 encompasses the best aspects of LG's new lineup and is sure to delight consumers.

However pesky practical and real-life constraints such as size and cost  can prevent you from purchasing the flagship model for your own use. The LW5700 has a lower dynamic contrast ratio when compared to the LW6500 and the refresh rate has also been bumped down to 100 Hz. However, the rest up the specifications match up well with the flagship series. This TV also boasts the new Cinema 3D and Smart TV features from LG. The last key difference to note is that the LW5700 is also available in a 42-inch model which means people with smaller budgets and tiny living rooms can still experience the best quality performance to be expected from LG’s new series.

The LW Series
LW6500
  • Equipped with Cinema 3D and LG Smart TV
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080) Edge LED Plus
  • 3D Light Boost (150 nits)
  • TruMotion 100 Hz
  • 2D to 3D conversion
  • 9,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio for 55" and 47"
  • 5,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio for 65"
  • DLNA certified, Wireless capabilities
  • 2 x USB 2.0, 4 x HDMI
  • Size: 42", 47", 55"
Suggested Retail Price:
65" for $9999
55" for $4999
47" for $3499

Availability:
1st Week of May
65" in July 2011
 

LW5700

  • Equipped with Cinema 3D and LG Smart TV
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080) Edge LED Plus
  • 3D Light Boost (150 nits)
  • TruMotion 100 Hz
  • 2D to 3D conversion
  • 8,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • DLNA certified, Wireless capabilities
  • 2 x USB 2.0, 4 x HDMI
  • Size: 42", 47", 55"                                                            
Suggested Retail Price:
55" for $4599
47" for $3099
42" for $1999

Availability:
1st Week of May
 


The LV series

Realizing that 3D might not be everyone’s cup of tea, LG has also introduced the LV series. These edge-LED TVs range in size from 32 inches to 55 inches and span different price points so as to appeal to the widest audience possible. What makes them highly attractive is the fact that each unit supports Full HD resolutions and also sports the LG Smart TV function.

The LV Series

 LV5500

  • Equipped with LG Smart TV
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080) Edge LED
  • 5,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • TruMotion 100Hz
  • 2 x USB 2.0, 4 X HDMI
  • Size: 42"
Suggested Retail Price:
42" for $1699

Availability:
1st Week of May
 
 

LV3730

  • Equipped with LG Smart TV
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080) Edge LED
  • 4,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • TruMotion 100Hz
  • 1 x USB 2.0, 3 X HDMI
  • Size: 32", 37", 42", 47", 55"
Suggested Retail Price:
55" for $3999
47" for $2299
42" for $1499
37" for $1399
32" for $999

Availability:
1st Week of May

 

LV2130

  • HD Ready (1366 x 768) Edge LED                                                          
  • 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI
  • Size: 32"
Suggested Retail Price:
32" for $799

Availability:
1st Week of May


The Plasma Series

Plasma screens are known to offer high performance. The LG PZ950 is the flagship model from their plasma models. Available only in a gigantic 60-inch version, the TV features LG’s 600 Hz Sub-field Driving feature and 3D XD Engine. With an almost borderless design, the bezel being just 1.18 inches wide with a two-inch deep profile, this TV offers plenty of prime screen real estate. It also has Active Shutter 3D and Smart TV functions as would be expected from a high end model.

The mid-range model from the lineup is the PW450. It possesses the same 600 Hz Sub-field Driving feature and 3D XD Engine as the flagship plasma models and offers the same contrast ratio. However it is only equipped with 3D and is missing the Smart TV feature.

Also important to note is that the 3D capabilities for the plasma series is based on active shutter glasses technology instead of the new FPR technology LG has introduced with this launch. This could be because LG recognizes that buyers who opt to get a plasma panel understand that the advantages of this display technology, such as offering the best black-level and contrast ratio capabilities over an LCD-based panel. They are also likely to be ardent movie enthusiasts who would also appreciate the active shutter glasses technology (despite is limitations) to let viewers enjoy the full HD resolution even with 3D content.

The Plasma Series

PZ950

  • Active Shutter 3D TV and LG Smart TV
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • Features LG’s 600 Hz Sub-field Driving feature and 3D XD Engine
  • TrueBlack filter
  • 5,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • DLNA enabled and Wireless capabilities
  • 2 x USB, 2 x HDMI
  • 2D to 3D conversion
  • THX 3D and 2D certification
  • Size: 60"
Suggested Retail Price:
60" for $3999

Availability:
1st Week of May
 
 

PW450

  • 3D Plasma on Active Shutter Technology
  • HD Ready (1024 x 768)
  • 3,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Features LG’s 600 Hz Sub-field Driving feature and 3D XD Engine
  • 2D to 3D conversion
  • 1 x USB, 1 x HDMI
  • Size: 42", 50"

Suggested Retail Price:
50" for $1899
42" for $1299

Availability:
1st Week of May

 
The LK Series

Rounding up the launch is the LK Series of LCD televisions which offer a mix of smaller sizes and greater affordability. The LK450 also features Smart Energy Saving Plus which would help in cutting down the electricity bill, making it a good alternative for thrifty users as compared to the energy guzzling plasma screens. It also offers Full HD and has a dynamic contrast of 100,000:1.

The LK Series

 LK450

  • Full HD (1920 x 1080) LCD                        
  • 100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 2 x USB, 1 x HDMI
  • Smart Energy Saving Plus
  • Size: 32", 42"
Suggested Retail Price:
42" for $1049
32" for $699

Availability:
1st Week of May
 
 

LK330

  • HD Ready (1366 x 768) LCD
  • 1 x USB, 1 x HDMI
  • Size: 32"
Suggested Retail Price:
32" for $569

Availability:
1st Week of May