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LG Flagship Plasmas and LCDs

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Summary

  • Product Name: LG60 PG60
  • Manufacturer: LG
  • Review Date: January 14, 2008 12:34
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool

PG60 Series (Sizes: 50- and 60-inch)

  • 30:000:1 contrast ratio
  • 100,000-hour panel (approximately 30 years)
  • Dual XD Engine
  • ISFccc Calibration Ready
  • THX Display Certification
  • Four HDMI 1.3 with Deep Color, USB 2.0 and AV input

Executive Overview

LG presented its next-generation LCD and plasma product lineup at CES this year. LG’s striking new LCD TV, the LG60 is, at just 45 mm, is one of the slimmest TV available. Featuring a Full HD 120Hz panel, it provides exceptional picture quality, which can be optimized for fast-moving images including movies, sports and games. Meanwhile, the LG60’s Intelligent Sensor automatically adjusts brightness according to the ambient environment, offering both optimized picture quality as well as a 50 percent reduction in power consumption. Incorporating LG’s Invisible Speakers, the LG60 delivers clear sound with a wide sweet spot while maintaining a seamless look.

The PG60, LG’s new plasma TV, has a clean, frameless design made possible through LG’s advanced technology. This also reflects consumer demands toward minimalism design. Incorporating Single Layer technology, LG was able to completely eliminate the usual screen border, making the set appear to be an elegant, seamless sheet of glass. This window-like, screen-only TV is more than just looks, however. The PG60 boasts a contrast ratio of 30,000:1 – the industry’s highest – which enables better black levels than ever before, and which are further enhanced by its Dual XD engine. The TV also has Full HD capabilities and Fluid Motion technology that displays images much faster than 180Hz. The PG60 similarly includes LG’s Invisible Speaker with upgraded sound quality and wider sweet spot.

LG Electronics is among the first mainstream consumer electronics companies to achieve THX Display Certification for plasma HDTVs (models 60PG60 and 50PG60). As the industry benchmark in video image quality, THX Display Certification promotes anHDTV that can present HD and standard- definition video content at maximum resolution with the correct color and light levels. THX Movie Mode will be offered as the “Cinema” mode on the PG60 models.

Both the LG60 and PG60 have been developed to allow Full HD wireless data streaming. For more information, please visit www.lge.com.

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Recent Forum Posts:

AVRat posts on January 20, 2008 14:20
I guess announcements on upgraded pre/pros was skimpy/non-existent since nothing was reported, eh?
The Chukker posts on January 16, 2008 00:28
Tom Andry, post: 358149
Scratch that - when I wrote that article, I was converting from Yen to $ and came to $1800. Turns out it will cost more like $2500 according to Sony.
Yikes. It would be interesting if someone used the average price points for LCD or Plasma tv's (from say 27“ to 60+”) and then applied that sliding scale model to OLED tv's to give a “rough” idea of what the larger panels would cost in comparison. I know this logic is inherently flawed but geez, $2500 for an 11" tv? pfffff.
Do you get the feeling these guys are just showing off for it's own sake?
Tom Andry posts on January 15, 2008 11:10
Scratch that - when I wrote that article, I was converting from Yen to $ and came to $1800. Turns out it will cost more like $2500 according to Sony. I'd love to see this tech mature but I have a feeling that no one is going to want to invest in it enough to get the infrastructure to the point were they can be produced cheaply. With the majority of the public rolling their eyes at me when I tell them that there is a difference between SD and HD, I can't believe that we're going to convince them that a high contrast ratio is reason enough to spend 5x on an OLED display.
Tom Andry posts on January 15, 2008 09:43
The Chukker, post: 357718
So what kind of price differential are we talking about here? Did Samsung actually have an MSRP for the 31" model? If mass production were to indeed start in 2010 of mid to large sized models, what price point is Samsung shooting for and what was the maximum size they were touting?

Sony just released their first 11" OLED at $1800
Toshiba isn't going to release any at all based on manufacturing costs
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Samsung didn't talk price (heck, they didn't have a price tag on a single item in their booth) but many times these tech showcases are just stuff they are exploring.
The Chukker posts on January 14, 2008 18:44
“there is ample evidence that OLED will never come down in price enough to be a serious contender against LCDs.”
So what kind of price differential are we talking about here? Did Samsung actually have an MSRP for the 31" model? If mass production were to indeed start in 2010 of mid to large sized models, what price point is Samsung shooting for and what was the maximum size they were touting?
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