LG Electronics today announced the imminent arrival in stores of a suite of 3D technology products which includes its new "Infinia" LED HDTVs along with its first 3D-capable Network Blu-ray Disc player and 3D active shutter glasses.
Available in 47- and 55-inch versions, the less expensive Infinia LX 6500 series of LCD HDTVs is available now while the more expensive LX9500 series of HDTVs will be in stores later this month.
The top of the line LX9500 models feature 3D-capable display technology with full array LED backlighting with local dimming technology. The sets use an emitter built directly into the television along with active shutter glasses (sold separately) and a 3D source to deliver 3D imagery.
Other features include: a slime .92-inch wide bezel giving a virtually borderless look; 480Hz refresh rate, LED local dimming, 2D THX Certification; and network connectivity.
The less expensive LX6500 series also comes in 47" and 54" sizes and uses a 240HZ panel and edge LED lighting to bring the costs down.
To deliver 3D signals to the new Infinia line of HDTV's, LG has also announced the BX580 Network Blu-ray Disc Player. Features of the Blu-ray player include built-in Wi-Fi capability for accessing online content and DLNA certification.
The suggested selling prices (dealers will typically sell for less) for the 47" and 54" LX9500-series are $4,300 and $5,400 respectively. The 47" and 54" LX6500-series are expected to sell for $2,700 and $3,600 respectively. The BX580 Blu-ray player will sell for $350. AG-S100 3D active-shutter glasses are priced at $180 each. The company will also be offering various promotional bundles and starter kits which include the television, Blu-ray player and two pairs of glasses. All prices are in U.S. dollars.
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