LG came up with an impressive collection of brand new displays to be released this year, including a 55-inch OLED TV and a 84-inch 4K LED LCD HDTV.
The company has a history of releasing high-end products on the HDTV market, so these two displays were most likely meant to attract the attention to the company’s Plasma and LED LCD line-up for this year. LG brings a slew of new displays this year that are meant to compete on the market with products from companies like Samsung, Panasonic or Sony.
LG 2012 High-end HDTVs
If you’re looking for a quality display and have no budget limit you could take a look at the LG 55EM9600 OLED TV. This is one of the first OLED panels to be available for purchase and has made a lasting impression on anyone visiting the Consumer Electronic Show in January.
LG 55EM9600 OLED HDTV
The LG 55EM9600 OLED display is just 4mm in thickness and comes with Full HD resolution as well as 3D capabilities. The 2D 1080p resolution is handled by what LG calls this year the Triple XD engine, which is meant to take care of three things, as the name suggests. LG’s Triple XD Engine will optimize contrast, upscale resolution for 2D content and enhance colors (Color Refiner). LG claims that the 55EM9600 comes with a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio.
LG’s 55EM9600 OLED display features 3D capabilities, as any self-respecting, high-end display on the market in 2012. What’s impressive about the 3D side of things is that the 55EM9600 has a refresh rate of 0.1 microseconds. This translates into virtually no motion blur during fast moving/action scenes encountered in movies, amazing image clarity as well as enhanced colors.
The design is truly impressive with the 55EM9600. In addition to being a super thin panel, as you’d expect from an OLED TV, this one weighs only 7.5Kg.
The LG 55EM9600 OLED HDTV will become available all over the world in April/May this year and will be dubbed LG EM960V in UK.
- 3D capabilities
- 1080p Full HD resolution
- Triple XD Engine
- 0.1 microseconds refresh rate
- 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio
No pricing information has been released yet.
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LG 84LM9600 4K Passive 3D HDTV
The LG 55EM9600 OLED panel is not the only high-end display release for this year. If you are looking for a giant HDTV this year and again, have no budget limits, you can put this one on your shopping list.
The LG 84LM9600 is a LED backlit HDTV offering 4K (3,840 x 2,160 resolution) instead of the usual 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution as most HDTVs this year. This means you can couple it with Sony's BDP-S790 Blu-Ray Player also to be released this Spring and enjoy 4K upconversion of your usual 2D content.
LG’s 84LM9600 LED LCD HDTV is also a 3D-enabled display featuring passive 3D technology and offering Full HD vertical 1080p resolution. That means you’ll be able to enjoy 3D content without using active shutter glasses.
- largest LED LCD TV in 2012 (84-inches)
- Passive 3D technology
- 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160)
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LG Google TV Series
This year, LG brings two new series dedicated to Internet browsing and social networking as well as high quality image viewing.
LG LMG620 LED Google HDTV
LG has two brand new Google TVs in their LMG620 series this year, coming in 47 and 55-inches of screen size and have been dubbed 47LMG620 and 55LMG620. Both of these models are 120Hz Edge Lit LED LCD panels and feature a 1080p Full HD LCD panel.
What you get with these two is an Internet Browser and the Google TV apps, available with the aid of LG’s Magic Motion remote control, representing an improved method of controlling your Google TV.
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LG LMG860 LED Google HDTV
On the other hand, LG’s LMG860 Google TV comes with the same LED-backlight and features what the company calls Cinema Screen design. The LMG860 series comes in two models measuring 47 and 55-inches in screen size, subbed 47LMG860 and 55LMG860.
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LG 3D LED LCD Smart HDTVs
You can notice above all the “specials” from LG in 2012. These are great indeed, however the price tag might not be for everybody. If you’re looking for an LG LED LCD panel with all the goodies, including 3D and Smart TV capabilities you should check out the TVs coming from the company this Spring.
LG LM9600 3D LED LCD HDTV
The flagship LED LCD series from LG comes in the form of the LM9600 series of 3D LED-backlit displays.
Aside from a gorgeous design, the flagship LM9600 series brings Cinema 3D (passive 3D technology), Smart TV ( 3D Zone, Netflix, HULU Plus), Full Nano LED technology and 2D-to-3D conversion.
The LG LM9600 models are all powered by a dual core processor enabling the Smart TV capabilities everyone’s looking for these days, as well as multitasking. You will be able to watch TV and browse the Internet at the same time and even watch Internet Streaming content.
- Cinema 3D (Passive 3D technology)
- Full Nano LED technology
- Smart TV capabilities
- 2D-to-3D conversion
LG wasn't very clear regarding the number of models from the LM9600 series, however a 55-inch model - the LG 55LM9600 is certain.
LG LM9500 3D LED LCD Series
Do you want a giant TV this year? The LG 72LM9500 might be just what you’re looking for. This one is a Edge Lit 120Hz LED HDTV, featuring Smart TV capabilities and multitasking with the aid of its dual-core processor.
LG LM8600 3D LED LCD Series
Further down the ladder we can find the LM8600 series of 3D-enabled LED LCD displays. Although not as good-looking as the LM9600 series, you'll be able to enjoy most of the high-end features found in the flagship series.
LG’s LM8600 series comes in two Edge Lit 120Hz LED models, featuring 240hz backlight scanning. You’ll be able to find once again a dual-core processor on-board that takes care of multitasking and Smart TV functionalities.
LG LM7600 LED LCD Series
The LM7600 series comes with two new models, namely the 47-inch 47LM7600 and the 55LM7600. These two keep most of the great features coming with the superior series, including the scanning backlight and Smart TV capabilities, however the dual-core processor is gone, so you’d better think twice if you’re planning to multitask on a LM7600 model.
LG LM6700 LED LCD Series
Last but not least in LG’s LED LCD TV line-up for this year, we have the LM6700 series. The two models in the series come with Passive 3D technology and the same gorgeous Cinema Screen design. You will be able to find an LED Edge Lit panel, 120Hz refresh and Smart TV funtionalities.
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