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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2009 0 comments
LG announced two new LCD HDTVs during its summer line show today at Lincoln Center. The LS80 and LS90 screens are two completely flat-fronted, "borderless" LCDs that measure less than 2 inches deep. Instead of a visible seam between the...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 13, 2014 9 comments
LG announced plans to launch its next-generation 55-inch OLED TV in late August.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2008 0 comments
It seems like yet another battle in the CE world. Everyone is trying to come out with bigger OLED screens to compete with Sony's 11-inch mini OLED. Samsung was showing a 14-inch and a 31-inch Full HD panel, and LG showed off a 19-inch OLED, powered...
Rob Sabin Posted: Jun 24, 2016 0 comments

ISF's Joel Silver presenting at the 12th annual Value Electronics TV Shootout.

For the third consecutive year, LG's OLED technology has found itself atop the heap at the annual TV shootout held by Scarsdale, NY-based retailer Value Electronics.

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 30, 2008 0 comments
Steamy, glamorous ads, billboards, and web-based trailers have been teasing for weeks about a sultry new TV series called, Scarlet. Finally, the big secret behind the meaning of Scarlet has been revealed. Scarlet isn't a new series airing on...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 25, 2008 0 comments
How cool is this -- at CES, LG is going to be showing off a 14.1-inch LCD panel that is lit by sunlight. No, it's not solar powered, it's actually illuminated by the sun. Instead of using the backlight, when outdoors, why not just harness...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 13, 2008 0 comments
Oooh . . . someone was caught cheating. And, this one is gonna leave a mark. LG, Sharp, and Chunghwa Picture Tubes have all plead guilty to price-fixing.  Total fines? $585 million.  Life's not so good.The three were found to have...
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SV Staff Posted: May 28, 2008 0 comments
LG's new LHT888 HTiB system is hitting the streets with wireless rear speakers and a look that's bound to impress.  The champagne glass shape to the speakers gives this affordable DVD system an elegant look that belies the price. How's it...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 29, 2008 0 comments
LG has an interesting view of the future of mobile phones. According to a report on Gizmodo, LG voiced their opinion on convergence at a meeting in London. While showing off their new KC-910 phone, they're implying that there's nothing stopping...
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Rob Sabin Posted: Jun 29, 2015 5 comments
Shootout TVs, left to right: Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, LG

LG Electronic’s organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology has taken the top spot at Value Electronic’s annual HDTV shootout for the second year in a row.

The event, now 11 years running and typically held at Value’s Scarsdale, NY retail outlet, puts each year’s most advanced displays against one another in controlled conditions and asks attendees to vote on different aspects of the contenders’ image quality. This year’s Shootout was held in New York City as part of the CE Week trade event, with show attendees participating in a series of 1.5 hour presentations over the course of two days.

SV Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2016 4 comments
LG today announced pricing and availability for the Super UHD TV series it previewed at CES 2016 and said all models will support the HDR10 and Dolby Vision high-dynamic range (HDR) formats. Dolby Vision will be added via a firmware update in Early April.

The 2016 lineup, featuring IPS 4K Quantum display technology, 10-bit color processing, and LG’s webOS smart TV platform, comprises nine models with 55- to 86-inch screen sizes. Models with 55-, 60- and 65-inch screens from the UH7700 and UH8500 series will be available later this month at prices ranging from $1,800 for the 55UD7700 to $3,000 for the 65UH8500.

LG said 65- and 86-inch models in the flagship UH9500 series will be available later this spring at $4,000 and $10,000, respectively. The 75-inch 75UH8500 is also slated for later introduction at $5,000.

The company said it is working with Amazon Video, Netflix, and VUDU to offer HDR content streaming via its webOS interface.

Most major studios have announced support for Dolby Vision and Dolby estimates as many as 100 titles could be available by the end of 2016.

SV Staff Posted: Feb 12, 2016 0 comments
LH Labs—short for Light Harmonic—which designed premium sound options for the Tesla S, will start taking preorders for two versions of its Inspire 5 soundbar system on Monday, February 15.
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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 22, 2002 0 comments

Warner Home Video president and DVD pioneer Warren Lieberfarb abruptly departed from the company Friday, December 20. No official reason for his resignation was given, but some industry insiders alluded to his dissatisfaction with upper management at media conglomerate AOL TimeWarner.

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HT Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2000 0 comments
Despite their excellent capabilities, bulky video projectors haven't achieved huge market penetration because many homeowners object to their size. Toshiba has two solutions: lightweight, portable LCD projectors offering amazing brightness and resolution.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 12, 2008 0 comments
Listening to music is boring, right? I mean, it's just sound. There's nothing to look at or anything. That's why you'll gladly spend $2,000 on a TV, but balk at paying $200 for speakers. Right? Well, maybe. Clearly, flat screens are all the rage,...

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