LG announces its 2013 CES A/V devices, boasts 9.1-channel audio and NFC support

Dec 27, 2012
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LG announces its 2013 CES A/V devices, boasts 9.1-channel audio and NFC support

LG has been flaunting the products it will be showing off at CES 2013, the latest round of which is its A/V devices. The lineup includes a 9.1-channel home theater audio setup with NFC integration for simple pairing with a smartphone. Also included in the announcement is a Blu-ray player that includes - you guessed it - NFC connectivity.

The BH9430PW is a 9.1-channel home audio system featuring four multi-directional tallboy speakers, the 3D Surround Processor, and "near-zero" distortion. There is both an iPod dock and NFC compatibility, as well as Private Sound Mode, which allows the listener to send the audio to their smartphone for those times when only one person wants to hear what is playing over the audio system.

Also offering NFC is the BP730 Blu-ray player, which brings Smart TV-like features to any TV. With the BP730, users will have access to Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, and Hulu. The device offers content mirroring from external and mobile devices, such as tablets. The BP730 previously received the 2013 International CES Innovations Award.

Other products include the NB4530A Sound Bar, which offers 2.1-channel audio via 310W speakers for thin-profile televisions. The ND8630 Dual Docking Speaker offers plug and play support for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, and features an 80W speaker with support for AirPlay and Bluetooth. Finally, there's the NP6630, a wireless portable 20W speaker offering NFC, Bluetooth, and AirPlay support.

LG's President and CEO Havis Kwon had this to say about the A/V announcement. "A home theater system is much more than just a TV and speakers; it's a comprehensive package. LG offers superb audio and video products to help consumers realize a truly immersive home cinema experience. By implementing advanced technologies, CINEMA 3D features, smart connectivity and control, LG will continue to lead the audio visual segment in 2013."


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