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LG considering plasma TV pull-out

LG considering plasma TV pull-out

LG are considering withdrawing from the plasma TV business, if costs continue to eclipse waning profits.  Vice-president of the company Lee Gyu-hong told Kyodo News that, if LG can't find a way to bring down development and manufacturing expenses, they are likely to announce their exit-strategy by the end of 2009.

 

Pioneer axe plasma HDTV business

Pioneer axe plasma HDTV business

Appalling news for big-screen plasma TV fans, as Pioneer announce their intention to withdraw from the HDTV business and concentrate instead on car and home audio, DJ equipment and cable TV boxes.  The news comes as the company reveals it expects a 130 billion yen ($1.44bn) net loss, with the restructuring - which will see plants in the UK and US closed, product development axed and around 10,000 employees jobless - aimed to complete by March 2010.

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LG Xcanvas bobos 50PQ60D Plasma HDTV with 1bn:1 contrast

LG Xcanvas bobos 50PQ60D Plasma HDTV with 1bn:1 contrast

LG Korea have been flaunting their latest plasma HDTVs, the entertainingly-named Xcanvas "bobos" PDP TV 50PQ60D and 42PQ60D. On sale in Korea in twenty days time, the 50-inch and 42-inch sets have incredibly high contrast and response rates, the former being an unbelievable 1,000,000,000:1 and the latter 600MHz. There's also an ambient light sensor that, by automatically dimming the backlight, can save up to 60-percent of the energy the HDTVs normally use.

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