LG Ultra HD LA9650 55" and 65" TVs introduced, launch in US this month

LG has introduced two new Ultra HD televisions for the U.S. market, the LA9650 55-inch and 65-inch TVs. The announcement is in conjunction with the 2013 Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association Expo, CEDIA, and follows shortly after the company unveiled its new pair of 29-inch UltraWide monitors. Both of these new Ultra HD televisions are set to hit shelves later this month.

Both televisions feature the Ultra HD resolution of 3820 x 2160 pixels, and offer NANO FULL LED backlighting and a sliding speaker. The IPS display stretches from edge-to-edge, and includes LED Plus for dimming and brightness control. For upscaling lower-than-Ultra HD content, the televisions use the Tru-ULTRA HD Engine. There is also a new H.265 decoder on board, allowing for forward compatibility.

The LG Smart TV platform is offered with the TVs, giving access to various video services, including Hulu Plus and Netflix, as well as 3D World for 3D content. LG Smart Share, meanwhile, allows for sharing with mobile devices. The TVs are being launched with suggested retail prices of $3,499 USD and $4,999 USD, with the exact date of availability not being specified.

Said LG USA's Senior VP of Home Entertainment Jay Vandenbree: "This time last year we became the first manufacturer to launch an Ultra HD TV in the U.S. with our revolutionary 84-inch class model. Today, we're solidifying our leadership role in Ultra HD TV by rounding out our lineup that displays 8 million pixels and incorporates technologies that allow consumers to enjoy Ultra HD picture even without 4K content."

SOURCE: Engadget