LG shows LE9500 3D TV, plus 15-inch OLED TVInfinia range of LED, LCD and plasma internet TVs
14 January 2010
LG has unveiled a new line-up of LCD, LED and plasma HD TVs in its Infinia range - including 3D-capable HD TVs and wireless models that it aims to ship in 2010.
LG says that its new Infinia TVs will not directly feature built-in wireless connectivity - instead, they'll be compatible with a separately-available wireless dongle that allows direct access to internet services from the TV itself. LG made the announcement at the CES 2010 show held in Las Vegas.
Watch our video on the LG Infinia range of TVs planned for 2010
High definition Skype calls from your TV
The LG internet-capable TVs will give access to YouTube video, sports, weather and news information, and allow viewers to make free calls over the internet using Skype. According to LG, Skype will be available on 26 LG TVs planned for 2010
LG unveiled an HD webcam designed to sit on top of a TV, letting you use the full screen size when making Skype calls. The HD webcam allows you to record live video calls in 720p resolution.
However, the demonstration we saw showed up one flaw – if the webcam at the other end of the call is low resolution, its poor quality will be greatly exaggerated by the size of the TV screen you are viewing it on.
LG reveals plans for 3D TVs
Determined not to be left behind in the growing 3D TV market, LG says it plans to release 3D-capable HD TVs in 2010. The LE9500 series of HD TVs will be the first to offer 3D viewing, with 47-inch and 55-inch models available later this year.
Ultra-slim OLED TVs from LG
LG revealed its plans for the ultra-slim organic light emitting diode (OLED) TV market. This new TV technology was first displayed by Sony at the 2008 CES event in Las Vegas, and it allows for bright, energy-efficient HD TV screens that are as slim as 3mm.
LG says it plans to release a 15-inch OLED TV later in 2010, and the manufacturer claims that this will be the largest commercially available model.
For full reviews of the very best LED, LCD and plasma HD TVs, check our expert Which? reviews of the best HD TVs.
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