LG’s new SL-series LCD TVs are noteworthy because of their “seamless” design which makes the bezel, LCD panel and speakers all look like a single piece. The 47-inch SL90 is LED-backlit with a 240Hz refresh rate.
Taking up only 1.15-inches in the thickness department, the SL90 also has a 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio and an ambient light sensor for dynamic brightness adjustment. The SL80 nixes the LED-backlighting, cuts contrast ratio to 150,000:1 and fattens up to 1.8-inches of thickness—all in an effort to cut costs. But seeing as LG hasn’t released pricing or availability for the SL90, it’s unclear exactly how much money is saved.
In any case, the SL80 will be available in August in 42-, 47-, and 55-inch variants for $US1600, $US1900, and $US2800 respectively. [Electronista]