But while 3D fans may lament the fact that LG hasn't bundled any glasses with their TV, they can happily take solace in the fact that the glasses themselves will only cost $99 each, or about half what some of the other manufacturers are charging.
The glasses are charged over USB and offer roughly 30 hours of playback, and use the same active shutter technology as all the other 3D TV makers out there. The TV itself, meanwhile, features proper LED backlighting with panels of LEDs behind the screen allowing for both brighter displays when watching the 3D and blacker blacks during darker scenes of a film.
But the move not to bundle any glasses shows LG's philosophy with 3D - that it's not really a compelling feature, but more of an added bonus in their top of the line TV.
The LG Infinia LX9500 will hit shelves this month for $4,099 for the 47-inch model and $5,199 for the 55-inch.
LG breaks down the walls of home entertainment with the INFINIA 3D TV experience LG Australia announces new INFINIA TV range
Sydney, Australia – 11th May, 2010 – LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in the global flat panel display market, today announced the latest range of award-winning INFINIA TVs. Packed with market first and leading technologies such as Full LED backlit LCD display, imbedded access to BigPond® Movies and 3D TV technology, the new series breaks all barriers, delivering the ultimate, immersive, entertainment experience to Australian consumers.
Featuring the award winning, innovative INFINIA design teamed with a host of impressive specifications, the latest range, comprising of nine models across LED backlit LCD TV and Plasma series is the perfect fusion of stylish and smart technology.
”LG’s INFINIA range of TVs with the latest technologies such as Full LED backlit LCD display, 3D capabilities and Broadband TV, shows that we are dedicated to exceeding our customers’ expectations,” said Warren Kim, Product Manager, Home Entertainment Business Unit, LG Australia. “By providing limitless content to our design-award winning TVs, LG is cementing its position as a global leader in home entertainment by setting the benchmark in innovation.”
The INFINIA LX9500 series is a market first in more ways than one. The LX9500 is the world’s first Full LED backlit 3D LCD TV which uses an innovative backlit structure to deliver spectacular pictures for the ultimate 3D experience.
The LCD screen is illuminated by panels of LEDs directly behind the screen (the 55-inch model boasts 1,200 LEDs), the Full LED backlights provide images of exceptional brightness and clarify for unrivalled picture quality. With 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for enhanced image brightness and detail, and TruMotion 400Hz technology for superior image quality and smoother vision, the LX9500’s mesmerising 3D picture quality will transport viewers’ right into the heart of the action.
The LX9500 3D full LED backlit LCD TV is also the first 3D-capable TV to support the Multi Picture Format, the 3D picture standard that enables users to create and enjoy 3D content effortlessly. With the LX9500, viewers can immediately see images snapped with 3D cameras without having to first convert them on their PCs.
The LX9500 requires shutter glasses (model: AG-S100) that add depth by alternatively blocking one lens at a time in sync with the screen’s refresh rate. The glasses are comfortable enough to wear for an extended period of time and recharge via USB for up to 40 hours of uninterrupted viewing pleasure.
The state-of-the-art LG INFINIA range will also be the first and only flatscreen TVs in the Australian market to come equipped with embedded access to BigPond® Movies*, offering consumers the ability to rent over a thousand movies on-demand. The range also comes with access to YouTube and a range of other content directly through LG’s Netcast technology. From June 2010, the range will also include access to Skype.
Complemented by industry-first specifications, the INFINIA ranges award-winning design makes it the perfect feature in any room of the house. Boasting a sleek and slim design, the range has been honoured for its exceptional looks by the largest and most prestigious design competition in the world, the Reddot design awards. In addition to these awards, the LX9500 scooped three others at CES 2010, including “Best of Innovations”.
LG globally is committed to securing a dominant position in this fast growing market expected to surpass 80 million units worldwide by 2014, and aiming to achieve 25 percent global share of 3D market in 2010. LG’s strategy includes plans to offer a diversified line-up of products in screen sizes from 42 inches to 150 inches utilizing both polarised and shutter type glasses and to launch a family of 3D products including LED backlit LCD TVs, Plasma TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and the world’s first Full HD 3D Projectors.
LG INFINIA LX9500 TVs will be available in Australia from mid May.
55LX9500 - $5,199 SRP 47LX9500 - $4,099 SRP
Ÿ 3D TV (Shutter glasses type) Ÿ Full LED backlit LCD display with Spot Control (Local Dimming) Ÿ INFINIA Design - Ultra Slim Depth, Narrow Bezel, Uni-layer, Uni-color Ÿ Full HD 1080p Ÿ 10,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio Ÿ 2ms Response Rate Ÿ TruMotion 400Hz Ÿ MPF support for 3D camera Ÿ NetCastTM (Broadband TV) Ÿ BigPond Movies (On-Demand Movies Service)* Ÿ SkypeTM (Video Call Function with optional Video Camera)** Ÿ isf Certification Ÿ Picture Wizard II Ÿ Invisible Speaker (10W + 10W + 5W) Ÿ Infinite Sound Ÿ Clear Voice II Ÿ Wireless AV Link (with optional Wireless Media Box) Ÿ DLNA ready (with optional DLNA WiFi Dongle) Ÿ USB 2.0 (HD DivX, MKV, MP3, JPEG, etc) Ÿ HDMI 1.4 Ÿ Intelligent Sensor Ÿ Smart Energy Saving Plus