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LG Electronics Wins Multiple Awards at the 2012 International CES
Unbiased Experts Honor LG with Awards for Innovations Including OLED TV, Smart TV, 3D Sound and Blast Chiller
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 12, 2012 — LG Electronics (LG) today announced that it won a total of nine awards at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), further solidifying its position as a leader in developing cutting-edge products. Honors include the Popular Mechanics Editors’ Choice, IMS Research TV Innovation Award, multiple HD Guru Awards and the prestigious CNET Best of Show.
In addition to being selected as the best HDTV at CES by CNET, the LG 55EM9600 OLED HDTV was chosen by CNET’s unbiased, expert editors as the most exciting, innovative and promising new product at the show.
“CNET editors from around the globe have spent a grueling and inspiring six days pounding the pavement in Las Vegas to get our hands on thousands of tech products,” said Lindsey Turrentine, Editor in Chief of CNET Reviews. “We lugged our laptops and cameras for miles, across the show floors, through launch parties, and to closed-door meetings. We found the gadgets of tomorrow–and after sorting through them all–chose LG for our hard-fought Best of CES award.”
In addition to the CNET Awards, LG was honored with the following:
Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice
• LG 55EM9600 55-inch OLED TV
IMS Research TV Innovations “Immersive Award”
• LG BH9420PW CINEMA 3D Sound Blu-ray Home Theater
HD Guru Top Picks awards
• Best Media Player – LG SP820 Smart Upgrader*
• Best 3D TV – LG 84LM9600 84-inch 3DTV*
• Best in Show – LG 55EM9600 55-inch OLED TV
TechnoBuffalo Best of CES awards
• LG 55EM9600 55-inch OLED TV
Stuff.tv Hot Stuff
• LG Blast Chiller
“LG has always been committed to developing innovative products that help improve our customers’ lives,” said James Fishler, senior vice president marketing and go-to-market operations, LG Electronics. “We’re enthusiastic about these honors at CES and look forward to continuing to bring leading products to market that are recognized for both their technical and design features.”
Using self-lighted organic pixels, the 55-inch screen class (54.6-inch diagonal) OLED TV exhibits precise color, absolute contrast and blazing clarity. Boasting a contrast ratio of over 100,000,000:1, fifty times greater than that of LED/LCD display panels, the OLED TV displays vivid colors and the fine details, helping to preserve images with utmost clarity and sharpness, even when displaying scenes with dark lighting. Since the OLED TV does not require a lamp or bulky support structures, it is 4mm (3/16ths of an inch) thin and weighs only 16.5 pounds.
The 84LM9600 is the world’s largest Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV and boasts an impressively large 84-inch screen class (84.04 inch diagonal) and superb picture quality with 8 million pixels, four times the resolution of existing Full HD TV panels. Combined with LG’s Cinema Screen slim and narrow bezel, which reduces the TV’s frame to negligible levels, the 3D UD TV provides a most immersive 3D viewing experience.
The SP820 Smart TV Upgrader easily turns any HDTV into a Smart TV, including access to streaming services from Vudu, Amazon Instant Video and Cinema Now, among others. With HTML 5 and Flash, there is also a full Internet browser as well as intuitive navigation with the enhanced LG Magic Remote.
LG’s BH9420PW, is a “3D Sound” home theater system, incorporating LG’s 3D sound technology with a state-of-the-art Blu-ray system. The BH9420PW enhances the 3D experience by adding a dimension of height to the audio field and uses 3D Sound Zooming to synchronize the audio with 3D picture depth when playing back 3D video from Blu-ray discs and broadcast sources.
The Blast Chiller takes room-temperature beverages, such as wine or soda cans and quickly cools them; it can chill a 12-ounce can in around five minutes as well as two soft drink cans or bottle of wine in eight minutes. Quick chilling is enabled by Jet Flow and Swirling Structure, which decreases the temperature and distributes the chilled air throughout the chiller compartment.
These awards follow the CES Innovations Awards where LG was honored with 12 awards, including the Best of Innovations for Major Home Appliances for the LFX31935 refrigerator with Blast Chiller technology; for Video Displays the PM9700 plasma, LM9600 and LM8600 LED HDTVs; for Video Components the BP720 Blu-ray Disc™ Player and SP820 Smart TV Upgrader; for Audio Components the ND8520 iPod Speaker Dock; for Major Home Appliances the WM8000HVA/DLEX8000V and WM9000HVA/ DLEX9000V washer/dryer pairs that feature LG Smart ThinQ™, and LrV5900 HOM-BOT Robotic Vacuum; for Wireless Handsets, the LG DoublePlay and LG Revolution with VMware Horizon Mobile™.
*Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
*Internet connection & subscriptions required and sold separately.
*For a small percentage of the population, the viewing of stereoscopic 3D video may cause discomfort such as dizziness or nausea. If you experience any of these symptoms, discontinue using the 3D functionality and contact your health care provider. 3D glasses required and sold separately.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2010 global sales of KRW 55.8 trillion (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators.
About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company
The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a top global player in flat panel displays, audio players, video products, monitors, commercial displays and security systems for the consumer and commercial markets. LG’s product areas include LCD and plasma televisions, LED LCD monitors, home theater systems, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio components, video players and plasma display panels. While focusing on creating feature-rich devices, the company is also pursuing stylish designs and pushing technological boundaries to improve the home entertainment experience. LG HE company is also a leader in providing commercial (or B2B) products such as digital signage, video conference system and IP security cameras.