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LG Electronics USA Launches 100-Inch Class Laser TV
Projector’s Laser-Based Illumination System Delivers Full HD Picture, Creates Brilliant, Space-Saving Home Theater Experience
NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 — LG Electronics is launching the LG Laser TV, an ultra-short-throw projector system which requires a mere 22 inches of clearance from the wall, in the United States next month.
The LG Laser TV creates a giant 100-inch class (100-inch diagonal) Full HD 1080p resolution picture and features LG’s Smart TV platform for access to virtually limitless content. Previewed at the 2013 International CES® in January, the LG Laser TV will be available in April at a suggested retail price of $8,999.
“LG’s Laser TV is a new take on front-projection TV, offering a theater-like experience at home, but without sacrificing on features like LG’s Smart TV or requiring intensive set-up,” said Jay Vandenbree , senior vice president, home entertainment, LG Electronics USA, Inc. “It allows us to give consumers the picture quality, feature and design aesthetics they’ve come to expect, and in a large format and attractive price.”
Brilliant Home Theater Experience
The LG Laser TV combines outstanding giant-screen picture quality and premium features to create a unique theater-like experience at home. With 1080p Full HD resolution and 150 nit brightness, it renders vivid and crisp images that will pop, even in a lighter environment.
Unlike standard projection systems that typically need to be ceiling mounted, LG’s Laser TV can be positioned near the floor or fastened to the ceiling, giving consumers greater flexibility when building their home entertainment center. Additionally, the laser illumination system has a lifespan up to 25,000 hours without light-source replacement, roughly five times longer than mercury-based lamps that are standard with most projection systems.
The Laser TV also incorporates LG’s Smart TV platform with built in Wi-Fi, offering access to premium content providers, like Netflix and YouTube, the LG app store and more*. Navigation of online services is made easy with the Magic Remote which utilizes three modes of control – gesture, point and wheel.
To complete the package, the projector unit houses an ATSC tuner, 20W stereo speaker system and a variety of interface options, including 3 HDMI, 2 USB, an optical audio output, as well as RS-232 interface. It also has built-in Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) and Wi-Fi Direct™ (Miracast™), so content from any compatible external device can be wirelessly shared on the big screen.
From a design perspective, the device features LG’s understated yet stylish Dynamic Arc Design, creating subtly curved surfaces that reach a mere 5.7 inches in height. The 100-inch class screen (included with purchase of projector) features LG’s Cinema Screen design aesthetic, which limits the bezel for a truly immersive viewing experience and makes it suitable for any interior decor.
*Smart TV devices include HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc Players and Network Home Theater Systems. Internet connection and certain subscriptions required and sold separately. Content and services vary by product and are subject to change without notice.
Designs, features and specification subject to change without notice
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion 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. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.