LG today unveiled another CE product that will be on display next week at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. LG claims that the new LW6500 CINEMA 3D TV (LG's trademark), has been designed to take 3D TV to new heights of brightness and clarity.
"With the introduction of our innovative CINEMA 3D TV, LG is setting another standard for 3D entertainment," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Home Entertainment Company. "For consumers who want to enjoy cinema-quality 3D at home with their family and friends, LG is now making that possible."
LG?s CINEMA 3D technology does not require shutter glasses and LG claims that this contributes to entirely flicker-free images. The LW6500 has also received a "Flicker Free" certification from Intertek and TÜV, two of the most respected inspection and certification bodies in the world. The LW6500 is the first 3D TV in the world to receive this designation.
The result is a more comfortable and far less likely to induce eye fatigue 3D viewing.
LG's passive glasses employ "passive" technology, which use overlapping images and polarized lenses to simulate depth in images. Rival Samsung has chosen to support the active 3D glasses technology, which works by quickly blocking each eye in sequence.
Some industry insiders claim that Samsung's active approach is capable of producing better and more natural 3D images. LG's passive approach also requires a front-projection system to complement the television set. On the other hand, passive 3D technology has an advantage in price competitiveness as the polarized glasses are significantly cheaper than the active ones.
Tipping the scales at just 16 grams, the 3D glasses included with the new LG LW6500 have no electrical parts and are free of electromagnetic waves and never need to be recharged. The glasses do not need to be synchronized so viewers can watch the LW6500?s screen from any angle.
The LW6500 also improves picture quality with 3D Light Boost, a thin film covering the screen that ensures 3D images are shown at maximum brightness. The LW6500 also boasts all the advantages of LG?s Smart TV technology including access to LG Apps and a range of content via HuluPlus, YouTube and many others.
The LW6500 will be rolled-out in select markets soon after its introduction at CES.
LG Electronics will also showcase
the 72-inch LZ9700 FULL LED-backlight LCD 3D TV, the HX996TS Real 3D Sound Home Theater System; the HB906SB Blu-ray 3D Disc Home Theater System; and the BD690Network Blu-ray 3D Disc Player at the same event.
3D TV (CINEMA 3D)
* Smart TV
* 3D Light Boost
* Flicker-Free (Intertek / TÜV certification)
* LED Plus
* Local Dimming
* TruMotion 200Hz
* Wide Viewing Angle
* 2D to 3D conversion
* Depth/Viewpoint Control
* USB 2.0
* DLNA/WiFi/DVR ready
* DivX Plus/HD
* HDMI 1.4
* Smart Energy Saving