Home Theater | LG announces 3D system bundle
So have you been kicking around the idea of going for a 3D Home Theater and not sure how to go about piecing together a solid system? Well LG has just made life very easy and extremely tempting!
LG announced today that it will be entering the 3D market by bundling its new “Infinia” LED High Definition televisions (HDTV) with its new networkable 3D Blu-Ray player, and even including two sets of 3D glasses.
According to Peter Reiner, Senior Vice President of Marketing, LG Electronics USA, the new market craze over 3D is what caused LG to develop these products:
“While consumers are still seeking the ultimate 2D HDTV home entertainment experience, demand for 3D technology is growing by the day, and as more content becomes available in the 3D format, this demand will continue to increase,” Reiner points out, “LG is now providing consumers with ‘something better’ in 3D ? sleek design, entertainment and online content options and the extraordinary picture and sound quality that people have come to expect from LG.”
Both TVs come in the 47 inch and 55 inch flavors and offer extras like Energy Star certification and Web apps that include Netflix, VUDU, Youtube, Yahoo Widgets and Picasa.
Beyond those common features, each TV is differentiated by the following features:
- 240Hz TruMotion video processing
- Edge backlighting
- WiFI upgrade path
- 480Hz TruMotion video processing
- Seamless Design
- LED Local Dimming
What sets LG’s Infinia LX9500 series product apart from the rest of the competition is the fact that the LX9500 will offer THX certification, while the more affordable LX6500 sports wireless Internet connectivity.
The Blu-Ray portion of the bundle is LG’s BX580 Blu-ray disk player. This latest generation BD player obviously adds the ability to play 3D disks, but also throws in:
- Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity
- Home Link – Access to videos, photos and music from your home network through this DLNA certified media player.
- NetCastTM Entertainment Access – lets you stream instant, and virtually endless, entertainment from Netflix, Vudu CinemaNow, Pandora, Picasa, AccuWeather YouTube direct to your TV from the Internet —no computer required.
Rounding off the bundle comes two pair of active shutter 3D glasses which feature Shutter Glass technology that uses liquid crystal to deliver virtually no “ghosting”, or image trailing, and synchronizes with your television to let you enjoy 3D technology to the fullest.
LG even throws in a $100 instant rebate and a redemption certificate for Warner Home Video’s Blu-ray 3D title “IMAX Under the Sea 3D”.
As you can see, this is an impressive bundle that not only offers the highest quality in Television, but also combines the TV’s internet and streaming capabilities with the Blu-Ray’s streaming and DLNA features. You will be well on your way to an integrated Home Theater that just about anyone would be envious of! In fact, if it weren’t for some of the awesome features of Windows Home Server, I can honestly say that I could be pretty happy with this set up alone! (Alas…having a Windows Home Server is pretty much essential to me so I would definitely have to add it into the 3D Home Theater mix.)
If you find yourself ready to jump into the HDTV and 3D world with both feet (and have the financial means to do it in a really good way), I think you would be pretty darn happy with this bundle that LG has put together!