So last night LG decided it'd be a hoot to sail me, Ryan, and a bunch of journalists around in a yacht called the Lady Windridge to show off their new Fall lineup of cellphones, TVs, home electronics, and, uh, refrigerators (which must have been a bitch to get onto the boat). Kicking it in a yacht with lots of gadgets sounds more glam than it really was, so fortunately we were able to stay focused on the task at hand. Here's a little roundup of some of what we saw there:
The LRY-517, LGís Super Multi Format DVD Recorder & VCR. Records in DVDĪR, DVDĪRW, and DVD-RAM formats, and can
playback DivX/MPEG4 video files as well as a slew of different DVD and CD formats. Also sports a built-in memory card
reader; it should retail for $449.
The LRM-519. This one threw Ryan and me for a loop, because at first it looks like itís running Windows XP Media Center Edition, but on closer inspection itís actually running an embedded version of Windows for set top boxes (no one on the boat knew which, though). Anyway, this oneís a combination DVR/DVD recorder that can store up to 160 hours of video andíll let you burn copies of shows and stream audio and video content around your home network. Should be out in October with a retail price of $699.95, but the catch is that theyíre getting all TiVo-like and charging $9.95 for access to the Microsoft Program Guide or $249.95 for a lifetime subscription.
The Flatron L3200TF, LGís latest 32-inch LCD TV/monitor. This oneís got a widescreen 1366 x 768 resolution, 178 degree viewing angle, 8ms pixel response time, and detachable speakers.
Thatís not all we saw there, weíll have a couple more posts up later this afternoon.