The show floor finally opened up here in Vegas today, and just as we knew they would, the product announcements are flowing hot and heavy. LG's one of today's biggest players, unleashing a whole bevy of new kit that truly spans the gamut of consumer electronic sectors. Kicking things off is the CF3D, which is hailed as the planet's first Full HD, 3D single lens type projector. As for specs, you'll get 3D auto picture calibration, a twin engine, two HDMI 1.3 sockets, 300 ANSI lumens and a single USB input, while the XGA HX300G won't do much of anyone outside of traveling salespeople much good. Moving on, there's a little confirmation of the Skype news that we caught wind of yesterday; sure enough, a range of LG's NetCast-enabled HDTVs will ship with Skype capabilities, though it sounds as if you'll need to budget for a standalone camera. LG's also making official that Mobile DTV-supporting DVD player that we first spotted at the tail end of last year, which will be in stores later this year for around $249. There's plenty more to share on these -- as well as a good bit surrounding a legion of new monitors -- so hop on past the break if you just can't get enough.
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LG ELECTRONICS THINKS OUTSIDE OF THE BOX:

UNVEILS WORLD'S FIRST FULL HD 3D PROJECTOR



Portable LED Projector Allows Consumers to

Enjoy Excellent Display Quality – Anytime, Anywhere




LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2010 – LG Electronics unveiled its new versatile 2010 video projector series, including CF3D, the world's first Full HD, 3D Single Lens Type Projector and a new compact, lightweight projector (model HX300G), at the International Consumer Electronics Show this week (Booth #8205).



"Consumers are continuously looking for creative new solutions for both entertainment and business video display needs, and LG projectors provide the versatility and portability options for multiple applications," said Jeff Dowell, vice president, business solutions, LG Electronics USA. "Whether customers desire compactness and portability for presentation use, or theater-like performance for a home installation, LG has the right solution."


CF3D – More Life-Like Viewing

LG's versatile CF3D is the world's first Full HD Single Lens Type 3D Projector featuring an amazing brightness rating of 2,500 ANSI-lumens and a high contrast ratio of 7,000:1. This model also features TruMotion 120Hz for smoother images – a technology previously only seen on flat panel HDTVs.



LG's CF3D enhanced technology gives consumers a more life-like viewing experience. Incorporating both Dual Engine and 3D Auto Picture Calibration technology, the CF3D offers superb color correction to help ensure images are displayed naturally. HDMI upscaling on the CF3D reduces on-screen color banding, providing smoother tonal transitions and more subtle gradation between colors. Specifications include:

· 0.61-inch SXRD™

· Full HD 1080p (1920x1080)

· 3D Auto Picture Calibration

· Dual Engine

· 2 HDMI 1.3, USB Input

· ISFccc

· Real Cinema


HX300G – Perfect for Presentations

The HX300G uses an LED light source to boast distinctive, clear color imaging and offers increased durability with long lamp life of approximately 30,000 hours. With an output brightness of 300 ANSI-lumens, the HX300G allows users to view video content in a darkened room with reduced distortion.



The HX300G is good travel companion for those executives that are frequently on the road as it is compact and lightweight at just 1.7 pounds. The All File Viewer function supports all Microsoft Office® files and includes a USB port and support for "HD" DivX, MP3 and JPEG files, making it ideal for presentations. Specifications include:

· 0.55-inch DMD

· XGA resolution

· 300 ANSI-lumens

· Contrast ratio: 2,000:1

· Life time: 30,000 hrs (typical)

· HDMI 1.3, USB 2.0 input ("HD" DivX, File Viewer)

· Green Technology (does not utilize a Mercury containing CCFL lamp)

· Wireless FM Transmitter

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UL ENVIRONMENT AND LG ELECTRONICS ANNOUNCE

FIRST THIRD-PARTY CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE COMPUTER MONITOR



UL Environment Tests and Certifies LG's E2350V Monitor

For Sustainable Design, Manufacture and Disposal



NORTHBROOK, Ill. Jan. 4, 2009 – UL Environment, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Underwriters Laboratories, announced today that LG Electronics is the first company to earn UL Environment's new Sustainable Product Certification (SPC) for high tech equipment. LG's new 23-inch class* E2350V LED LCD computer monitor – to be introduced later this week at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – is the first product to complete UL Environment's independent, third-party certification for meeting the IEEE 1680 environmental performance benchmark for consumer electronics, which includes ENERGY STAR® requirements for energy efficiency.



The LG monitor will be the first to carry the UL Environment Sustainable Product Certification mark, a green leaf encircling the familiar "UL" initials. UL Environment-certified environmental criteria include the elimination or reduction of certain hazardous substances that pose threats to human health and the environment. Ninety percent of the materials and parts used to make the E2350V monitor can be reused or recycled at the end of the product's useful life, reducing the amount of materials sent to landfills. The monitor is sold in packaging that is 90 percent recyclable as well.



UL Environment's testing confirmed that the LG monitor earned an IEEE 1680 Gold rating, the most stringent and prestigious of three levels of compliance. The E2350V is believed to be the only Gold-rated monitor on the market to achieve third-party certification of its sustainable attributes.



"LG is committed to environmental sustainability. We strive to design products that address the environmental impact of consumer electronics and offer consumers something better," said James Shad, President of LG Electronics USA. "Independent third-party certification by an organization with UL Environment's credibility and expertise underscores LG's sustainability achievements in the minds of consumers and retailers alike."



In order to determine compliance with the IEEE 1680 sustainability standard, UL Environment assessed product documentation and records, physically examined product samples, independently tested the product for compliance to ENERGY STAR® requirements and conducted onsite audits of manufacturing facilities.


"In an era when 'greenwashing' is growing more prevalent, UL Environment is proud to be able to certify to the public and reassure consumers that this product meets our holistic sustainability criteria for design, manufacture and end-of-life disposal," said Steve Wenc, President of UL Environment. "We expect that consumers who are already very familiar with the UL Mark for product safety will begin looking for the UL Environment Sustainable Product Certification mark as a credible, third-party endorsement of the product's environmental performance backed by rigorous scientific testing and auditing."



Supporting LG Electronics' worldwide "green" initiatives, the UL Environment Sustainable Product Certification adds to LG's distinction as the first consumer electronics manufacturer to have products assessed via the UL Environmental Claims Validation (ECV) program. The ECV program tests individual product environmental claims and provides companies with a source for independent, third-party green claims validation. UL Environment is also leading sustainability standards development efforts in multiple industries to create comprehensive guidelines for sustainable product development where they do not currently exist.

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LG ELECTRONICS TO UNVEIL BROADBAND HDTVs
WITH EMBEDDED SKYPE CAPABILITY



Skype Software Allows Users to Make Video and Voice Calls

Directly on New LG HDTVs with NetCast Entertainment Access™



LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2010 – LG Electronics and Skype today announced that LG's 2010 HDTVs with NetCast Entertainment Access™ will feature embedded Skype™ software* allowing Skype users to make voice and high-definition video calls directly from their family room without a PC. Skype on the new LG HDTVs will be demonstrated this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Central Hall Booth #8205).

"Embedding the Skype software in our broadband HDTVs enriches the user experience, allowing consumers to connect with family and friends from the comfort of their family room without a PC," said Peter Reiner, senior vice president, marketing, LG Electronics USA. Skype on LG HDTVs will give our customers another flexible option in allowing them to communicate using Skype, as well as access content directly through their HDTV."

Beginning this spring, Skype will be available on 26 new LED, LCD and plasma HDTVs planned for 2010. The application takes video calling beyond the computer to the technology at the heart of the home, the television. By purchasing a separate camera with an integrated microphone, consumers can conduct HD video and voice calls by accessing Skype through the NetCast on-screen menu. The new LG HDTVs will also deliver familiar Skype features including:

· Free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls to other Skype users

· Calls to landline or mobile phones at Skype's low rates

· The option to receive inbound calls via a user's online Skype number

· Skype voicemail, if it is set up

· Being invited to participate in voice conference calls with up to 24 other parties

"We know that Skype users are increasingly interested in conducting video calls away from their computers. With Skype, consumers of LG's NetCast HDTVs will now be able to participate in rich, real-time video conversations from the comfort of their couch," said Josh Silverman, CEO of Skype. "A hallmark of Skype is the ability to bring people together. Together with LG, we have created an all new user experience with amazing video quality and audio clarity."

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LG ELECTRONICS TO UNVEIL BROADBAND HDTVs
WITH EMBEDDED SKYPE CAPABILITY



Skype Software Allows Users to Make Video and Voice Calls

Directly on New LG HDTVs with NetCast Entertainment Access™




LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2010 – LG Electronics and Skype today announced that LG's 2010 HDTVs with NetCast Entertainment Access™ will feature embedded Skype™ software* allowing Skype users to make voice and high-definition video calls directly from their family room without a PC. Skype on the new LG HDTVs will be demonstrated this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Central Hall Booth #8205).

"Embedding the Skype software in our broadband HDTVs enriches the user experience, allowing consumers to connect with family and friends from the comfort of their family room without a PC," said Peter Reiner, senior vice president, marketing, LG Electronics USA. Skype on LG HDTVs will give our customers another flexible option in allowing them to communicate using Skype, as well as access content directly through their HDTV."

Beginning this spring, Skype will be available on 26 new LED, LCD and plasma HDTVs planned for 2010. The application takes video calling beyond the computer to the technology at the heart of the home, the television. By purchasing a separate camera with an integrated microphone, consumers can conduct HD video and voice calls by accessing Skype through the NetCast on-screen menu. The new LG HDTVs will also deliver familiar Skype features including:

· Free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls to other Skype users

· Calls to landline or mobile phones at Skype's low rates

· The option to receive inbound calls via a user's online Skype number

· Skype voicemail, if it is set up

· Being invited to participate in voice conference calls with up to 24 other parties

"We know that Skype users are increasingly interested in conducting video calls away from their computers. With Skype, consumers of LG's NetCast HDTVs will now be able to participate in rich, real-time video conversations from the comfort of their couch," said Josh Silverman, CEO of Skype. "A hallmark of Skype is the ability to bring people together. Together with LG, we have created an all new user experience with amazing video quality and audio clarity."

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LG ELECTRONICS EXTENDS LCD MONITOR LINES

WITH NEW LED AND 3D TECHNOLOGY



Slim, Stylish Monitors Couple Advanced Display Technology

with Optimized Performance



LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2010 – A dozen advanced widescreen computer monitors from LG Electronics for 2010 are highlighted by new, more energy efficient LED models, 3D gaming monitors and a line of commercial-grade LCD monitors introduced today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8205).



By combining a stylish new design with optimized features, including enhanced picture quality, 16:9 aspect ratio, Full HD 1080p resolution and multi-screen capability, consumers can integrate high design into their home office. LG's newest LED and LCD monitors for both home and office use will be showcased alongside LG's full IT line for the first time this week.



"Computers have become a mainstay in most households – for personal and professional use – and the explosion of video content requires the display technology to be as multi-dimensional as their users," said Peter Reiner, senior vice president, marketing, LG Electronics USA. "LG's new monitor lines provide individuals with the diverse technology they need to manage their professional and personal lives, as well as improve their content viewing experience."



Exceptional Picture Quality for the Small(er) Screen

LG's full line of LED "Full HD" 1080p monitors provides consumers with enhanced picture quality and access to a variety of high performance entertainment features they look for with LED technology, as well as the functionality they need in a computer monitor.

LG's LED monitors incorporate environmentally-friendly features, including power savings and reduction of hazardous materials used in construction which lowers CO2 emissions created from shipping. Models in this line include the E50, E46 and E40 series, as well as models W2363D, M62D and W2220P:



LG E50 Monitor Series (20- 21.5-, 23-class sizes*) – LG's flagship LED model series, the E50 is just .69 inches thick, and boasts mega ratio contrast technology, resulting in an extremely clear and natural picture quality built into the ultra slim and stylish design. It Dual Screen feature optimizes the window size to automatically divide the screen to view multiple Web pages and run Microsoft Office™ at once, making it easier than ever before to multitask online. Other features include:

· 2-way stand

· Smart+ package: Dual screen, Auto bright, Cinema mode, Original ratio

· Over 40 percent power saving

· Full HD (1080p): over 22-inch class sizes

· Mega contrast ratio

· Clean image

· Slim depth

· Ez control OSD



LG's new 23-inch E2350V LED computer monitor is the first product to earn UL Environment's new Sustainable Product Certification (SPC) for high tech equipment. The monitor completed UL Environment's independent, third-party certification for meeting IEEE 1680 environmental performance for consumer electronics, which includes ENERGY STAR® requirements for energy efficiency. (See separate news release.)



LG E40 Monitor Series (23-inch class size*) – The E40 line incorporates all the same core functionalities of the E50.



Enhanced 3D Gaming Experience

With LG's W2363D monitor, consumers can now enjoy 3D picture quality from their home monitor, offering an extraordinary gaming and entertainment viewing experience with special glasses*. The W2363D features exceptional picture quality with full HD 1920 x 1080 display resolution, Tru-Surround HD, dual HDMI interfaces and 3 ms response times making this a great fit for playing 3D games and watching 3D movies. Other features include:

· 120Hz , Full HD (1920x1080)

· Contrast ratio: 70,000:1

· SRS Tru-Surround HD

· Rolling key

· Intuition UI

· DVI, HDMI x2

· IT & Technological Image

· Reaction lighting

· Thru mode (Delay time zero)

· Noise reduction (3D N/R)

· Auto-brightness (input source)



Smarter Connectivity, Picture and Design

Also on display this week is LG's latest Full HD LCD Monitor TV, model M62D, which incorporates clearer and sharper images, faster refresh rates, higher contrast ratios and enhanced connectivity, all packaged in a sleek and slim design. The M62D is available in 23- and 27-inches class sizes* and boasts a variety of features to meet consumers' everyday needs, from entertainment and gaming to connecting online, and more.



Combining all the benefits of a Full HD monitor, the M62D doubles as a computer monitor that delivers exceptional picture quality for HDTV broadcasts, Blu-ray movies, computer games, digital photographs, and Microsoft Office™ applications. This model also offers the convenience and versatility of HDMI, DVI-D and D-sub ports while high quality built-in speakers and audio input jacks.



Versatile Monitor Solutions

LG continues to expand its offering of business monitor solutions for both the home office and larger office environments by blending easy-to-use technologies and stylish design to fit a wide range of business needs and extend the end-user experience.



LG W46 Monitor Series (21.5- and 23-inch class sizes*) – The W46 monitor series offers both small and large businesses a great solution. By blending a narrow bezel for convenient viewing and simple square-shaped head design, this series creates a clean working environment and maximizes desk space.



Both the W46T and W46PM models in this series provide consumers with enhanced picture quality at their workstation. The W46PM also boasts a height/pivot stand option and built-in speaker. Both monitors have passed through Microsoft-designed testing for Windows 7 certification. Other features include:

· Response time: 5ms

· Contrast ratio: 30,000:1

· Brightness: 250nits

· Viewing angle: 170/170

· Full HD 1920 x 1080 Resolution(from 22-inch sizes)

· DVI-D, D-Sub

· Low power consumption



LG W2220P Monitor (22-inch class size*) – The W2220P is ideal for consumers who work with graphics-intensive applications or Web design, graphic or video editing in high-definition. With a viewing angle of 178 degrees consumers can see content clearly from almost any angle. This model also uses an IPS panel to eliminate motion blur. Other features include:

• 6ms (GTG) response time

• Contrast ratio: 1000:1

• Brightness: 300nits

• Viewing angle: 178/178(H/V)

• 1680 x 1050 Resolution

• D-sub, DVI-D, HDMI

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LG reveals Full HD 3D projector, Skype-enabled HDTVs and more at CES