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LG Display Develops Full HD 3D Monitor Panel with Enhanced Brightness

LG Display Co., Ltd., a leading innovator of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) technology, announced today that it has succeeded in developing a Full HD 23-inch 3D LCD panel with enhanced brightness for monitors.

The 3D panel employs LG Display's proprietary technology to realize Full HD images with twice the brightness of conventional 3D LCD panels. The product boasts the world's highest brightness among 3D displays. 3D LCDs apply time-sequential technologies so that the right and left eyes see different images. This makes the images look three-dimensional for human eye. In conventional 3D LCDs, the technologies were generally installed outside the panel or into the viewing glass.

LG Intros 21.5'' Full HD W2243T Display

LG introduced the W2243T LCD monitor. The glossy, piano-black casing packs a 21.5 inch LCD panel, with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The panel features an access time of 5 ms. It has a static contrast ratio of 1000:1, and a dynamic ratio of 30000:1, with a maximum brightness of 300 cd/m². Standard DVI and D-Sub make for the monitor's connectivity options. It is available in the US for around $182, with its Japan launch set for April 30.

LG Rolls Out New HD Monitors

LG announced a new fleet of full-HD capable LCD monitors today. The lineup consists of three models of different screen-sizes under the Wxx53V-PF naming scheme: the 22 inch W2253V-PF, 24 inch W2453V-PF and 27 inch W2753V-PF. LG seems to have emphasized on both form and function with these ones. Sporting a piano-black shell with a dash of clear acrylic, the monitors pack LCD panels with 2 ms response time. All models have native resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels (1080p HD), and are HDCP-capable.

Additionally, they feature intelligent Auto Bright, Live Sensor, and Cinema mode proprietary features. The monitor detects the intensity of light in the environment it's working in, and accordingly adjusts brightness and contrast levels. All models support offer DVI-D, D-SUB, and HDMI port as input connectivity options. LG is yet to release or price these monitors outside the Japanese market as of now.

LG Display to Supply Flat Panels to Apple for the Next Five Years

LG Display has reached a long-term deal with Apple to supply flat panels to the iMac creator. The contract is for five years and as part of the agreement terms LG will receive payment of $500 million in advance from Apple sometime this month.
Although LG Display already had a relationship with Apple, the deal's duration and the size of the advance show that the two companies are involved in a long-term, strategic alliance,
company spokesman Son Young-jun says. Currently, LG Display supplies about 70% of the displays used in all Apple products. LG Display declined to provide further details, and say if this number will grow in the future.

LG Comes Up With Energy Effecient, Easier to Read LCD Panel for Outdoors

LG Display has developed a new technology, which in outdoor environments, has the LCD to go into a mode which not only allows the screen to be seen more easily than conventional LCD displays, but also save power in the process. Currently one of the biggest drains on battery life for mobile devices is to power the backlight for the display, which is normally worstened in outdoor environments due to a need to increase the backlight brightness. The new 14.1 inch display from LG actually uses sunlight to illuminate the screen outdoors, the technology has been dubbed Backlight Data Signal Switching Technology and it will be available to see at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2009).

LG Display and AmTRAN Form a Joint Venture

LG Display announced today that it has established a joint venture with AmTRAN Technology, a fast growing OEM/ODM LCD TV company in Taiwan, to better position itself in the LCD TV market. LG Display and AmTRAN Technology signed an agreement to set up a joint venture that will produce LCD modules and EMS(electronic manufacturing system) based LCD TVs. The joint venture company, to be named Suzhou Raken Technology Ltd., will be set up in Suzhou, China, and funded with an investment of USD 20 million. LG Display and AmTRAN will each hold a 51% and 49% equity position in the new company. And the joint venture will be run on the spirit of full collaboration between both LG Display and AmTRAN.

LG Flatron W2252TE - the World's Most Energy-efficient 22-inch Monitor

Electronics company LG has announced the launch of Flatron W2252TE, the world's most energy-efficient monitor. 22-inch in size, the widescreen W2252TE claims to offer a 45% reduction in power consumption, saving around 40 watts compared to other monitors that share the same size. The screen has a wide native resolution of 1680x1050, 2ms response time, a 170° viewing angle, a brightness rated at 250cdm² and a contrast ratio of 10,000:1. "The W2252TE gives consumers the chance to work, play games, watch movies or surf the internet, safe in the knowledge that they are doing as much as possible to help reduce their impact on the environment" Fiona Landsberg, marketing manager of LG Electronics says. The LG Flatron W2252TE is expected to be available in the UK first, starting from August 2008. Pricing information is unavailable.

LG Launches USB ‘Vaccine’ Drive

LG Electronics today launches its Vaccine USB in the UK - the world's first USB equipped with antivirus and malware protection software. In addition to storing large amounts of data, the USB provides users with an extra layer of protection through real-time system monitoring and hardware scans.

LG Unveils 2 New HD/BR Combo Drives

LG unveiled its latest HD/BR Combo drives the HDGGW-H20LI ($500) which reads both HD disc formats while writes at 6x dual-layer BD-R/RE discs as well as DVD±RW and the GGC-H20LI ($400) which can read HD and BR discs but only write DVD±RW and CD-R/RW. The company also bundles 10 free HD movies on either Blu-ray or HD DVD with its BH100 ($1200) but only until July 21st.

LG FlatronWide L206WU USB Monitor Gets Released In The US

LG announced today that its latest 20-inch FlatronWide L206WU USB-based monitor is getting released to the US.
The L206WU almost identical to the Samsung SyncMaster 940UX and it has a 3,000:1 contrast ratio, 170 degree horizontal / vertical viewing angles , DVI , VGA and a USB connection that can be used in over five displays.
So far the USB connection has a form of built-in lag due to the restrictions of the USB connection, so we will have to wait and see what LG along with DisplayLink have as a solution .
We are still on standby for Price and availability dates.

LG and Prada show off iPhone look-alike

The LG/Prada KE850 designer handset was announced last year, but looks awfully familiar. The KE850 looks very similar to the Apple iPhone, right down to the form factor, the touch screen, and the glossy user interface. The KE850 uses a tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio to connect to wireless providers, and has a slew of interesting features. It comes with an 800mAh battery, a 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, an SD memory card for storage, full multimedia playback features, Bluetooth 2.0, and USB 2.0. While the KE850 is slightly smaller than the iPhone, 9.9 x 5.4 x 1.2cm to the Apple gadget's 11.5 x 6.1 x 1.2cm, it lacks some serious features that are iPhone exclusives. The LG device lacks Wi-fi, and costs a lot more than the iPhone ($777, or 600 Euros compared to $600, or 463 Euros for the best Apple iPhone).

LG unveils first dual format HD player

Blending the latest technologies and offering unprecedented flexibility to consumers seeking the convenience of playing both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD high-definition content, LG Electronics (LG), a leader in consumer electronics and mobile communications, today launched the groundbreaking "Super Multi Blue" Player at the 2007 International CES (Booth #8214, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center).

LG Teams with SEGA to Show off Full HDTVs at CES 2007

LG Electronics signed a contract with SEGA Enterprises Ltd. (SEGA) for game trailer movies during 2007 International CES. The companies will kick off the joint promotion at the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas, January 8-11. Visitors to LG's booth (Booth #8214, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center) at 2007 International CES will be dazzled by HD and Full HD games developed by SEGA and shown on LG's Full HDTVs. Video games will include Virtua Fighter 5 and Sonic The Hedgehog, both compatible with the PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360, next generation game consoles. LG will use the occasion to demonstrate its broad line-up of Full HD LCD TVs including 37-, 42-, 47-, and 55-inch models.

Five New Widescreen LCD Monitors from LG

LG Electronics plans to release five new "Certified for Windows Vista" widescreen LCDs, ranging from 19 to 24-inches and all designed under the governance of Microsoft's Industrial Design Toolkit. The 19-inch(L196WTQ-WF), 20-inch(L206WTQ-WF), 22-inch(L226WTQ-WF and L226WA-WF) are all considered top-end LG models featuring 2-ms response time, 3000:1 contrast, 170-degrees H/V viewing angles, and a DVI input with HDCP for HD video playback in Vista. They also feature LG's f-ENGINE image processing chip. The 24-inch FLATRON L246WP goes a step further by offering a 1920x1200 panel resolution, 1000:1 contrast, 8-ms response, HDMI and component inputs. There's no official information about the pricing or release date of the monitors.

LG Electronics to Launch First Dual-Format High-Definition Disc Player

Seoul, Korea, January 4, 2007 --- LG Electronics (LG), a leader in consumer electronics and mobile communications, announced that it will launch the world's first dual-format high-definition disc player, capable of playing both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD content. The unit will be released in the United States in early 2007. Details will be provided at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held January 8-11 in Las Vegas.

LG launches widescreen 'TVPC'

The TVPC is basically a laptop chassis built into a widescreen television. The flat panel, measuring 72 x 47 x 10cm, uses a 1.73GHz Celeron M 430 processor from Intel, 1GB of DDR2, a 160GB hard drive, and an Intel 945M chipset which uses the GMA950 for onboard graphics. It also has wireless internet built in, as well as a 14-in-1 memory card reader. The product should be available in South Korea for KRW1,850,000 ($2,004/£1,027/€1,533).

LG makes chocolate MP3 player

LG had great success with the "Chocolate" phone, which was a cell phone that doubled as an MP3 player. LG decided that it wants a better name for itself in the mobile music player world, so they mixed a new type of chocolate. The UP3 Flat is a small MP3 player that will soon debut in Korea, and hopefully around the globe. It uses flash memory, has a slide-out USB connector, the ability to record voice and arrow keys for music navigation that glow a brilliant red. The UP3 Flat will be available in 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB flavors, and the 512MB version is expected to cost KRW60,000 ($65/£33/€50).
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