According to a company press release, LG Electronics is introducing LCD and plasma HDTVs with built-in Ethernet connectivity that allows users to access online content without the need for a computer. At the International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, many manufacturers debuted TVs and Blu-ray players featuring Ethernet connectivity—a trend that some in the industry consider a potentially paradigm-shifting move.
The LG press release says that its NetCast Entertainment Access service allows users to enjoy Netflix Instant Streaming, Yahoo! Widgets, and YouTube. It also provides access to music and photos stored on home PC’s.
The release continues by saying that LG’s LH50 Series of LCD HDTVs features TruMotion 120Hz refresh rates, four HDMI inputs, a USB port, and ISFccc. The LH50 series is available in 47” and 42” screen sizes.
LG’s PS80 Series network-connected plasma HDTVs feature THX Display Certification, THX Media Director, 600Hz Smooth Motion, four HDMI inputs, a USB port, and ISFccc. The sets are available in 60” and 50” screen sizes.
Pricing: unavailable at press time.
For more information, visit www.lge.com.