January 10th, 2009 -- by Tom Martin
LG announced new thin LED backlit TVs with high LED count. Here is the full release:
LG Electronics to lead the world of TV technologies With Six World Firsts
SEOUL, Jan. 8, 2009 -- LG Electronics, a major player in the global flat panel display market, announced the debut of six world’s first TV technologies at 2009 Consumer Electronics Show. LG aims to build its market share to become the second largest maker of flat panel TVs in 2009, supported by six world’s first LCD TV technologies - slim LED-backlight, wireless 1080p, TruMotion 240Hz, fastest response time, networking and energy saving – to complement its leadership in TV designs.
More Natural, Convenient and Eco-friendly LCD TV Technologies
LG unveiled at 2009 CES the world’s slimmest LED-backlit TV with local dimming technology. This leading-edge LED technology incorporated into the LG’s LH90 series (LH90 and LHX) enables an extremely slim design. In its LHX line, LG was able to keep the set incredibly slim, at 24.8mm, by using silicone lenses to amplify the light, while simultaneously increasing the backlight’s quality. In addition, LG’s premium LH90 series is the perfect combination of a sleek exterior with unmatched picture quality, a masterpiece of visual entertainment.
In contrast to the industry average of 300 to 400 LEDs for a TV set, LG employs between 1,000 and 1,500 LEDs in its backlights, depending on screen size. This unique technology allows LG to divide the TV screen into 240 different sections that can be individually adjusted to create clearer and more natural images, even when bright light and deep shades appear on-screen together.
“There is nothing else like this on the market,” said Havis Kwon, Head of LCD TV Business of the LG Home Entertainment Company. “The LH90 series HDTVs are conceived as one-of-a-kind sets, beyond ordinary TV technology. Discerning consumers will instantly recognize the difference in watching our LH90 and LHX sets; no other television will look the same after experiencing them.”