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LG has first THX-Certified LCD HDTV

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Jul 2009 1:21 User comments (11)

LG has first THX-Certified LCD HDTV LG has announced that their LH90 model has become the first THX Display certified LCD HDTV.
According to HighDefDigest "the 240hz capable LH90 features LED backlighting with local dimming for precise picture control and a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio ensuring a ridiculously good picture."

Says Peter Reiner, LG VP of marketing: LG's advanced LED Backlight technology precisely controls the brightness of specific areas of the screen, providing crisper, clearer pictures while using less energy than traditional LCD models.

The HDTV also has THX Movie Mode, which allows owners auto-adjustments for black levels, colors and signal.

With its impressive specs, the TV is pricey. $1900 USD will get you a 42-inch model and $3200 will get you a 55-inch version.

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11 user comments

129.7.2009 1:32

still waiting for real improvements i see. its a shame standards don't mean much anymore. for 60+ years its was always 3inch thick glass and 60Hz.

now they cant make up there mind, but i guess that Goes with the territory when 5 other companies all have different ways to improve your experience.

229.7.2009 6:30

Quote:
a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio ensuring a ridiculously good picture.
This might be the perfect TV for Zoolander!

329.7.2009 8:08

Wait im confused...is this LG has first THX-Certified "LCD" HDTV or "LED" HDTV?

429.7.2009 8:32

LCD with LED backlighting

529.7.2009 8:45

Originally posted by Vr0cK:
Wait im confused...is this LG has first THX-Certified "LCD" HDTV or "LED" HDTV?
As snardos mentioned, LED is LCD. It is only the backlight that is different. LCD utilises CCFL (Cold Cathode Flourescent Lamps) backlighting, LED utilises Light Emitting Diodes. However they both use an LCD panel which manipulates the spectrums of light that shine through from the backlight.

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629.7.2009 8:58

Wouldn't one assume that the generation of TV's for the immediate future would be the LED type? I would think so, being that they produce a better picture, and I would think last longer. I feel as always, price will come down as production costs come down due to consumer saturation. Technology marches forward.

729.7.2009 10:54

big f***ing deal who cares

price fixers

829.7.2009 16:43

I am confused THX=surround sound 0-o

929.7.2009 17:30

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
I am confused THX=surround sound 0-o
It might have directional speakers, I know I've seen them in home theater systems but not in a tv before.

1030.7.2009 16:48

THX isn't just sound, although that is what they are noted for.

They also provide various TV calibration tools to help optimize your television settings. Take a look at the "special features" on the Finding Nemo Dvd and they have a basic calibration setup on there for both your Sound system and Display. There's other DVD's that contain this as well, but that's the one that comes to mind first.

And by the way, it does a much better job at adjusting the picture on your display then just messing around with the settings on your own.

1130.7.2009 16:58

Originally posted by stumpied:
THX isn't just sound, although that is what they are noted for.

They also provide various TV calibration tools to help optimize your television settings. Take a look at the "special features" on the Finding Nemo Dvd and they have a basic calibration setup on there for both your Sound system and Display. There's other DVD's that contain this as well, but that's the one that comes to mind first.

And by the way, it does a much better job at adjusting the picture on your display then just messing around with the settings on your own.
What happens if I like it slightly over saturated with a minor contrast/brightness boost?
:P

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