LG clips wires on high-end LCD lineup

The LG LH85 series of LCDs allows a wireless connection to components like Blu-ray players and game consoles.

Today LG announced a series of LCD TVs with wireless capability, where external components connect to a separate module that sends the signals over-the-air to the TV.

The LG LH85 series goes wire-free. CBS Interactive

"Wireless" HDTV has been tried before but it has never seemed to take off. The LH85 series, which consists of the 47-inch 47LH85 and the 55-inch 55LH85, aims to change that trend. LG promises uncompressed delivery of 1080p content without wires, courtesy of a proprietary 60GHz radio and multielement antenna array.

Aside from the wireless capability, other features include a 120Hz refresh rate (not the 240Hz rate seen on many other LG models) with dejudder processing and extensive picture controls, including the same 10-point IRE system and full color management controls we liked on the company's 2008 models. A new "picture wizard" is available as well, which uses a series of onscreen test patterns to ease user calibration.

The LH85 series will be available in May, and pricing has not yet been disclosed.

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Section Editor David Katzmaier has reviewed TVs and home entertainment gear at CNET since 2002. He is an ISF certified, NIST trained calibrator and developed CNET's TV test procedure himself. Previously David wrote reviews and features for Sound & Vision magazine and eTown.com. He is known to two people on Twitter as "The Cormac McCarthy of consumer electronics."


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