LG unleashes two wireless LCD HDTVs

LG introduces a pair of wireless LCD HDTVs at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show.

LG's LG71 series of LCDs offers wireless connectivity
LG's LG71 series of wireless LCDs LG

Among LG's numerous HDTV introductions at CES 2008, which include eight series of LCD HDTVs, one of which features an LED backlight , the company also introduced a series of wireless models. The LG71 series has two members, the 47-inch 47LG71 and the 52-inch 52LG71. According to the press release, "Its integrated 802.11n Wireless System allows a clean wall installation without down-converting signals. The unit comes with a separate wireless receiver with a 50-foot radius (approx.), allowing other devices to be placed nearby, hidden in a cabinet or entertainment console." These sets are the first wireless LCDs we've seen, although both LG (this year) and Samsung (last year) introduced wireless plasmas.

The LG71 series also sports 120Hz technology and a host of other improvements, including an ISF mode that has a user-accessible color temperature adjustment with 10 separate grayscale points, which should help calibrators improve color accuracy.

LG did not announce pricing or availability on the LG71 series.

LG71 series key features (unfiltered, direct from the press release)
  • TruMotion 120Hz technology
  • 802.11n Wireless System
  • Invisible Speaker System
  • Intelligent Sensor for automatic optimization of brightness and color
  • 24p TruCinema
  • ISFccc Calibration Ready
  • Four HDMI with 1.3 Deep Color
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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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