LG announces more 240Hz and LED-backlit LCDs

LG announced two new LCD lines last night, adding another set of 240Hz LCDs and LED-backlit LCDs to its already diverse offerings.

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LG announced two new series of LCD HDTVs last night, expanding its already diverse LCD offerings with a new 240Hz LCD line, SL80 series, and a new LED-backlit LCD line, SL90 series. Both lines have a striking completely flat bezel, and the SL80 series measures just 1.8 inches thick at its thinnest point. The SL90 series will be of particular interest to videophiles, considering that LG's other LED-backlit LCDs, the LH90 series, scored well in our recent review. Full details haven't been released yet for the SL90 series, but here are the specs we have so far:

LG SL90 and SL80 LCD TVs--photos

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Key features of the LG SL80 series:

Key features of the LG SL90 series:

  • 1,920x1,080 (1080p) native resolution
  • LED-backlit
  • 3,000,000:1 quoted contrast ratio
  • TruMotion 120Hz processing
  • Picture Wizard
  • 42-inch 42SL90 | 47-inch 47SL90 | No pricing announced yet
  • Available later this year