Posts Tagged ‘active shutter technology’

Which? guide you through LG’s passive & active 3DTV solutions

May 17th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
3D technology has come on light-years since the old red and blue anaglyph glasses that were once considered the height of sophistication. With the release of 3DTV to the consumer market this year you may be wondering what is the best technology for you – passive or active? Well fear not for the Which? consumer guide have produced a video talking you through LG’s offerings for both passive and active. With accurate and comprehensive guides to LG’s passive offering, the LD950, and the active shutter LX9900 you will be able to learn more about the differing technology and assess which is...
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Win the perfect Home Entertainment System and become an LG Home Entertainment Hero

May 14th, 2010 by LG Blog UK

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The upcoming summer of sport is the perfect opportunity to invite some friends over to watch some world-class football, but how good a host are you? Are you up to Brazil standard? Or more like Papua New Guinea?

LG are rewarding those who know how to host the ultimate event with their Home Entertainment Hero competition. The winning entrant each month will win an excellent 3D LG Home Entertainment system complete with a state of the art 47” LX9900 3D TV, a BX580 3D Blu-Ray player and a HB965TZ home cinema system. Simply submit a brief description of how you went that extra mile to be the perfect host, complete with a video or image to show us your skills and you could be in the running to win. All entrants will have their picture displayed in the Home Entertainment Hero Gallery with LG’s favourite taking home the Home Entertainment system!

If you think your skills aren’t up to scratch then the Home Entertainment Hero site is also the perfect place to learn the insider tips to becoming a successful host, courtesy of the ‘Legendary guide to entertaining’ where LG’s Heroes can share their tips.

For those of you who still think the height of sophistication is a tube of Pringles and removing your laundry from the living room floor then you could do worse than watching LG’s video of Ben, the Home Entertainment Hero. He successfully (and with a little help from his friends) turned his living room into a football stadium, complete with stadium seating, dancing supporters and real grass floor!

If you think you’re the perfect host then enter to win the perfect Home Entertainment system to become an LG Home Entertainment Hero at

Curry’s are currently spicing things up by offering £10 cash for every goal England score to anyone who buys a TV over £599! Details here.

3D viewing – an explanation

April 15th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Avatar has had a massive impact on the development of 3D as a technology, introducing a generation to film with an extra dimension. This demand is predicted to continue its meteoric rise this year as 3DTVs for the home hit the shelves in the UK next month in time for the FIFA world cup in South Africa in June. Why do we need to wear glasses for 3D? 3D works by manipulating the way our eyes perceive images via a technique called stereoscopy. As the above image shows, stereoscopy works by providing different images to each eye, which combine to create the...
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LG Showcasing 3DTV at Ideal Home Show

March 26th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Ask Electronics have branded areas of the Ideal Home Show with LG products to show off some of LG's latest innovations including 3DTV. The show is running until the 5th of April at Earl's Court so be sure to make your way down to test out 3DTV for yourselves at stand 1J15 in the Ideal Interiors exhibition. Life's Good with LG For details of the ideal home show follow the link...
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LG bring a whole new dimension to home entertainment with their 3D package

March 10th, 2010 by LG Blog UK


Today LG have officially announced the full range of their 3D portfolio for 2010. Launching in May, the first release will be the LCD LD920 TV. This will be the first passive technology TV to be released in the UK when it is rolled out in pubs across the UK and Ireland allowing viewers to watch Premier League matches broadcast by Sky 3D, prior to the introduction of Sky 3D to homes across the country later in the year.

In addition, this spring, LG will lead the way in home entertainment with the launch of the Full LED 3D ready TV (LX9900) and 3D Blu-ray player (BX580).

The LX9900 uses active shutter technology within the glasses, permitting the use of 1080p meaning each eye gets a full HD image ensuring the best possible picture quality. 3D aside, viewers are still guaranteed the highest possible picture quality with built in Freeview HD, offering five times improved picture quality without a subscription or contract. Viewers also get access to their favourite Internet applications including YouTube, Skype to Skype video calling and weather updates. Combine this with TruMotion 400Hz, Spot Control technology, the ability to stream information from your PC or mobile directly into your living room and house it all in a super slim Infinia design that looks stunning even when not turned on.

A TV of this magnitude deserves a Blu-ray player to match. Luckily the BX580 offers so much more than your average Blu-ray player, being fully compatible with 3D Blu-ray, normal Blu-ray as well as DVDs. The BX580 also includes several features to make accessing information easier, like wireless technology to access Internet applications or stream content directly from your PC.


Whilst you’re waiting for the release of 3D in the home, why not experience it for yourself with Sky and the LG LD920 3DTV, available for commercial use across the country.

Sky confirmed at this year’s CES that Sky 3D – its forthcoming 3D TV service and Europe’s first 3D TV channel – will be compatible across LG’s entire range of 3D TVs.  Sky 3D, which launches in pubs and clubs this April and then to more than 2.1 million Sky’s Sky+HD homes later this year, will work across all passive and active 3D TVs which are due to come to market, including all those developed by LG.

Stephen Gater, Head of Marketing LG Home Entertainment Company, commented, “We’ve seen such enormous interest and excitement from consumers around 3D TV that we choose to bring the LX9900 televisions to the shelves ahead of schedule, to meet the demand. The new active 3D TV, matched with the 3D Blu-ray player, means our customers can experience the wonder, excitement and thrills generated by 3D programming and movies from the comfort of their own sofa.”

Brian Lenz, Director of Product Design and TV Product Development at Sky, comments: “Alongside innovative TV manufacturing partners, we’re looking forward to helping the UK take a global lead in bringing 3D into the home.  Whether active or passive, Sky 3D will be compatible with LG’s  entire range of 3D screens, so we look forward to our Sky+HD customer base having a simple and straightforward way to experience the wonder of 3D TV.”

LX9900 Product specs:

  • Infinia Design
  • Ultra slim depth  – 3.16 cm
  • 1cm frame
  • 960 LED lights within 55’ model
  • 864 LED lights within 47’ model
  • Full HD 1080p
  • 3DTV (active)
  • Built in Freeview HD
  • TruMotion 400Hz
  • 10,000,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
  • Intelligent Sensor
  • Invisible Speaker (10w + 10w)
  • Netcast (YouTube, Accu Weather, Picasa)
  • Eco Flower
  • Wireless AV link
  • Bluetooth
  • DLNA
  • USB 2.0 (DivX HD, MP3, Jpeg play)
  • 4XHDMI
  • Glasses sold separately

BX580 Product Specs

  • 3D Blu-ray playback
  • HDMI version 1.4
  • WIFI technology
  • DLNA to connect to your home network
  • External HDD playback
  • NetCast to access YouTube, weather reports and online photos
  • Gracenotes to get more information about your music
  • USB connection – for playing movies, music and videos

Presenting LG’s 2010 Television Range

March 4th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
LG have released the models and specifications for their 2010 Television Range, covering LED, Plasma, OLED and LCD sets. The range includes the highly anticipated LX9900 LED 3DTV, which is available in both 47 and 55 inch sizes.   The LX9900 (pictured) uses the active shutter system, rather than the passive as used in the LG LD920 3DTV, which is solely being released for commercial use. The benefit of the active shutter system is that it permits the use of 1080p (progressive image) which means that each eye gets a full HD image. For the full specifications of the LX9900 click here   Another key feature...
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