LG Ships Infinia THX 3D Plasma Sets

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LG Electronics USA

said Wednesday that it is now shipping its line of Infinia 1080p 3D plasma displays, all of which receive the new THX 3D Display Certification.

The series includes models in the 60-inch and 50-inch screen sizes at suggested retails of $2,999 and $1,999, respectively.

LG said the Infinia PX950 plasma series passed more than 400 laboratory tests evaluating left- and right-eye images for color accuracy, cross-talk, viewing angles and video-processing performance. 

LG said the PX950 also had to pass THX certification for picture quality in 2D which must be achieved before passing THX 3D certification. 

Viewers can select THX 2D or 3D Cinema Modes. The PX950 plasma HDTV is said to recreate a "cinematic viewing experience by setting optimum color temperature, luminance and gamma levels."

"THX spent more than a year in the lab developing our certification criteria and testing methodologies for 3D TVs and content," stated Rick Dean, THX senior VP. "To present a truly immersive 3D experience in the home, a THX 3D-certified TV must be capable of delivering consistent stereoscopic images with accurate color and clean processing.  THX applauds the LG PX950 as the first 3D TV series to pass this rigorous testing to achieve THX certification."

The PX950 works with the use of active-shutter glasses and an emitter built directly into the TV.  The set include a 600Hz Max Sub-field Drive and quickly phases out light to produce images that are have little to no motion blur.

LG said a TruBlack Filter helps block external light reflections while maximizing the transmission of internal light to produce deeper blacks and high contrast levels.

A Dual XD Engine up-converts standard-definition sources to HD with high levels of color accuracy. 

The 60- and 50-inch class PX950 plasma HDTVs also incorporate NetCast Entertainment Access with content service partners including Netflix, Vudu, Yahoo! Widgets, YouTube and Picasa.

The sets also support Multiple Picture Function (MPF) and are DLNA-compliant for accessing media content on networked PCs and storage devices.

Panel depth on the sets is 2.1 inches. 


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