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rex 01-21-2009 10:14 PM

Billion to 1 contrast ratio, 600 Hz plasmas from LG
LG has just introduced two highly advanced plasma HDTVs for its home market of Korea, with the Xcanvas bobos 42PQ60D and 50PQ60D. The 42-inch model reportedly has an unprecedented 600Hz refresh rate that eliminates nearly all motion artifacts while the 50-inch model has a particularly high one billion to one (1,000,000,000:1) contrast ratio. Both TVs also sport a USB port that lets users plug in external flash or hard drive storage and directly play back compatible files that include WMV and DivX videos. Speakers are built into either TV, each of which is just over 3 inches thick. For efficient energy use, an ambient light sensor will dim the backlight of each set as conditions dictate, and the feature is said to reduce as much as 60 percent of a conventional plasma HDTV's energy use. The pair was not part of LG's extensive display at CES, which also included a 600MHz LCD TV. The 42-inch 42PQ60D and 50-inch 50PQ60D will be priced at the equivalent of about $1,022 and $1,460, respectively when they are released in Korea in mid-February. LG has not indicated whether or not it will bring these PQ-series TVs to other markets such as the US or Europe, though 600Hz sets from different lines are already headed to the US later this year

m_a_simons 01-22-2009 09:38 AM

Re: Billion to 1 contrast ratio, 600 Hz plasmas from LG
Is this a early Aprils fools ? or maybe a translation problem ?

Plasmas extinguish almost instantously and have no motion artifacts.
Secondly they don't have a backlight.

I didn't go to CES this year for the first time in 6 years. Blame it on the economy, plus more of the same (thinner, bigger,etc.).

gem1201 01-22-2009 04:50 PM

Re: Billion to 1 contrast ratio, 600 Hz plasmas from LG
You got that right MA Simons.

c/o Onkyo USA 02-10-2009 01:38 PM

Re: Billion to 1 contrast ratio, 600 Hz plasmas from LG
In regards to CES, some of the ultra-thin TVs were kinda cool. Samsung and Panasonic actually have 2 way cable cards and oh yeah, Pioneer may be leaving the Plasma world.

Billion to one contrast ratio? yu huh okay, even if contrast ratio actually meant anything (which it doesn't) I would have to check with ISF before I beleived something as outrageous as that.

Also, LG is made by Funai and in years past many people have reported lots of problems with their LG from image quality clarity to out-of-the-box defective.

Let me see some production models first, then we will see.

By the way, this year at CES, LG actually had an ISF calibration mode on their TVs, just an FYI.

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