We’ve been very curious about how LG’s new passive 3D television units were going to perform. They have already mentioned that they can deliver true 1080p resolution, and were sure to mention that Vizio’s rival models can’t make that claim. So, we took the unit in and stood it up next to Vizio’s 65XVT3D television to see how it did…the results were interesting, and at times a little disappointing.
Our LW5600 from LG is a reasonable model for the price, and it utilizes an edge LED lit viewing panel. All of the standard expectations were met: onboard Wi-Fi, 120Hz tech specs, and 3D visuals. Both units came with 4 sets of glasses, so needless to say, we were having a bit of a party on this test run. The LG model was probably the brightest we have seen from any company in similar tests, so we were quite impressed with that. Further, while the artifacting of the picture still occurred, it was far less visible on the LG model when compared to the Vizio rendition.
One trouble issues with the LG unit was ghosting. The 3D effect worked nicely, but there were horizontal bands that you simply couldn’t miss. And what about the 1080p claims that LG was making? Yeah…um, we arne’t too sure about that. If these units can perform at that level, we didn’t see it. Either way, the LW5600 did perform quite well in our tests (considering the price), and we were definitely pleased. However, some of the claims seemed to be just a bit of hype to draw attention to the unit.
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LG’s first 3D handheld device, the Optimus 3D isn’t finished getting done up for the beauty pageant…ok, release date. The electronics giant is adding a Wikitude 3D browser which will be the first one we’ve seen. When you’re getting directions, how about viewing a 3D image of important landmarks? All of these possibilities should help the Optimus 3D in regards to overall interest and sales.
We’re starting to see just how the 3D technology is going to affect the way we see web browsing. LG is really setting the bar here, because while the new is big, that isn’t the biggest part of it all. What’s really hitting hard is the fact that the first generation devices in lines like this will be already implementing similar technology. This helps to drive things further as we get into second and third generation units. I know, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but the possibilities are truly seeming endless.
The UK market can get their hands on an Optimus 3D this summer, and since first being unveiled, it seems that LG isn’t shy about making some amendments. Sure, it was impressive to a certain extent initially, but learning information like this only heightens the anticipation for the release. Hmmm, I’m sure LG had never thought about that…right…
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LG isn’t going to let a bunch of chatter about active or passive 3D deter them from making their mark. For quite some time, consumers have griped about the price of 3D HDTV’s and the way the bulky glasses felt when worn. However, LG’s new 47LW5600 3D HDTV should help to quite some of that dissent. Priced at just under $1700, the unit offers a great picture with very deep blacks and rich color quality.
Loaded with features, the 5600 showcases a 47-inch screen with a 1.2-inch wide cab design. When you pick one of these up, you’ll get a pair of remotes that help you navigate your way through the menu and control panel settings. The 2D and 3D quality is quite impressive considering the price of the unit, and with some good connectivity, expect to integrate this unit into your entertainment setup very easily.
When viewing 3D content, there are some crosstalk issues, however. Another downside to this LG release , which honestly has very little to do with the unit itself, is our disdain for LG’s online applications. Sure, some of them are very relevant, but our hope is that they get a facelift sometime in the near future. With the exception of the few things we mentioned here, this unit is a great 3D HDTV that is priced to make everyone stop and take a look.
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No one’s quite sure how the 3D movement will shape up when considering the ongoing battle between active and passive 3D technology. However, that isn’t stopping LG from marching soldiers out into the field. Their latest 3D TV model, the 42LW550T, has a 42-inch screen but is smaller than the previously released models in the line. Will that help or hurt LG’s case that passive 3D is the way to go?
The smallest of the 550T line, this particular unit is a member of the “middle of the road” units from LG. Not quite the 650T’s but definitely better than the 450T’s, the 550’s are a solid line that combines price and connectivity. However, the passive 3D thing can be a sticking point for anyone that isn’t buying into LG’s claims that it’s the better technology.
With the 42LW550T, users will get the Smart TV online platform, 100Hz processing and an 8,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The 550 line is designed to offer up the best of both worlds for price-minded, yet tech savvy consumers. LG ‘s success will hinge on the market’s willingness to embrace passive 3D technology. Nobody’s quite sure how this will shape up, but with quality products on both ends of the argument, there’s no doubt that we’ll benefit from the arms race.
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Computer monitors were getting left in the cold for a bit while everyone focused on 3D televisions, don’t ya think? Well, LG is changing all of that with their flicker-free Cinema 3D monitors. Incredible response time and the ability to convert 2D into 3D should help those that are on the fence make a solid decision regarding whether or not they’ll be implementing 3D anytime soon.
June will mark the release of the new line to the international marketplace, and the Film Pattern Retarder (FPR) will allow many to lose the gaudy active shutter glasses. Sure, they look great when you’re cruising down the freeway in your convertible, but do you really want to wear them while hanging in your house? Yeah, neither do we…
This line doesn’t blow you away with some sleek bezel or anything like that. No, instead LG made the design simple, functional, and most importantly, useful. If you’re in the market for a monitor that can grow with you as your realize that you’ve wanted 3D capability all along, this is your guy. If not…well, it’s probably still your guy anyway... Look for the D41P and D42P lines this summer, and let us know what you think. We’re always excited to hear that we were right…
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LG calls the new technology Film Patterned Retarder (FPR). The implementation delivers and flicker-free picture that is vibrant and clear. LG’s new Cinema 3D monitors will give us the first look at how this design performs, but the company plans on spreading the technology across its television line, as well. Claiming that it will help eliminate the dizziness or nausea often felt through lesser 3D experiences, LG is hoping that this leap will help propel sales as we head into the summer months.
There are costs associated with upgraded to 3D that many consumers are balking at, and LG VP Si-hwan Park explained that LG has heard these complaints and is looking to alleviate any concerns. “With Cinema 3D Monitors, we’ve addressed all these concerns…competitive pricing makes it very hard to keep putting off 3D.” Not bad, LG…not bad at all.
The monitors are not glasses-free, which may continue to deter some consumers, but as we start to get better 3D content, expect the new Cinema 3D Monitor line to fare quite well. The D41P and D42P are “Flicker-free” certified, and with the same design coming to the LG television line, expect things to heat up this summer.
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The LG Optimus Pad hasn’t been much of a secret, as once the 3D capabilities were rumored, there was no quelling the buzz that took hold of the market. With so many still salivating over the iPad 2, the LG Optimus Pad brings the 3D revolution to tablets in a sense. We won’t be getting the glasses-free 3D experience just yet, but the unit does ensure that there will be some healthy competition for Apple in the newly emerging tablet market. That’ll keep ‘em pushing, and we all love that.
The North American market will know the unit as the T-Mobile G-Slate, and the Andriod 3.0 honeycomb tablet will allow you to shoot 3D videos through rear-shot cameras. The LCD is an 8.9-inch screen with 1280 x 768 WXGA resolution. 1 GB of RAM comes standard, but when you handle the unit, you may be a bit let down.
Relatively unimpressive in the physical sense, there’s no doubt we’ve seen things like this before. I guess you have to crawl before you walk, right? The iPad 2 garnered so much hype because of its thin design, and the LG Optimus doesn’t do much to unseat the current ruler of the tablet kingdom. Thicker and heavier than the iPad 2, the Optimus doesn’t deliver much with the size as it didn’t feel any sturdier than the thinner Apple rendition.
The 8.9-inch design seems to play on the perfect medium between your smart phone and your iPad. iPad’s come in just under 10 inches, so holding the smaller tablet may make things a little easier. LG had better hope that consumers agree as it seems that they’ve centered their press release design around this key aspect. So, the screen is large enough to watch videos but small enough to tote around. Will it stick? Who knows, but when the new generation of 3D tablets begin hitting the market, LG will need to keep up.
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So, who is theofficialLGgirl? After being selected to represent the company in their new line of G-Slate advertisements, she received a tablet of her own, and immediately proved that this new device could usher in a new technological battle regarding tablets and 3D capabilities. Once she had her hands on the G-Slate, which runs the Andriod 3.0 OS, also known as Honeycomb, she posted a viral video on YouTube to show off what the possibilities are with the soon to be released tablet.
The G-Slate operates with a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, can run 3D content, and can be run through your television using an HDMI port. But, if you want the 3D experience, you will need to rock some glasses. The release date is still a little hazy as they’re only mentioning that we can expect it sometime this spring.
More details should be forthcoming, as LG is hoping to show consumers that the iPad isn’t the only option on the market for a complete tablet device. In coordination with T-Mobile for service, check out the video to see the capabilities and stay tuned for more information.
The highly publicized battle between LG and Samsung regarding passive and active 3D technology isn’t slowing the technology giant down. Samsung has submitted the design specifications of their latest glasses release to the FCC. The SSG-3700CR 3D glasses are said to be the lightest on the market coming in at less than one ounce. This should facilitate comfort, provided that the quality doesn’t suffer.
An intriguing feature of these specs is that they utilize Bluetooth connections to receive and process the information from your entertainment components. This should limit any outside interference, and provide Samsun with an interesting playing chip in the ongoing 3D technology wars.
The recommended sticker price hasn’t been released, though that information should be forthcoming. The launch date is scheduled for the end of April, so consumers won’t need to long for these 3D glasses for long. The question still remains: what impact will this have on the active/passive battles that continue to rage?
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3D supported phones on the way from AT&T with the new LG Thrill 4G handheld
Cell phones are quickly becoming all inclusive. 3D capability will likely now become a mainstay as LG’s latest concoction, the 4G Thrill, offers up a 1 GHz dual-core processor, and with 16GB of storage, there’s no doubt that content won’t be a problem. The Andriod 2.2 OS will be viewable via a 4.3-inch screen.
The glasses-free 3D technology seems to be popping up everywhere, and now that it’s reached our cell phones, there’s no doubt that we have turned a corner. The ability to snap photos and take videos all in 3D should provide users with some good times, and if you’re ok with 2D videos, you’ll be recording at 1080p.
The content host, LG 3D Space, offers games, videos, and a slew of pictures. The device has been coined the Optimus 3D in other European releases, but all in all, it’s the same device. No release date has been issues, and all we have in this regard is “in the coming months”.
This wasn’t the only cell release today, however. HTC announced their HD7s that will run Windows 7, but has the same screen and processor size. Both phones will be hosted by AT&T, and these moves could again help the corporate that recently lost the iPhone exclusivity.
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