LG announced today that the LH55 series of LCD TVs announced earlier this year at CES are now available online and at retailers nationwide. Featuring 240MHz technology and a unique scanning backlight, the LH55 series are available in 37, 42, 47 and 55 inch sizes.
From the LG Press Release:
Conventional systems use a double process of motion estimation-motion compensation (MEMC) to insert “pseudo” data into the image in order to increase response time. However, this can add unwanted motion artifacts into the picture. The new LH55 TruMotion 240Hz handles fast-moving images at lightning speed so that consumers’ televisions can keep up with their programming choices, elevating their video gaming or sports watching experience, with crisp, clear imagery and reduced motion blur.
To accomplish this, the LG LH55 series uses a Super In-Plane Switching (S-IPS) panel that provides fast response times and maintains better color and contrast at off-axis viewing angles, yielding superior performance. TruMotion 240Hz builds on the capability of S-IPS by using a unique scanning backlight technology to improve motion picture response time from 120Hz to 240Hz to virtually eliminate motion blur, even during the fastest moving scenes.
LG’s TruMotion 240Hz delivers crystal clear motion detail, enhancing the television viewing experience and making every move on the screen look as if it’s unfolding in real-time. And, with an 80,000:1 contrast ratio, the LH55 produces a clear, crisp picture.
The series also four LG Core technologies:
- Picture Wizard: Enables easy self-calibration by providing on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements like black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. Now you can take the guesswork out of picture adjustments without purchasing separate calibration tools.
- Invisible Speaker System: Tuned by renowned audio expert Mr. Mark Levinson, LG TVs utilize a unique speaker system that delivers a clean, polished look and enhanced audio with a wider sound field.
- Clear Voice II: Automatically enhances and amplifies the sound of the human voice frequency range to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells. Can also be personalized with a new 12-step adjustment level.
- AV Mode II: LG HDTVs include three AV Modes, preset to optimize picture and sound settings based on Cinema, Sports or Game content. AV Modes can be easily set with a convenient button on the remote control. Cinema Mode is pre-calibrated using ISFccc parameters for a film-like experience.
The sets are priced at $1,399.95, $1,799.95, $2,099.95, and $3,899.95, respectively.