LG opens up this year’s CES with several new LCD HDTVs—the entry level LG30 series to the top level LG75 series—ranging in size from 19 to 52 inches; 17 of the 24 (!) models are 1080p. (My quick advice: stay away from anything that’s not 1080p from now on.) Several of the top models feature 120MHz technology, which gives images a “video”-like, almost 3D quality. It’s definitely something you have to see in person to appreciate.
LG is making a big deal over a couple features here. First, the top-of-the-line models all have 1.7-inch LCD panels—”super slim” in marketing talk. The speakers have been redesigned as well, lowering their visibility and allowing for a more “uninterrupted” bezel of sorts. (Good, because most built-in speakers stink on ice; get real ones if you’re buying an HDTV.) The top model is also LED backlit.
Twenty four new TVs and not a price tag in sight. I guess the big story here is that the days of 720p/1080i are coming to an end. Come next year, I wouldn’t be surprised if that lesser resolution is relegated to entry level, budget TVs. And you don’t want to buy one of those.