LG announced their LH55 line of LG LCD HDTVs is now available at U.S. retailers, although we’ve seen the 47-inch model on Amazon since March. The ‘Full HD’ 1080p HDTVs, boasting an 80,000:1 contrast ratio, were first shown back in January at CES 2009. They feature TruMotion 240Hz technology with scanning backlight for a more natural looking picture especially when viewing high action programming.
The TVs integrate three AV modes which are preset to optimize picture and sound settings for either Cinema, Sports or Game content.
The LCDs also meet the new Energy Star 3.0 rating, which is given to TVs that use about 30% less than standard units.
The LG LH55 series are available in 37-inch, 42-inch, 47-inch and 55-inch sizes at MSRPs of $1,399.95, $1,799.95, $2,099.95, and $3,899.95 respectively.
The LH55 series also feature these 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
— 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
— 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