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CES Product Preview: LG LCD and Plasma TVs

By January 3, 2013

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The pre-CES product announcements keep on coming and LG is certainly the most active. Following up on its home theater, 4K, and OLED TV announcements, LG is now taking the lid off the rest of its 2013 TV line-up.

In brief, LG is dropping CCFL LCD TVs and, is wholly committed to LED Direct or Edge lighting for all its LCD TVs. This makes sense as LED back and edge light technology has improved greatly over the past two years and presents a slimmer designs and is more eco-friendly than CCFL LCD TVs, which contain mercury.

The new LED/LCD TV model series include the 3D and Google TV-powered GA7900 and GA6400 series, the 3D/Smart LA8600, LA6900, LA6200, and LA6100 series, and the LN5400 and LN5300 series that eliminates 3D and Smart TV features.

In addition, two small screen model series, the LN4510 and LN4500 will feature 720p native screen resolution.

Also, in a bit of sadder news, LG is reducing its Plasma line-up to just three model series, the PH6700, PN6700, and the 720p PN4500 series. The continued de-emphasis of Plasma does not bode well for the long-term viability of this great option for consumers. LG, Samsung, and Panasonic are the only significant Plasma TV makers.

For the rest of the details on LG's TV line-up for CES known so far, read two posts from Consumer Reports: (1), (2). Stay tuned for more during and after CES. Image CEA - Consumer Electronics Association - Used by Permission

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