updated 02:10 pm EST, Fri January 5, 2007
New LG plasmas, LCDs
In advance of CES, LG has announced its 2007 range of HDTVs, in both plasma and LCD varieties. There will be three new lines of plasma sets, including the PC5D (42 and 50 inches), PB4D (42, 50 and 60 inches), and PY3D (50 and 60 inches). Remaining in production is the PY1M (see photo), which consists of a single, 71-inch 1080p display. The PB4D sets will have built-in digital video recorders, and like the PY1M, the PY3D screens will have full 1080p resolution. The PY3D will also boast three HDMI inputs and the USB Media Host function for streaming photos and music. LG is not sharing prices for any of the plasmas except the PY1M, which has been discounted by 80 percent to sell at $15,000.
There will be five lines of LCDs this year: the LS7D (20 and 23 inches), LC7 (26 to 47 inches), LB4D (32 to 47 inches), LB5D (37 to 52 inches), and the LY3D (47, 52 and 57 inches). The latter two will all have 1080p, and the LB4D and LY3D series will feature USB Media Hosting. The LB4D and LB5D models have three HDMI inputs, and the LS7D displays will have built-in tuners for ATSC, NTSC and QAM signals. No prices have been published for any of the LCD products.