LG Electronics has just announced the availability of the first 3D HDTV to be THX Certified - the LG Infinia PX950 Plasma HDTV series.
To earn the new THX 3D Display Certification, the PX950 passed more than 400 laboratory tests evaluating left and right eye images for color accuracy, cross-talk, viewing angles and video processing performance. In addition to the THX 3D Display Certification, the PX950 had to pass THX certification for picture quality in 2D, which must be achieved before passing THX 3D certification. Viewers can select THX 2D or 3D cinema modes for 2D or 3D movie experiences from broadcast sources and Blu-ray Discs.
The PX950 works with the use of active shutter glasses and an emitter built directly into the TV. With 600Hz max sub-field driving, viewers can enjoy the fastest action sequences in gaming, sports and movies. LG's 3D Plasma Panel also allegedly phases out light to produce images that are practically blur-free. LG's TruBlack filter is designed to help block external light reflections while adjusting the transmission of internal light to produce reportedly deeper blacks and contrast levels. The new line also comew with the Dual XD engine which is designed to upconvert standard definition sources
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The 60- and 50-inch class PX950 plasma HDTVs also come with a variety of entertainment options from NetCast, including Netflix, VUDU, Yahoo! widgets, YouTube, and Picasa web albums. Also, the PX950 supports the Multi Picture Format (MPF) function, enabling users to connect their 3D cameras to the TV and view their 3D pictures directly on the screen.
The PX950 line features television sets that have a thin 2.1-inch depth and a reportedly wide 3D viewing angle. LG claims the angle is so great that users may sit or lie down anywhere in front of the television and still see pleasing 3D images.
LG's PX950 series is available now in 60- and 50-inch class screen sizes at MSRPs of $2,999 and $1,999, respectively.