Following up their earlier announcement of their Infinia LX9900 LED 3DTV (47in and 55in screens), LG has announced a Blu-Ray 3D player… the BX580, pictured. With Sony introducing their 3DTV’s from June, it seems that LG’s 3D releases are slated for May. Although, neither are the first to the shops because Samsung are rolling theirs out this month, and Panasonic’s Viera 3DTV’s have already gone on sale in the USA at Best Buy. Here in Blighty, we’re still waiting for the first 3DTV’s to appear in shops or online.
New, more detailed specs on the Infinia LX9900 and BX580 are below… note the “glasses sold separately”. With people concerned at the price of 3D glasses, it may make sense to throw in a pair or two with the TV. From what I can tell, Panasonic and Sony 3DTV’s come with one pair of 3D glasses and Samsung 3DTV’s (when bought with their Blu Ray 3D player) come with a “free 3D kit for a limited time” which includes two pairs of 3D glasses and Blu Ray 3D Monsters vs Aliens.
Speaking of prices, this is hot off the LG UK blog press… “the 47 inch Infinia LX9900 will be priced around the £2500-£3000 mark, whilst the 55 inch will come in around £3600-£4000“.
LX9900 Product specs:
•Ultra slim depth – 3.16 cm
•960 LED lights within 55’ model
•864 LED lights within 47’ model
•Full HD 1080p
•Built in Freeview HD
•10,000,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
•Invisible Speaker (10w + 10w)
•Netcast (YouTube, Accu Weather, Picasa)
•Wireless AV link
•USB 2.0 (DivX HD, MP3, Jpeg play)
•Glasses sold separately
BX580 Product Specs
•3D Blu-ray playback
•HDMI version 1.4
•DLNA to connect to your home network
•External HDD playback
•NetCast to access YouTube, weather reports and online photos
•Gracenotes to get more information about your music
•USB connection – for playing movies, music and videos