LG ULTRA HD TV Coming to Canada

Sep 26, 2013, 10:19 ET from LG Electronics Canada

Stunning picture quality now available in 55- and 65-inch models

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - LG Electronics (LG) today announced the 55- and 65-inch ULTRA HD TV models will be coming to Canada bringing crystal clear 4K technology into the homes of Canadians beginning this Fall. ULTRA HD will be available through our select premium LG retail partners.

Initially introduced in South Korea this summer, the 55-inch LA9650 and 65-inch LA9700 ULTRA HD TVs deliver exceptional picture quality with more than four times the screen resolution of conventional HD TVs. The 65-inch LA9700 is the only ULTRA HD TV to utilize LG's NANO Full LED panel creating outstanding picture quality with uniform full-array LED backlighting.

The suggested retail price of the new LA9650 and LA9700 models are $6,999 for the 65-inch and $4,699 for the 55-inch model in Canada.

"When we unveiled the world's first 84-inch ULTRA HDTV last year at CES, the reception was phenomenal. We are really excited to expand our leading LG ULTRA HD TV family into the Canadian market with both 55- and 65-inch screen sizes," said Kevin Andrews, Senior Brand Marketing Manager for LG Electronics Canada Inc. "With the new sizes and our proprietary technology, these models are in a class all their own."

Unmatched Picture Quality and Sound
The outstanding 55- and 65-inch ULTRA HD TVs produce incredibly sharp images with a resolution of 8.3 million pixels per frame. The Tru-ULTRA HD Engine maximizes image clarity and provides exceptional up-scaling, enabling consumers to view any video format with an astonishing amount of detail. Additionally, LG's 55-inch LA9650 and 65-inch LA9700 models are equipped with unique technology resulting in deeper blacks, as well as consistent brightness and contrast. With the inclusion of LG's advanced In-Plane Switching (IPS) panels, the new TV also provides accurate colour expression across a wide, 178 degree viewing angle, offering a bigger, clearer and more brilliant picture.

Both the 55-inch LA9650 and 65-inch LA9700 models offer a 4.1 channel surround sound system which includes a stylish, forward-facing Sliding Speaker. With excellent mid- and high frequency range performance, this elegant unit can be positioned to remain hidden or visible, delivering excellent sound either way. Alternatively, the Sliding Speaker can be set to extend automatically when the TV is turned on, and retract when powered off. A powerful sub-woofer, located behind the TV's screen, also ensures strong bass performance.

Smart Design, Smart TV
Design-wise, the 55-inch LA9650 and 65-inch LA9700 ULTRA HD TVs create a stunning visual impression and a more immersive viewing experience thanks to the ULTRA-thin bezels of LG's CINEMA SCREEN Design. And LG's intuitive Smart TV platform provides easy access to a wide range of applications and content services. The company's intuitive Magic Remote boasts natural language recognition, point, wheel, and gesture control options, making it easy to navigate menus, search for content or play exciting Smart TV games. What's more, SmartShare offers the simplicity of Tag On (LG's NFC-based device pairing feature), and the convenience of WiDi and MiracastTM screen mirroring.

About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company
The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a global top player in televisions, monitors, commercial displays, audio video systems, personal computers and security systems. The company constantly pushes technological boundaries to create feature-rich devices with stylish designs that meet global consumer needs. LG's consumer products include CINEMA 3D Smart TVs, OLED TVs, IPS monitors, home theater systems, Blu-ray Disc™ players, car audio/video systems, mouse scanners and external storage devices. LG's commercial products include digital signage, video conferencing systems and IP security cameras. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

About LG Electronics Canada
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 117 operations around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $49 billion. LG Canada is comprised of five business units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information please visit www.LG.com.

SOURCE LG Electronics Canada

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