LG has thrown down the gauntlet to Pioneer with a new range of ultra-high contrast plasma screens. Pioneer has made much of its Kuro range’s black level, which it says sets a new industry standard. LG however used the recent FPD trade expo to claim the high ground, with panels offering 30,000:1 contrast. And they’re coming to the UK soon. LG says its new screens double the black level performance of previous LG models, and reduce ambient reflection by 20 per cent.
According to Christopher Kim, vice president and head of LG’s PDP Module Marketing Team, “Our G Platform panel delivers top image quality at an economical price using special image processing technology which doubles the standard 50 Hz refresh rate to 100 Hz, eliminating annoying motion blur or flicker. These panels will deliver the clearest picture with the least noise to viewers in PAL markets across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.”
The Korean giant also says that the G Platform models are the industry’s quietest, with reduced fan noise. The panels will ship in 32-, 42- and 50-inch HD models as well as 1080p 50- and 60-inch models. All feature a 100 Hz refresh rate.