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In the race to put the first 3D televisions in Great Britainís living rooms, LG intends to outdistance its rivals in the form of Samsung, Panasonic, Philips and Sony in the last few metres: as Pocket-lint, Englandís largest independent news service for technological gadgets reports, deliveries will begin shortly.
Initial samples have already been provided for live demonstrations for football broadcasts in British and Irish pubs. However, the company has announced that it will offer its "3D ready" LX9900 with LED backlight on the market in May. As a complete 3D package, LG also provides the BX580 Blu-ray player to match.
The LG LX9900-3D-TV: a nose ahead of the competition? (Picture: LG)
In order to achieve three-dimensional display, the user must wear active shutter glasses. The LX9900 comes to the market in two variants with screen diagonals of 47 and 55 inches. Both versions function using the TruMotion in 400 Kilohertz and offer a contrast ratio of 10,000,000:1. Also include are Bluetooth, "Wireless AV Link" and DLNA support. Four HDMI connectors and LGís Netcast Internet service complete the range of features.
According to rumour, the televisions in the Infinia design will cost between 2,500 and 3,000 GBP (47 inches) and 3,600 to 4,000 GBP (55 inches). The Blu-Ray player will cost 350 British Pounds. In addition, users will have to spend an extra 100 GBP if they do not own a pair of shutter glasses Ė unfortunately, these are not included in the scope of supply.