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Press Release

09/03/2009

LG launches new Blu-ray player capable of accessing all your digital content

LG BD390 provides advanced wireless multi-media technology for the home

 

 

 

Berkshire, 3 September 2009 - LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, has launched the BD390, its first Blu-ray player with advanced DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) and integrated Wi-Fi. Bursting with features, including the latest in Blu-ray technology, Video on Demand powered by YouTube and BD Live, the BD390 is the ultimate home entertainment package. The BD390 will be making its debut at this year’s IFA 2009 show in Berlin 4 – 9 September [Messe Berlin GmbH. Hall 11.2, stand 101].

 

With its advanced DLNA and Wi-Fi features, the BD390 leads the next generation of Blu-ray Hub devices and is capable of accessing your digital content and seamlessly delivering it to the living room. With fully integrated Wi-Fi technology, there is no need for a hardwired connection and thanks to Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), the BD390 can access a range of DLNA devices across a home network, enabling you to share holiday snaps, home movies and your music catalogue from your remote control.

 

DLNA functionality is not the only weapon in the BD390’s arsenal; it is also loaded with the latest interactive technology. You are able to stream YouTube videos from the internet directly to your TV, providing access to more than 2.5 billion entertaining online videos. And for the true movie buff, the player also features BD Live, giving access to additional free ‘bonus’ content that can be downloaded from filmmakers’ websites to enhance the movie experience. The addition of 1GB of built-in memory, allows easy and smooth running of this personalised content through BD Live, when interacting with your favourite movies.

 

LG strives to share its passion for seamless connectivity, high quality sound and picture, and the BD390 is no exception. It delivers superior sound to match the 1080p full HD superior picture.  Courtesy of 7.1 channel analogue output, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD, movies not only look great, they sound amazing too. With full 1080p DVD up-scaling, your existing DVD collection has never looked better too!  In addition, the BD390 can play a host of audio, disc and video formats, including MKV (for high definition videos, downloadable from the Internet) DivX, DivX HD, MPEG4, MP3 and WMA.

 

Daniel Aziz, marketing manager, LG Electronics digital media says, ‘We believe that home entertainment should bring friends and family together and with the BD390 we think we’ve achieved just that. Access to all your digital content from the comfort of your living room, combined with the fantastic audio-visual high definition experience and the various interactive features, means there is something for everybody.”

 

The BD390 will be available in the UK from September 2009.

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Features:

 

·         Digital Living Network Alliance (DNLA)

·         Wi-Fi technology

·         Stream YouTube videos

·         7.1 channel  analogue output

·         Quick booting and instant tray opening

·         BD Live – download extra movie content via the internet

·         1Gb built in memory for BD Live interactivity

·         MKV playback

·         USB playback

·         External HDD playback (Movies/photos/music)

 

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2008 global sales of $44.7 billion, LG comprises of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both A Global Partner of Formula 1™ and A Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

 

About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company

The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a top global player in flat panel displays, audio players and video products for the consumer and professional markets. LG's product areas include LCD and plasma televisions, home theatre systems, Blu-ray disc players, audio components and video players, and plasma display panels, among others. While focusing on creating feature-rich devices, the company is also pursuing stylish designs and pushing technological boundaries to improve the home entertainment experience.

 

 

 

For high-res images and further information please contact:

Firefly Communications

Mike Sharman / Andy Nankervis

lghomeentertainment@fireflycomms.com

+44 (0)20 7386 1576

 

LG Electronics

Sarah Brambley

sarah.brambley@lge.com

+44 (0) 1753 491 628

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