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05/14/2010

LG’S LATEST BLU-RAY PLAYER OFFERS EVEN MORE CONTENT VIA WI-FI

LG’S LATEST BLU-RAY PLAYER OFFERS EVEN MORE CONTENT VIA WI-FI

More than a Blu-ray player: the BD570 provides convenient access to entertainment from web or your home network

 

London, May, 2010 - LG Electronics (LG), a major player in the global flat panel display and audio-video device market, introduce the BD570 Blu-ray player.

 

BD370LG’s BD570 is no ordinary Blu-ray player. The new model’s built-in Wi-Fi allows it to connect to the internet or a home network to bring a wider variety of entertainment options to the living room.

 

“People shouldn’t be restricted to watching movies that come on discs,” said Stephen Gater, Head of Marketing, LG Home Entertainment Company. “We have included wireless connectivity on the BD570 that allows consumers to access content from other DLNA devices and NetCast too.”

 

Wireless internet access allows the BD570 to take content, such as YouTube videos, usually viewed on a small computer screen and put them onto a large TV in the living room. To make regular Blu-ray discs even better, the BD570 unlocks additional movie-related content from the web with BD-Live. This highly-connected Blu-ray player also provides convenient access to information like local and global weather forecasts from Accuweather and can connect to Picasa, to view and share photos online.

 

Many families have already accumulated substantial digital media libraries filled with music, movies, home videos and more. The BD570 connects via Wi-Fi to the computers on a home network or DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) - compatible storage devices. It can also be connected directly to external USB hard drives or thumb drives to play HD quality DivX and MKV movies.

 

The BD570 connects to most TVs with a single HDMI cable, ensuring viewers always see the highest possible picture quality with both Blu-ray discs and regular DVDs, which it up-scales to 1080p resolution.

 

The LG BD570 Blu-ray player is available in stores now.

 

Specifications:

·         Wi-Fi for simple and easy connectivity

·         DLNA for in house network streaming

·         External HDD Playback

·         NetCast for online content of YouTube, Accuweather & Picasa

·         HD Grade Movie File Playback (MKV & DivX HD)

·         USB Plus for Playing Movie, Music & Photo

  

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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.lge.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 theater 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.

 

 

Media Contacts:

 

LG UK

Sarah Brambley

+44(0)1753 491 628

sarah.brambley@lge.com

 

LG One UK

Beth Robins

+44 (0)20 7413 3064

lgukpress@lg-one.com

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