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Company Highlights the World's First Plasma HDTVs with Integrated High-Definition DVR and First Digital Media Recorder Powered by Windows® Media Center Technologies

Company Highlights the World's First Plasma HDTVs with Integrated High-Definition DVR and First Digital Media Recorder Powered by Windows® Media Center Technologies

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2005 --- The world's first plasma HDTVs with a built-in high-definition digital video recorder (HD-DVR), the first Digital Media Recorder powered by Windows짰 Media Center Technologies, and a stunning new 55-inch LCD HDTV monitor highlight the hot consumer electronics products from LG Electronics for the 2005 holiday season, the company said today.

Epitomizing the company's 2005 marketing theme, "LG: Life's Good," these and other cutting-edge products were demonstrated tonight during LG's summer line tour  an exclusive gala-by-the-sea event, aboard the Lady Windridge private yacht. At this pre-holiday season preview, the company showcased its broad product portfolio, including its digital displays, digital audio/video products, home appliances and mobile phones.

"Building on our leadership in digital displays and HDTV technologies, LG is reaffirming its commitment to bringing industry-changing products to the consumer electronics marketplace," said JM Lee, president, consumer electronics, LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. "Our company's dedication to technology and increased functionality is key to our strategy to become the leader in the high-end digital display market in the U.S. and achieving global leadership by 2010."

In addition to the combination plasma-HD-DVR HDTVs and the Digital Media Recorder, other hot holiday products previewed during the summer line tour include wireless liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs, super-multi DVD recorders and home theater audio systems:

50- and 60-inch Plasma Integrated HDTVs with Built-In High-Definition Digital Video Recorders LG's PY2DR Series ((Model 50PY2DR (50-inch) and 60PY2DR (60-inch)): " The world's first plasma HDTV with integrated HD-DVR features all the benefits of a plasma HDTV combined with a HD-DVR built into a ultra-thin cabinet. It can easily record, pause and playback live TV on its 160-gigabyte hard drive, which stores up to 13 hours of digital high-definition programming or 63 hours of standard-definition programming. The PY2DR also features the convenience of TV Guide on-screen interactive program guide which displays eight days of program information. The unit is also Digital Cable Ready, which eliminates the need for a separate cable set-top box. Combined with the built-in 9-in-2 multi memory card readers, users can store digital photos or music from their digital camera, or MP3 player onto the hard drive that can further be organized and saved for future viewing and listening. Available now, 50PY2DR and 60PY2DR have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $7,999 and $14,999, respectively.

Digital Media Recorder (Model LRM-519):
The first combination DVR/DVD recorder powered by Windows짰 Media Center Technology. The LRM-519 features a 160-hour recording capacity DVR with access to the Microsoft짰 Program Guide service. The Digital Media Recorder gives consumers the freedom to enjoy more entertainment where and when they want it; as they can watch, record, and pause live TV, burn DVDs of their favorite TV shows and can integrate into a home network to share TV content, photos and music with their Windows XP and Windows XP Media Center Edition 'based PCs. Manufacturer's suggested retail price of $699.95. Microsoft Program Guide service subscriptions are available for a $249.95 one-time fee, or $9.99 per month. The product will be available beginning in October 2005.

55-inch LCD HDTV Monitor (55LP1D):
This award-winning direct-view liquid crystal display (LCD) features a progressive scan display of'20 x 1080p  the highest resolution currently available on any HDTV display worldwide  which provides an incredibly sharp viewing experience. Perfect for premium home and commercial applications demanding the highest quality image is essential, the unit has a contrast ratio of 1200:1 and brightness of 500 cd/m2. LG's Super In-Plane-Switching (Super IPS) technology provides the industry's fastest response time and a 178-degree viewing angle  the widest on the market today  for distortion-free viewing from almost any angle.

15-inch Wireless LCD TV (Model 15LW1R):
LG's 15-inch LCD TV includes a built-in rechargeable battery and wireless AV center, enabling consumers to watch TV in any convenient location within a 115-ft transmission range from the AV center. The 15LW1R also integrates into a home network, allowing access to pictures and music stored on a remote PC. With a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,199, this unit receives crystal clear images and is PC and video game safe.

Super-Multi DVD Recorder & VCR (Model LRY-517):
LG's Super-Multi DVD Recorder & VCR is an all-in-one system that supports all available DVD recording formats offering a wide array of recording options, as well as VCR recording/playback features. The LRY-517 also has an integrated 8-in-2 memory card reader, supporting a wide range of memory cards to display digital photos. The unit's innovative 'one-touch dubbing' allows consumers to transfer content from VHS to DVD disc recording or from un-copyrighted DVD disc to VHS with just one touch of a button. Its IEEE1394 DV input provides enhanced connectivity to a wide-range of audio/video products. The unit also incorporates progressive-scan technology and 3D surround sound, providing clear images and robust sounds for an excellent home theater experience. Available now, it has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $449.

DVD Recorder and VCR Home-Theater-in-a-Box (HTiB) (Model LHY-518):
This complete home theater system is also a full multimedia station, offering a HTiB that incorporates a DVD recorder, DVD player, VCR and 1200W 5.1 satellite speaker system with advanced digital connectivity. Connections include a 7-in-2 memory card reader and IEEE 1394 input for convenient DV recording. Progressive-scan video output maximizes DVD picture quality when used with a compatible TV or monitor. With two floor-standing speakers, two satellite speakers, one center-channel speaker and one subwoofer; LG's HTiB complements any TV's sharp images with full and detailed sounds, providing the 'ultimate' home theater experience. Available now, it has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $699.

5 Disc DVD Player and VCR HTiB (Model LHX-557):
Ideal for those looking for a powerful system without overpowering the room, LG's LHX-557 is a DVD Combi HTiB that boasts a convenient five-disc DVD changer, VCR and 1200W satellite speaker system. In addition to its robust sound, the unit provides the clearest picture available. With its HDMI output, this unit is capable of up-converting DVD video to high-definition 1080i resolution providing crisp, clear, life-like images from DVD-formatted movies. Available now, it has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $499.

Based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., (LGEUS) is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc. LGEUS key product areas consumer electronics, home appliances, information technology products and mobile phones are designed to deliver on the promise of its "LG: Life's Good" 2005 marketing theme. For more information, please visit

LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea Stock Exchange: 06657.KS) is a global force in electronics, information and communications products with 2004 annual sales of US $38 billion (consolidated). With more than 66,000 employees working in 76 subsidiaries in 39 countries around the world, LG Electronics is comprised of four main business companies including Mobile Communications, and Digital Appliance, Digital Display, and Digital Media. The LG Electronics Digital Display Company provides core technologies for cutting-edge digital products and is a world leader in digital display products including Plasma TVs, LCD TVs and Monitors, and HDTV (high-definition televisions). For more information please visit