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LG Electronics Leads the Way With the World's First Blu-Ray Recorder and HDTV DVR Receiver

LG Unveils Digital HDTV Receivers and Recorders at 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show

LG Unveils Digital HDTV Receivers and Recorders at 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2004 - LG Electronics, Inc. today introduced the world's first Blu-Ray recorder with built-in digital video recorder (DVR). Featuring the next-generation high-definition disc format, the LG Blu-Ray Recorder combines the new high-capacity recordable digital media format and a 200-gigabyte hard drive for unparalleled high-definition television (HDTV) recording flexibility.

The Blu-Ray Recorder/DVR is part of a series of six advanced new digital LG HDTV receivers and recorders unveiled at the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show, products that receive HDTV programming via terrestrial broadcasts, digital cable and satellite. Also on display in the LG Electronics booth (#8314, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center) is a wide range of other new digital video/audio products, including DVD recorders, DVD-VCR combos and wireless surround sound home theater systems.

Dedicated to delivering the latest premium digital home entertainment solutions, LG's combination DVR-Blu-Ray recorder, model LGXBG420, addresses the increasing consumer demand for HDTV digital recording. Using Blu-Ray technology, the new optical disc format, this high-definition recorder also has a 200 gigabyte hard drive - offering five times more recording capacity than traditional DVD recorders. The LGXBG420 features an IEEE-1394 connector, Digital Visual Interface with High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (DVI+HDCP), built-in ATSC and NTSC tuners, an easy-to-use Graphical User Interface, as well as auto back-up, Time Recording with the TV Guide On-Screen� interactive program guide and DVD/CD playback options. Planned for third-quarter availability.

LG's other digital HDTV recorder is the LST-3410A, a combination HDTV receiver-DVR. The ideal solution for recording digital HDTV delivered over-the-air and on unscrambled digital cable channels (plus conventional analog NTSC signals), the LST-3410A features a 120 gigabyte hard drive - making it capable of recording more than 12.5 hours of HDTV programming, 62.5 hours of standard-definition digital programming or 120 hours of analog programming.
Easy to install, the LST-3410A offers enhanced connectivity to most devices, including HDTV displays and analog televisions, with a complete jack panel array including digital interfaces such as IEEE1394 and DVI+HDCP. It also features Time shift record, live pause, high-speed fast-forward and rewind, thumbnail browsing, synopsis mode replay, HD video navigation with the TV Guide On-Screen� interactive program guide, picture in grid feature and Dolby Digital� Surround Sound. Available first quarter 2004.

The LG Electronics 2004 line of HDTV set-top boxes range from digital satellite and digital-cable-ready receivers, to terrestrial broadcast HDTV receivers, including a model combined with a high-format DVD player:
Satellite/Terrestrial HDTV: The DirecTV� Receiver/HDTV Tuner supports all DirecTV, ATSC and NTSC formats. Key features of model LSS-3200A include a seven-day DirecTV Advanced Program guide, simultaneous HD and SD analog outputs, Dolby Digital� audio, an RS-232 serial port, an IR/RF (infrared/radio frequency) remote control for multi-room use, and a Digital Video Interface.

Digital Cable HDTV: LG's OpenCable Receiver is a CableCARD ready set-top box that is built around a high-performance 256/64 QAM tuner, and out-of-band tuner. Features include onscreen navigation, simultaneous 1080i and 480p outputs and super connectivity with DVI+HDCP, RGB, S-Video and AV outputs.
Terrestrial HDTV: LG's LST-3510A HDTV Receiver/High-Format DVD Player features an all-format ATSC receiver for over-the-air HD reception, a QAM tuner for unscrambled HDTV cable reception, plus a built-in DVD player with 1080i output, Enhanced Scaler, Dolby Digital sound, a DVI + HDCP connector, a PSIP-based Electronic Program Guide, and an RS-232 serial port.
The company's stand-alone terrestrial HDTV receiver is the LST-3100A, equipped with an all-format ATSC receiver for over-the-air HD reception and a QAM tuner for unscrambled HDTV cable reception. Additional features include a user-friendly graphical user interface, Dolby Digital sound, and a DVI+HDCP output.

In addition to its array of digital HDTV receivers and recorders, the LG 2004 product line encompasses DVD recorders, players and home theater systems. They include the LGXBR342 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo, which combines the best of several technologies in a deck that includes a DVD recorder, a progressive-scan DVD/CD player, a four-head stereo VCR and an NTSC tuner.
Users can record material in DVD, DVD-VR and VHS formats. On playback, the deck is also fully compatible with DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW and MP3 formats. Additional features include'-head micron technology for the VCR, timer recording, front-panel AV inputs, and Dolby Digital sound.

The LGDVDR313 DVD Recorder comes equipped with a DVD recorder, a DVD/CD player, and an NTSC tuner. Users can record in DVD and DVD-VR formats, and play back material in DVD, CD-Audio, DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW and MP3 formats. Additional features include compatibility with DVD players and PCs, timer recording, a variable recoding mode, and Dolby Digital sound.
Model LGHDR414 is LG's multi-format DVD recorder with built-in DVR, adding an 80 gigabyte hard drive. Like its counterpart, it offers enhanced connectivity and high-speed dubbing.

Home theater audio systems are highlighted by LG model LGHTW316, a 2.4 GHz wireless 5.1-channel speaker system with surround sound wireless rear speakers, operating at 2.4Ghz with 350 total watts, and a 50W x 5 + 100W sub woofer.

LG Electronics (Korea Stock Exchange: 6657.KS), established in'58 as Korea's pioneer consumer electronics company, is a major global force in Electronics and Information and Communications products. More than 55,000 employees working in 76 overseas subsidiaries and marketing units around the world strengthen LG Electronics' core competencies in three main business areas: Digital Appliance, Digital Display & Media, and Telecommunication Equipment & Handset. LG Electronics' goal is to enable the intelligent networking of digital products that will make consumers' lives easier than ever. For more information, please visit