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Blu-Ray Player, Newest Series of DVD Recorders and Home Theater Systems Underscore LG's Growing Reputation for Innovation and Design

Blu-Ray Player, Newest Series of DVD Recorders and Home Theater Systems Underscore LG's Growing Reputation for Innovation and Design

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2006 --- Led by its Blu-ray high-definition player, super-multi DVD recorders and stylish home theater systems, LG Electronics today unveiled its latest lineup of digital audio/video innovations at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Demonstrating its leadership and commitment to developing the most innovative digital audio and video products available, LG's home entertainment products for 2006 are designed to meet the needs of the growing number of consumers seeking premium home entertainment options, and underscore the company's commitment to growing its brand in the U.S. market. These products, many of which were honored with 2006 CES Innovations Awards, are on display this week at the show Booth #8214, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center.

LG's new DVD players and recorders are sure to take the home entertainment experience to an entirely new level delivering enhanced video and audio, and providing innovative and user-friendly recording capabilities.

To help reduce the DVD recording complexity consumers face, LG expanded its line-up of next-generation super-multi DVD recorders, which record to any DVD blank media format available. With support for DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD-RAM and even DVD+R Dual Layer blank media discs, home recording has never been easier.

LG's RC199H Super-Multi DVD Recorder and VCR Combi with 1080i up-converting HDMI output can record and play all DVD formats and includes an intuitive 'one-touch dubbing' feature which allows VHS to DVD or DVD to VHS transfer of non-copy-protected video at the touch of a button. Its Dual DV (1394) Recording feature provides convenient connectivity for recording from digital camcorders directly to either DVD or VHS.

One of the most stylish products for 2006 is the 1080i up-conversion DVD player (DN191N). With a slim design and an all-digital HDMI audio/video output, this powerful DVD player is capable of up-converting standard-definition DVDs to a high-definition 1080i resolution, providing crisp, clear and life-like images for the latest HDMI-equipped TVs. This player also includes a highly adaptable 14-in-2 memory card slot for enjoyment of photos from just about any digital camera. With one of the world's slimmest and shortest depth designs (1.37 and 9.4 inches respectively), the DN191N will be available in the first quarter of 2006.

TV broadcasting is going digital. Demand for high-definition TVs is exploding. And consumers increasingly expect greater realism and better image quality in visual entertainment. LG���s Blu-ray Disc (BD) Player (BD199) delivers that and much more, incorporating the best features of today's high-definition (HD) product and adding new capabilities to greatly enhance functionality. LG's BD Player marks a new standard for next-generation optical systems that delivers brilliant, high-definition performance.

The product plays Blu-ray discs; the new format of blue-violet laser BD-ROM discs for the ultimate in high-definition video performance. Blu-ray discs can store 1080p resolution video showing vivid detail, exactly matching the new HDTV screens that have 1080p horizontal resolution. The LG BD Player also offers seamless playback of the highest video quality discs as well as Blu-ray's advanced features, such as easy AV navigation and interactive functions. Planned for second-quarter 2006, its hi-tech-chic design complements the technology within the unit.

LG's Digital Media Recorder (LRM-519), launched in fourth-quarter 2005, continues to turn heads with its recording and home networking capability. The first combination DVR/DVD recorder powered by Windows Media Center Technologies, 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 or burn DVDs of their favorite TV shows. Additionally, the unit can conveniently integrate into a home network to share TV content, photos and music with their Windows XP and Windows XP Media Center Edition-based PCs.

For enthusiasts seeking the ultimate digital theater experience at home and the best design to show it off, LG will introduce a number of home theater systems in its 2006 product lineup, including the stylish Flat Speaker Home Theater System (LH-T755). The 1080i up-conversion DVD player and 700W output complements its flat speakers, which can be floor standing or wall mountable. The LH-T755 will be available the first quarter of 2006.

Another convenient new home theater option is the LH-E9674, a 2.4GHz digital wireless-ready five-disc DVD Player home theater system that incorporates an XM radio-ready tuner, HDMI 1080i up-conversion technology and a powerful 1,000 Watt 5.1 speaker system. With the addition of an optional wireless accessory kit, either the LH-E9674 or the single-disc LH-T9654 wireless-ready home theater systems can enhance the surround sound experience without the inconvenience of having to install cables from the main unit to the rear speakers. The wireless-ready home theater systems will be available in April and June, respectively. Additionally, in March 2006, LG will introduce Mirco CD and DVD player systems, providing stylish and simple three-way speaker systems that still pack a punch.

Based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., (LGEUS) is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $38-billion global force in consumer electronics, information technology and communications products. LGEUS comprises four core business areas: mobile phones, consumer electronics, home appliances and information technology products, all marketed under its "LG: Life's Good" theme. For more information, please visit

LG Electronics (KSE: 06657.KS) is a global leader in providing cutting-edge, convergent electronics, information and communications products designed to meet the diverse needs of fast-changing consumers. With consolidated sales of US$37.7 billion and overseas sales of US$ 32.6 billion (86% of total sales), LG Electronics employs more than 70,000 employees in 76 subsidiaries located in 39 countries and operates four business units including Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media.

LG Electronics goal worldwide is to create and enable the intelligent networking of digital products that will make consumers lives better than ever. For more information please visit