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02/06/2004

Premium LG-Brand Flat-Panel Displays and Other Digital Products Previewed at Cedia Expo

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 5, 2003 - New high-end digital home theater products under the premium LG brand - innovative flat-panel displays and digital devices that will be available in the U.S. market be-ginning this fall - are being previewed at CEDIA Expo 2003, which opens here today.

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 5, 2003 - New high-end digital home theater products under the premium LG brand - innovative flat-panel displays and digital devices that will be available in the U.S. market be-ginning this fall - are being previewed at CEDIA Expo 2003, which opens here today.

Plasma Display Panels
The dramatic new series of LG-branded plasma systems is headlined by the industry's first models with integrated digital HDTV tuners, and features additional ultra-thin widescreen monitors in 60-, 50- and 42-inch screen sizes. Several of the displays are also equipped with LG's groundbreaking high-performance plasma panel that features contrast ratios of 1000:1 and peak brightness levels of 1,000 candelas/square meter for picture quality unmatched in its clarity and brightness, even in well-lit rooms.

The new widescreen integrated systems are the 50-inch DU-50PZ60 and 42-inch DU-42PZ60 Plasma Integrated HDTVs. Both models incorporate the latest-generation ATSC receivers that decode terrestrial HDTV broadcasts without an external set-top box, as well as built-in NTSC tuners for recep-tion of high-quality standard-definition analog programs.

The DU-50PZ60 boasts a resolution of 1366 x 768, LG's new high-performance plasma panel for extra brightness and clarity, and flexible picture-in-picture functions, among many other features. The slightly smaller, equally groundbreaking DU-42PZ60 features a resolution of 1024 x 768, a contrast ratio of 1000:1, a peak brightness of 700 candelas/square meter, and a variety of picture-in-picture functions. The DU-50PZ60 will be available in November at a suggested price of $10,999, with the DU-42PZ60 available in December at a suggested price of $7,999.

The giant 60-inch MU-60PZ90V HDTV Plasma Monitor, also widescreen, features a resolution of 1366 x 768, the new high-performance plasma panel for superb brightness and contrast, picture-in-picture functions, and a rear-panel pivot that allows it to be vertically displayed. The MU-50PZ90V Widescreen HDTV Plasma Monitor also incorporates 1366 x 768 resolution, the new high-performance plasma panel, Picture-in-picture functions, and a pivot for vertical display. The MU-60PZ90V will be available in October for $14,999, with the MU-50PZ90V available in November for $9,999.

Rounding out the new LG plasmas, the 42-inch widescreen RU-42PZ90 EDTV Plasma Monitor is an enhanced-definition model with a companion NTSC tuner, excellent 852 x 480 resolution, an ex-ceptional contrast ratio of 1200:1, a peak brightness of 1,000 candelas/square meter, and twin picture-in-picture functions. It will be available in October at a suggested price of $4,999.

LCD Monitors and TVs
LG-brand LCD systems combine performance, style and variety in a series that includes monitors offer-ing 23-, 20, 17- and 15-inch screen sizes. Highlights of the line-up are the company's first LCD system with an integrated DVD player, and new picture-enhancing "Super In Plane Switching" (Super IPS) technology.

All the LG models come equipped with Super IPS, which delivers unprecedented horizontal and vertical viewing angles of 176 degrees - virtually equaling CRTs, and ensuring better, clearer pictures from off-center seating positions than was previously possible. Super IPS uses a switching mode that treats light passing through the display at an angle virtually the same as light passing straight through the display. As a result, monitors render brightness, contrast and color much more evenly, regardless of where viewers sit. LCD displays employing Super IPS provide the widest viewing angle, the best overall color performance, and response times among the fastest in the industry.

The 17-inch KU-17WDVD LCD HDTV Monitor is the company's first LCD system to include a built-in DVD player. The DVD drive uses an unobtrusive vacuum-loaded system that integrates fully with the slim profile of the monitor. The widescreen monitor also features a built-in NTSC tuner, 1280 x 768 resolution, 400:1 contrast, a peak brightness of 450 candelas/square meter, Super IPS technology and DCDI processing by Faroudja fThe 17-inch 17LZ22 LCD HDTV Monitor shares the KU-17WDVD's resolution and features, less the DVD player. The 17LZ22 will be available this month at a suggested price of $1,499, with the KU-17WDVD available in November at a suggested price of $1,999.

The 23-inch RU-23LZ21 LCD HDTV Monitor is the largest LCD monitor among the new LG models. Also widescreen, it features a built-in NTSC tuner, 1280 x 748 resolution, 400:1 contrast, a peak brightness of 450 candelas/square meter, Super IPS technology, Faroudja DCDI processing, and built-in speakers. It will be available in October at a suggested price of $2,299.

Rounding out the line are the 20.1-inch RU-20LA61 LCD EDTV Monitor and the 15.1-inch RU-15LA61 LCD HDTV Monitor. The enhanced-definition RU-20LA61 features a built-in NTSC tuner, 640 x 480 resolution, 400:1 contrast, a peak brightness of 450 candelas/square meter, Super IPS technol-ogy, Faroudja DCDi processing, and built-in speakers. The RU-15LA61 features a built-in NTSC tuner, 1024 x 768 resolution, 400:1 contrast, a peak brightness of 450 candelas/square meter, Super IPS tech-nology, Faroudja DCDi processing, and built-in speakers. Both the RU-20LA61 and RU-15LA61 will be available this month at suggested prices of $1,499 and $799.

Rear-Projection LCD
Highlights in the LCD rear-projection category are the LG-brand 60-inch RU-60SZ30 and 52-inch RU-52SZ30 HDTV monitors. The RU-60SZ30 displays 16:9 and 4:3 HD images on a giant screen ideal for home theaters and big family rooms. Equipped with dual NTSC tuners, it accepts HDTV, standard-definition (SD) and NTSC video sources. Three internal 1.2-inch LCD panels deliver superb 1280 x 720p resolution. Image enhancing features include a peak brightness of 400 candelas/square meter, a contrast ratio of 200:1, a generous 130-degree viewing angle, twin picture-in-picture functions, and TruSurround Sound capability. Extensive connections accommodate all popular video formats. The RU-60SZ30 is available now at a suggested price of $4,499.

The RU-52SZ30 shares many features of the D60WLCD, including superb 1280 x 720p progres-sive resolution, enhanced by 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio correction, a peak brightness of 400 can-dles/square meter, a 130-degree viewing angle, twin picture-in-picture functions, and TruSurround Sound capability. Extensive connections accommodate all popular video formats. The RU-52SZ30 is available now at a suggested price of $3,499.

Set-Top Decoders and Recorders
The premium LG brand fully harnesses the power of the newest technologies with a series of set-top boxes that combine HD reception with HDTV Digital Video Recorders, as well as a standalone DVD recorder and a DVD recorder/VCR combo. The models offer installers numerous new options for home theaters and entertainment areas.

The LSS-3200A DirecTVReceiver/HDTV Tuner supports all DirecTV, ATSC and NTSC formats. Key features include a seven-day DirecTV Advanced Program guide, simultaneous HD and SD analog outputs, Dolby Digitalaudio, an RS-232 serial port, an IR/RF (infrared/radio frequency) remote control for multi-room use, and a Digital Video Interface (DVI). It will be available in October for $599.

The LST-3410A HDTV Digital Video Recorder/Receiver is equipped with a high-gain ATSC tuner for HDTV terrestrial reception, a Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) tuner for unscrambled HDTV cable reception, and an NTSC tuner for standard-definition analog reception. The built-in digital recorder boasts a 120-gigabyte hard drive, allowing viewers to record 12.5 hours of high-definition pro-gramming, 62.5 hours of standard-definition digital programming, or 120 hours of analog NTSC pro-gramming. Also included is an intuitive on-screen navigation system and TV Guide On Screeneight-day program listings service that allows users to record directly from the guide. Other key features in-clude Dolby Digitalsound, a DVI + HDCP output, IEEE-1394 for digital MPEG-2 recording, and an RS-232 serial port for home theater control. Model LST-3410A will be available in November for $999.

The LST-3510A HDTV Receiver/ High Format DVD Player features an all-format ATSC re-ceiver 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 a RS-232 serial port. It will be available in October at a price yet to be announced.

The LST-3100A Advanced HDTV Receiver is also equipped with an all-format ATSC receiver for over-the-air HD reception and a QAM tuner for unscrambled HDTV cable reception. Additional fea-tures include a user-friendly graphical interface, Dolby Digital sound, and a DVI + HDCP output. It will be available in October for $399.

Turning to recorders, the LGXBR342 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo 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 A/V inputs, and Dolby Digital sound. It will be available in early in 2004 for $899.

The LG-DVDR313 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. It will be available in October for $799.

Portable Projectors
The new LG-brand portables are the RL-JA20 LCD Home Theater Projector and RD-JT30 DLP Projector. The compact RL-JA20 LCD Home Theater Projector, featuring three LCD panels, pro-jects a true WXGA widescreen picture designed for use in commercial and residential theaters. HD compatible, it supports both 1080i and 720p formats and runs whisper quiet with very little light leakage. Its LCD panels deliver a peak brightness of 1,000 ANSI lumens, and an impressive contrast ratio of 600:1. Faroudja DCDI De-Interlacingcircuitry and Intelligent Image Scalingassure maximum picture quality.

Weighing only 3.6 pounds, the HD-compatible RD-JT30 DLP Projector features XGA native resolution that supports both 1080i and 720p HD formats. A unique, proprietary color drum, in place of the conventional color wheel, allows the small size while still yielding top-level performance, especially in brightness and contrast. Peak brightness for the RD-JT30 is 1,400 ANSI lumens, for example, while the contrast ratio is 1100:1 - both exceptional. Faroudja DCDI De-Interlacing circuitry and Intelligent Image Scaling assure maximum picture quality.



About LG Electronics
LG Electronics, established in'58 as Korea's pioneer consumer electronics company, is a major global force in Electronics and Information & Communications products. More than 55,000 employ-ees working in 73 overseas subsidiaries and marketing units around the world strengthen LG Elec-tronics' core competencies in three main business companies: Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Media, and Telecommunication Equipment & Handset. As the fruits of its concentrated endeavors in the innovation and development of leading-edge technologies, LG Electronics has achieved a position of global leadership in both its core sectors and new digital products such as Digital TV, Internet ap-pliances and next-generation mobile handsets. LG Electronics is focused on promoting Home Net-work and Mobile Network businesses based on cutting-edge multimedia application technology along with Information and Communication Technology as its core business areas. 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 www.LGeus.com.

"LG" is a registered trademark of LG Electronics Inc. "DIRECTV" is a registered trademark of DirecTV Inc. "TV Guide On Screen" is a registered trademark of TV Guide Magazine Group Inc. "Dolby Digital" is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.

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