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  • Updated
  • 12/04/2010
Sydney, Australia, 12th April, 2010 - LG Electronics (LG) confirms its status as a global consumer electronics leader and technology innovator with the launch of its new Wi-Fi equipped twin HD recorder and Blu-ray combo. With exceptional Full HD 1080p resolution and massive storage with the built-in HDD (500GB for HR599D & 250GB for HR598D), the HR589D and HR599D twin HD recorder and Blu-ray players deliver the ultimate in picture quality.
The HR598D and HR599D boast Twin HD Tuners, allowing it to simultaneously record two live TV channels at once while watching other media content from the Blu-Ray player, internal HDD or external HDD.
USB file playback/ copy system allows convenient playback or copy music, photos or HD video files to/ from a Portable Hard Drive (up to 1TB).
HR599D packs an impressive built-in 500GB hard drive, which allows the user to time-shift live TV. The unit also features a USB port to connect an external hard drive (up to 1TB) to further boost storage capacity if required. These hard drives can be used to record free to air TV show or to playback DivX HD and MKV videos or music files. The ability to connect and record to an external hard drive gives essentially unlimited recording capacity and eliminates the cost required in purchasing Blu-ray discs to store the recorded HD content.
"The HR500 provides the ultimate viewing experience with dual channel Full HD 1080p recording capability, Blu-ray playback, built-in HDD and integrated WiFi connectivity," said Dinawati Lie, Assistant Category Manager, AV and IT, LG Electronics Australia. "At LG, we are committed to providing our customers with the ultimate viewing experience by delivering innovative products with high quality picture and sound."
The HR500 series boasts a range of connection options designed for easy access to content stored on computers within a home network or DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)-compliant storage devices. Features such as NetCast™ Entertainment Access and BD-Live take advantage of the convenient connectivity of 802.11n wireless capabilities. Connected to a broadband home network, user can access online content such as YouTube™ Video directly on their TV.
The HR598D & HR599D are available now in major retailers starting at AU $899.
  • Twin HD Tuner
  • Internal Hard Drive 250GB HDD (HR598D) or 500GB HDD (HR599D)
  • Integrated Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
  • USB 2.0 Media Plus
  • Netcast™ Entertainment Access
  • 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
    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 theatre 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.
    For further information or images, please contact:
    Danny Wong, LG-One
    Tel : 02 8281 3826 (direct)
    Distributed on behalf of LG Electronics Australia Pty Ltd. 2 Wonderland Drive, Eastern Creek NSW 2766. Phone: (02) 8805 4000