LG reveal HDTVs with Vudu service built-in
LG is an old hand when it comes to flat screen TVs with High Definition capability, and it is nice to see them introduce yet another improvement to their new line up of HDTVs in order to go one up against other competing brands. This time round, the Korean consumer electronics giant has rolled out broadband-capable HDTVs that are able to access the instant high-definition (HD) movie service from VUDU Inc. The HDTVs that fall under this purview will include LG’s LH50 1080p LCD series and PS80 Plasma 1080p series, where they will be come with “NetCast Entertainment Access” from next month onwards. This unique partnership between both companies will see consumer obtain access to thousands of HD movies at the touch of a button without having to go through the usual motion of flipping through a catalog at a video store as of yore.
The VUDU service enables consumers to instantly buy or rent from an extensive library of movies and TV titles. This industry-leading catalog will comprise of over 2,000 high-definition movies, and best of all is, you don’t have to worry about forking out any more monthly fees. In addition, there is no need to purchase, install, or connect any additional hardware for you to get started. Consumers can easily enjoy movies in VUDU’s unique HDX format, with Full HD 1080p resolution, plus Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound to tickle their visual audio senses.
VUDU’s streaming movie service is pretty reliable as well, delivering a near-instant viewing experience as movies begin almost immediately after selection, even those that come in high definition resolution. Not only that, you can fast forward, rewind and browse chapters without having to worry about slow buffering, just in case you want to watch only the best parts of your favorite movie. Movie buffs will be pleased to note that the VUDU catalog is updated weekly, while newly released movies from major studios are typically available months before they make their way to subscription-based services. LG’s 47″ LCD HDTV (model 47LH50) and 50″ plasma HDTV (model 50PS80) with NetCast Entertainment Access will retail for $1,699 and $1,799, respectively.