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Old 03-02-2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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Default "We're still in plasma", says LG - reaffirms commitment to plasma

Home Theater Mag on Friday night posted a story about the reports of LG's future plans for plasma including the following press release:

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LG REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO PLASMA BUSINESS

Seoul, Korea, February 27, 2009óLG Electronics is one of the world's leading producers of plasma display panels (PDPs) and plasma TVs.

As a founding member of the Plasma Display Coalition, we are committed to the plasma business and we believe plasma TVs are an important segment in the flat panel display sector. In addition, unlike some current and former plasma TV players, LG possesses core technologies for plasma TVs and PDP modules, giving us unique advantages in the market. We have invested heavily to strengthen the LG brand in this segment and will continue to do so.

The demand for plasma TVs is still growing. Based on this, we have set a goal to sell 3 million plasma TVs in 2009, giving us 19 percent of the total plasma TV market. We will focus primarily on plasma TVs 50 inches and larger, where demand is highest.

To help us achieve our goal for this year, LG is introducing new plasma TVs with advanced features like wireless Bluetooth connectivity and Full HD resolution, along with innovative frameless designs. Additionally, LG is initiating and expanding relationships with both premium retailers and mass merchandisers through proactive collaboration in promotional activities for plasma TVs.

To make our plasma production even more efficient, we shifted obsolete production lines over to solar panel manufacturing in 2008, and increased capacity of our more efficient lines. In 2009, we integrated our PDP module and plasma TV businesses to leverage vertical efficiencies between sets and components and create a stronger supply chain.

LG will continue to develop a wide range of plasma displays fully accommodating customer needs and wants.
According to Home Theater Mag LG will "follow through on plans to release six new plasma models, including two 60-inch, three 50-inch, and one 42-inch. Four of them will be 1080p. Alliances with Yahoo, Netflix, and YouTube will bring online content from those sources. The two top-line PS80 models will also include a significant new feature, THX Media Director, which enables hardware and software to coordinate the automation of picture and sound settings."
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Thats good , I didn't want to see them go. I hope they kick it up a notch or 2.....or 10! I'd really like to see LG in the game so to speak.
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Plasma's are a great product. Glad to see LG is sticking with them. If any growth can be sustained or even if the market stays level, that will mean great gains for LG and Panasonic.
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..and Samsung too!!!!
I hope LG can push forward a quality product, with their pricing they would do well to gain more ground in the PDP market.
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:53 PM   #5
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..and Samsung too!!!!
I hope LG can push forward a quality product, with their pricing they would do well to gain more ground in the PDP market.
Of course... I was referencing Pioneer's exit more than anything else... As in if the market stays the same size, the remaining companies will see growth. If they grow the market, even more so. good catch on my oversight
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:01 AM   #6
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I just bought an LG 50" Plasma HDTV. I think they'll be around for a long while so this "reaffirming" is nothing short of good news.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:18 PM   #7
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It is nice to see another company sticking with plasma. Competition => Innovation.
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:52 PM   #8
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Plasma's are a great product. Glad to see LG is sticking with them. If any growth can be sustained or even if the market stays level, that will mean great gains for LG and Panasonic.
Concurred............... With all this talk of plasma going away, it's nice to see LG committed to the technology.
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:01 AM   #9
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How are LG plasmas, anyway? I never knew.
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