LG Unveils PenTouch Plasma TVs at IFA
LG Electronics has unveiled a new range of PenTouch HDTVs at IFA. Available in 50-inch and 60-inch assortments, LG's latest breed of plasma screens enable users to interact with onscreen content via a stylus pen when the TV is connected to a personal computer. The 60-inch iteration will feature active 3D technology, and it'll be shipped with a pair of 3D glasses as well.
On top of that, we also understand that the TVs also come with its own PenTouch application, which allows budding artists to doodle or draw directly on the display. Files can be saved for further edits. Other software include the Gallery, which features a digital photo frame, and Family Calendar, which enables you to leave to-do lists or notes for your family.
Here's what was stated in LG's official press release: "Three LG PenTouch models, two 60-inch (59.8 inches diagonal) class and one 50-inch class (49.9 inches diagonal) plasma HDTVs are available. The 60-inch class 60PZ850 is 3D capable, earning the coveted THX 3D and 2D Display Certification. It has a suggested retail price of $2,199. The 60-inch class 60PV490 and the 50-inch class 50PV490 both offer Full HD 1080p display capability and exclusive LG technologies, including Picture Wizard self-calibration, Intelligent Sensor automatic picture adjustment and Smart Energy Saving features. The 60PV490 and 50PV490 have suggested retail prices of $1,699 and $1,099, respectively."
Note that all prices are in US currency, and that the PenTouch HDTV models are only available in the States as of now. No further word was given from LG for their UK and Asian launch dates.