LG has announced its LED-sidelit LCD 3DTVs. The LX9500 series and LX6500 series both offer local dimming for increased contrast and better energy efficiency, optional WiFi connectivity, and come in 47″ and 55″ models. The LX9500 series also features ultra-thin design and 480 Hz refresh rates, compared with the 240 Hz for the LX6500 models. Both series include NetCast support, which access the Internet through your home network to provide content from Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, and Picassa.
To promote the new lines, LG is offering a special “1-2-3D” bundle promotion. Buy one of the four HDTVs along with the BX580 Network Blu-ray Disc player, and LG will include two free pairs of the 3D active shutter glasses, a $100 instant rebate, and a bonus redemption certificate to receive Warner Home Video’s Blu-ray 3D title IMAX Under the Sea 3D. The glasses are valued at $180 apiece.
The discounts are probably not enough to convince bargain hunters to spring for these premium products, but it could be enough to give a push to those on the fence about making a purchase. I suspect that this is not the last promotion we’ll see for 3DTVs before this year is over.