LG to offer HDTVs with movie service

Selected LG TVs will have access to VUDU

July 30, 2009

Selected LG TVs will have access to VUDU

LG Electronics will be the first to introduce broadband HDTVs with the instant-access high-definition (HD) movie service from VUDU.

VUDU on-demand movies will be available on LG’s LH50 1080p LCD series and PS80 Plasma 1080p series with “NetCast Entertainment Access,” beginning next month.

“Our alliance with VUDU further demonstrates LG’s commitment to delivering the ultimate HD viewing experience, by providing instant access to more 1080p movie content than ever before,” said Peter Reiner, senior vice president, marketing and strategy, LG Electronics USA. “VUDU highlights the superb video quality of our ‘Full HD’ sets with NetCast Entertainment Access, while providing consumers with access to thousands of HD movies with the touch of a button.”

The VUDU service allows consumers to instantly buy or rent from a library of movies and TV titles, including catalog of more than 2,000 high-definition movies – with no monthly fees and without having to buy, install, or connect any additional hardware.

“Together, LG’s Broadband HDTVs and the VUDU service will set the industry standard for easy access to on-demand HD movies,” said Alain Rossmann, CEO of VUDU. “VUDU is blazingly fast on LG’s Broadband HDTVs and makes discovering and watching new HD movies a truly exciting and fun user experience. With this alliance, VUDU is raising the bar on delivering Hollywood movies to this new class of Smart TVs.”

LG’s 47-inch class LCD HDTV (model 47LH50) and 50-inch class plasma HDTV (model 50PS80) with NetCast Entertainment Access are available now at national retailers with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,699 and $1,799. LG’s 42-inch class* LCD (model 42LH50) and 60-inch class* plasma (model 60PS80) will be available and existing LG Broadband TV owners will be able to add the VUDU service next month.