Price weighs down thin televisions
LG Electronics is boosting its presence in Australia with the release of two liquid-crystal display televisions.
The Korean company had a huge stand at the CeBIT show in Sydney and was one of the event's main sponsors.
The two LCD televisions launched - the Flatron L3020A and 295LM - are likely to be introduced in Hong Kong, the company says.
The L3020A is a 30-inch LCD digital with a resolution of 1280x1024 and standard video signal input ports.
Unfortunately, its super-shiny silver trim makes the L3020A look a little cheap and chintzy. It doubles up as PC monitor and the speakers on both sides are detachable.
The Flatron 295LM is far better looking, in a fashionable retro style. This is a 22-inch TV with two USB ports and a resolution of 1600x1200. The contrast ratio is 500:1 and image quality is superior to the L3020A. It also has detachable speakers of tacceptable sound quality.
Neither model comes cheap however. Be prepared to shell out more than HK$40,000.
Flatron L3020A and 295LM LCD TVs
Price: A$8,999 (HK$44,740); A$6,999
Pros: Good resolution and brightness, very thin
Cons: Height of stand is not adjustable, price is prohibitive