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LG Introduces Powerful Audio And Video Products With Enhanced Smart TV Functions And Intuitive User Experience

LG's 2013 Lineup Features Powerful Sound, Innovative Smart Features, And a Myriad of Connectivity Options

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Led by new sound bars, docking speakers and connected Blu-ray Disc players, LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled its 2013 audio and video lineup.

Previewing the official launch at next month's International CES® in Las Vegas, LG announced a broad new array of products including: the BH9430PW 9.1-channel speaker system, NB4530A Sound Bar, BP730 Blu-ray player with Smart TV features, the ND8630 Dual Docking Speaker and the NP6630 Portable Speaker. These advanced products clearly illustrate LG's commitment to delivering users captivating audio, superior Smart TV functionality, a highly intuitive user experience.

"A home theater system is much more than just a TV and speakers; it's a comprehensive package," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG's Home Entertainment Company. "LG offers superb audio and video products to help consumers realize a truly immersive home cinema experience. By implementing advanced technologies, smart connectivity and control, LG will continue to be a leader in the audio visual segment in 2013."

True Cinema Sound: Audio System That Rivals Theaters

LG emphasized improved sound quality with its Home Theater Systems this year, which is best exemplified by the BH9430PW, a high-quality surround sound speaker system designed to take the movie viewing experience to the next level. LG opted to employ speaker cones using high-tensile Aramid fiber, which is used in high-end home theaters and results in a wider range of sound, including defined, deep bass with near-zero sound distortion.  Additionally, the 9.1-channel system creates four additional channels in addition to the typical 5.1 setup, delivering an even more immersive audio experience. A chorus of stunning sound is produced by the front tallboy and rear satellite speakers, helping to fill the entire room with a soundscape that rivals that of an actual cinema. The system's 3D Surround Processor analyzes content to distribute sound in multiple directions while maintaining an appropriate balance.

A new convenience feature added to the 2013 lineup is called Private Sound Mode, which lets consumers feed the system's sound directly to their smartphone via Wi-Fi (sold separately) where they can listen with any regular earbuds. Now, the rest of the family isn't disturbed when one member wants to enjoy their home theater system at inconvenient times, for example late at night or when others are on the phone. Finally, the BH9430PW is compatible with iPhones® and iPads® to charge the devices and provide access to stored content.

Also serving as a smart hub, the BH9430PW supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which offers wireless and seamless content mirroring from smartphones and other compatible external devices. In addition, it has other excellent Smart TV capabilities such as web browsing*. Additional Home Theaters Systems in the lineup include the BH9230BW, BH6830SW and BH6730S.



System Features

Speakers

Smart TV

Connectivity

Size


Model

Watts

Channels

Wireless Rear

Type

Sub-Woofer

Aramid Fiber Speakers

Smart TV

Wi-Fi

Web Browser

Bluetooth Streaming

Private Sound Mode

iPod / iPad Compatible

Optical Inputs

HDMI (ARC)

Wall Mountable

Width

HTiB

BH9430PW

1460

9.1

X

2 + 2

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1

2 In / 1 Out

N/A


BH9230BW

1460

9.1

X

4 Satt.

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1

2 In / 1 Out

N/A


BH6830SW

1000

5.1

X

4 Satt.

X

X

X

X


X

X

X

1

1 Out

N/A


BH6730S

1000

5.1


4 Satt.

X


X

X


X

X

X

1

1 Out

N/A


Soundbar

NB4530A

310

2.1


Bar

Wireless





X



1

1 In/Out

X

47" TV

NB3730A

300

2.1


Bar

Wireless


*Premium CP

X


X



1

1 Out

X

47" TV

NB3530A

300

2.1


Bar

Wireless





X



2


X

42" TV

NB2030A

40

2


Bar









1


X

42" TV

* Netflix, Vudu, CinemaNow, Pandora, Vtuner















Perfect Premium TV Companion

LG expanded its Sound Bar lineup in 2013 to include four models, highlighted by the NB4530A Sound Bar, which combines sound quality and aesthetic appeal making it the ideal complement to today's slim-profile premium TVs. The Sound Bar produces compellingly rich audio with 2.1 channels, 310W speakers and an easy to place wireless subwoofer. The stylish unit is has a slim design of only 1.38 inches tall** with a black and silver finish, making it the perfect premium TV companion.

Supporting HDMI with an Audio Return Channel (HDMI ARC), the Sound Bar plays audio from the TV without requiring additional cables. It is also Bluetooth-enabled to facilitate wireless audio streaming from smartphones, tablets and laptops. The Sound Bar's can be wall-mounted or will fit neatly under one of LG's new CinemaScreen TVs. 

Also key to LG's Sound bar lineup is the NB3730A, which offers consumers premium streaming content from embedded partners Netflix, Vudu, CinemaNow, Pandora and vTuner*. The NB3730A has been honored with a 2013 International CES® Innovation Award in the Home Theater Speaker category. Additional Sound Bars in the U.S. lineup include the NB3530A and NB2030A. 

The Hub: LG's 3D Blu-ray Player with Smart TV Features

Another 2013 Innovation Award recipient is LG's new flagship Blu-ray model (BP730) which offers a range of comprehensive Smart TV features including Video-On-Demand (VOD) through premium services such as Hulu Plus, Pandora, Netflix and YouTube and wireless connectivity options as well as web browsing*. The BP730 also supports NFC.

New in 2013, the BP730 is easily operated with the acclaimed LG Magic Remote, enabling customers to navigate the system's control options with point—and-wheel based actions. The Blu-ray player also employs a dual core processor to handle the All-in-One search function. This advanced feature simultaneously collects search results for VOD and apps and displays them in the same browser for quick access to sought-after content. Regardless of whether content is viewed in 2D or 3D, the BP730 provides vivid colors and crisp picture quality. Additional Blu-ray players in the U.S. lineup include the BP530 and BP330.


Model Name

Features

3D

Smart TV

Wi-Fi

Web Browser

Slot Load Design

Magic Remote

4K Up-scaling

2D-to-3D

Screen Mirroring

Private Sound Mode

Width

Blu-Ray Disc Players

BP730

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

430mm

BP530

x

x

x







x

360mm

BP330


*Premium Content

x








270mm

* Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, HuluPlus, Vudu, CinemaNow, Pandora, Picasa, Accuweather





Connectivity in Style: Wireless Dual Docking Speaker with Streaming Music

Rounding out LG's audio lineup are a series of docking and portable speakers, headlined by the ND8630 Dual Docking Speaker, which supports dock-and-play for both iOS and Android mobile devices. The 80W speaker conveniently charges the batteries of all docked devices. It can also recognize and wirelessly play music files saved on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs that support Bluetooth and Apple's AirPlay. The speaker's cylindrical design also offers a visually appealing direct docking option. In addition, the Mood Lamp creates a soft, environment-enhancing lighting effect, while the Smart Sensor analyzes the amount of illumination being provided by ambient light sources. Additional docking speakers in the U.S. lineup include the ND5630, ND2531 and ND2530.

The NP6630 is LG's flagship portable speaker. The versatile 20W unit supports NFC, AirPlay and Bluetooth to wirelessly stream music from a diverse range of mobile devices. The highly capable speaker is the perfect combination of portability and functionality, keeping tunes playing for extended periods of time, even in the most remote locations. No matter what NP6630 users are doing – camping, barbequing or relaxing at the beach – they can enjoy an audio experience that is far superior to that provided by a smartphone. The NP3530 rounds out the portable speaker lineup.


Features


Model

Watts

Airplay

DLNA

NFC

Bluetooth

Dual Dock

Portable In

Built-in Battery

Docking Speaker

ND8630

80

X

X

X

X

X

X


ND5630

30

X

X

X

X

X

X


ND2531

10




X

Android

X


ND2530

10




X

iOS

X


Portable Speaker

NP6630

20

X

X

X

X


X

X

NP3530

6



X

X


X

X

*Smart TV devices include HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc Players and Network Home Theater Systems. Internet connection and certain subscriptions required and sold separately. Content and services vary by product and are subject to change without notice.

*Designs, features and specification subject to change without notice

**At the thinnest point

About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances. With 117 operations around the world, LG achieved global sales of USD 49 billion (KRW 54.26 trillion) in 2011. LG comprises four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions – and is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year.

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