LG Electronics HDTVs To Host Vudu High-Def29 Jul, 2009 By: Chris Tribbey
Starting in August, four LG Electronics broadband-connected HDTVs will have on-demand access to 1080p movies from content service Vudu.
The 60-inch and 50-inch PS80 plasmas and 47-inch and 42-inch LH50 LCD models will offer Vudu high-def content via “NetCast Entertainment Access,” in Vudu’s HDX format and with 5.1 sound. Vudu currently lays claim to more than 2,000 high-def movies.
“Together, LG’s broadband HDTVs and the Vudu service will set the industry standard for easy access to on-demand HD movies,” Vudu CEO Alain Rossmann.
Vudu’s service is a la carte, with rental and purchase options for its library of TV shows and films.
“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,” said Peter Reiner, SVP of marketing and strategy for LG Electronics.
LG’s NetCast also offers content from Netflix, YouTube and other sources.