Countries without borders would probably be a political nightmare, but when it comes to LCD TVs it’s aesthetic bliss.  LG’s newest sets, announced at this year’s IFA conference, boasts high refresh rates, ultra high contrast ratios and as alluded to a borderless design.

First up is the SL9000 and 9500 (42-inch and 47-inch).  It rocks a 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio, a 2.9cm slim body, 100hz refresh rate, 1920×1080 resolution, Bluetooth, a USB 2.0 input for viewing media and LEDs lined along the edge, which gives it that slim and trim body.  It’s younger sibling, the SL8000 (32, 37, 42, 47”) is slightly fatter at 4.5cm but has a higher refresh rate of 200hz.

The flagship of bunch is the LH9000, which is available in a 42-inch and 47-inch size.  It lacks the Borderless design, but it’s completely LED backlit which explains its massive 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio.  It too has a 200hz refresh rate and all of the above features.

At this time LG hasn’t announced a launch date or price, but were hearing they’ll arrive sometime in October or November.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."