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LG pledges to continue plasma TV production

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LG plasmas are here to stay

LG has pledged to continue to manufacturer plasma TVs, a move that comes as rival companies turn their backs on the TV technology.

With Panasonic having recently confirmed that it plans to completely cease production of its own plasma TVs in order to focus its efforts elsewhere, LG has promised to continue its own plasma production for at least another year.

“Let me put plasma fans at ease,” Tim Alessi, LG’s Head of Home Entertainment for the USA said during the company’s CES 2014 press conference this morning.

He added: “LG will continue with the plasma category and will have a 2014 line up consisting of four new series and five TVs overall."

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Although Alessi has failed to go into too much detail about exactly what specifications the new LG Plasma TVs will take, he stated: “There will be models ranging in size from 42 to 60 inches and will feature a great combination of value and picture quality that plasma fans know and love”

While rivals are refocussing their TV efforts LG continues to take more of a scattergun approach to its TV production, targeting all corners of the market.

As well as renewing its plasma push, LG used its CES showcase event to confirm the launch of a new 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV, a range of new 4K models and a total of 25 new LCD televisions.

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Prem Desai

January 6, 2014, 6:19 pm

I hope they don't carry on with this.

Plasma is a superior technology to LCDs in every way. LG are not going to make premium sets - rather they'll simply make up the numbers.

I would rather plasma die as a premium product than have LG dilute the quality feeling.

Chazz Matthews

January 6, 2014, 7:36 pm

I'm glad they are continuing plasma TVs. My parents got a 60" 1080p LG plasma last year and it looks so much better than my 60" 1080p Sony Bravia. I'm buying an LG plasma next to replace the Sony.

Chazz Matthews

January 6, 2014, 7:37 pm

I agree plasma is a superior technology to LCDs in every way.

But not sure the rest of your point... Can you clarify? Are you afraid LG is going to make inferior plasma TVs?

LG: “There will be models ranging in size from 42 to 60 inches and will feature a great combination of value and picture quality that plasma fans know and love.”

Sounds like they will do as always -- produce plasmas with a a range of price points, from budget to premium. Personally, I don't want a 3D TV (plasma or otherwise) and I definitely don't want 4K (plasma or otherwise) -- so they can leave that out if they wish. :) I'm not paying extra for that.

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