updated 01:20 pm EST, Wed January 31, 2007
LG 60-inch Plasma in Wood
Korea's electronics giant LG said today that it intends a special edition 60-inch plasma TV with a wooden bezel instead of the more common metal or plastic, catering to home theater enthusiasts who would like their set to blend more discretely with its environment. Currently known as the 60PT1, its exact technical features are unavailable but are likely to approach those of today's 60PC1D set, which is a 720p-capable model with a 7,000:1 contrast ratio and dual HDMI inputs.
Only 1,000 of the 60PT1 will be made, LG says. Sales of the luxury plasma will begin as soon as March and will start in South Korea, though other regions should have the option to place orders as well. Pricing has not been discussed but is likely to float about the $5,200 of the present model. [via DigiTimes]