LG's new sets for the year are listed at online retailers and I imagine they'll show up in stores within a week or two. I wanted to get the ball rolling about information on these sets, since i'm eager to buy one.
The CS560 series looks like a straightforward continuation of the LK450's from last year:
The sets come in 32, 37, and 42" sizes, have a native resolution of 1080p, and a refresh rate of 60hz. You can see a basic list of other features here.
The CS570 series seems to be the same as the 560 but with 120hz and an extra HDMI port, in 42 and 47" sizes.
Picture quality probably isn't too much of a mystery; good color accuracy, semi-decent blacks and low gaming lag wouldn't be a surprise. The real question is what's going on with the panels this year. According to this random impression
, the viewing angles are great, which implies S-IPS panels will at least be used in the first run.
If anyone takes the plunge and orders one of these sets or happens to see them on display locally, please check the panel type out. If your Best Buy has them in stock, check the boxes to see if the product code from the past two years is still in effect-If the fourth letter from the end of the code
printed on the box differs on any two boxes, it seems like we have another panel lottery on our hands. If every box has the exact same code, then either there is no lottery or your store just happened to get only one panel type, and even that may be a good thing as it suggests that the lottery may not have begun yet.
As an example, the code for last year's IPS models (US) was UA.ACCY
LUR, while the VA code was UA.ACCD
I'll buy one of these as soon as I can confirm it has an IPS panel and post my impressions/panel info/product code, etc. all that.