LG Electronics Adds VUDU HD Movie Service to Wireless 'NetCast' Network Blu-ray Disc...

Wed Sep 9, 2009 3:00pm EDT

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LG Electronics Adds VUDU HD Movie Service to Wireless 'NetCast' Network
Blu-ray Disc Player
Streaming Movie Service Brings Largest Library of HD Movies to Consumers'

ATLANTA, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics today announced the addition
of the high-definition streaming movie service from VUDU, Inc. to the LG
Wireless Network Blu-ray Player (model BD390).  With VUDU, consumers can
instantly buy or rent from an extensive library of movies and TV titles,
including an industry-leading catalog of more than 2,200 high-definition (HD)
movies.  The BD390 with VUDU will be demonstrated here this week at the Custom
Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) EXPO 2009 (Booth #2623).

The addition of VUDU service to the BD390 adds yet another content provider
alliance to the "NetCast Entertainment Access" family of features, which
already includes access to hundreds of hours of Netflix, Roxio(R)
CinemaNow(R), and YouTube(TM) streaming content*.  Available later this month
through a free automatic upgrade, consumers will be able to enjoy VUDU, as
well as other exclusive entertainment options at the click of a remote.

"Our alliance with VUDU exemplifies LG's commitment to delivering the ultimate
HD viewing experience, by providing instant access to more 1080p movie content
than ever before," said Peter Reiner, senior vice president, marketing, LG
Electronics USA, Inc. "VUDU is the latest enhancement to our NetCast
Entertainment Access feature and we are excited to now provide consumers with
one of the most extensive on-demand, high-definition entertainment options on
our Wireless Network Blu-ray Player."

The BD390 with NetCast Entertainment Access is available now at nationwide
retailers at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $399. VUDU
connectivity will be available at the end of the month via a free upgrade.

VUDU Service and Functions
VUDU's streaming movie service delivers a near-instant viewing experience -
movies start quickly, including high-definition HDX movies, and viewers can
fast forward, rewind and browse chapters without the delays or the frustration
associated with slow buffering. Its unique HDX format, with Full HD 1080p
resolution, allows for a crisper, clearer picture, while Dolby Digital Plus
5.1 surround sound makes it feel like the action is unfolding in consumers'
living rooms.

The VUDU catalog is updated weekly, and newly released movies from major
studios are typically available months before they are available on
subscription-based services.  With no monthly fees and without the hassle of
having to buy, install, or connect any additional hardware, it has never been
easier for consumers to watch their favorite movies.

"Following the recent launch of VUDU on LG HDTVs with NetCast Entertainment
Access, LG's BD390 Network Blu-ray player provides the perfect opportunity for
anyone in the market for a Blu-ray player to enjoy VUDU's extensive HD movie
library in superior 1080p video quality and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround
sound," said Alain Rossmann, CEO of VUDU. "Through our alliance with LG, VUDU
is breaking new ground in delivering high definition Hollywood movies to
consumers' living rooms."

Connectivity and Storage
As LG's first-ever wireless Network Blu-ray Player, LG's BD390 transforms and
personalizes the home theater experience, by offering a virtually endless
array of entertainment options.  In addition to its broadband capabilities,
the BD390 offers exceptional "Full HD" 1080p video performance and exceptional
image quality from standard DVDs with 1080p up-scaling via HDMI output. The
BD390 is also equipped for easy connection to the home network and has one
gigabyte (GB) of built-in memory for BD Live functionality.

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About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North
American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and
technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile
communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish
and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances and
business solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more
information, please visit www.LGusa.com.

* Specifications subject to change without notice
* Internet connection and subscription required and sold separately 

SOURCE  LG Electronics USA, Inc.

John Taylor, +1-847-941-8181, jtaylor@lge.com, or Clara Chang,
+1-201-816-2011, clarachang@lge.com, both of LG Electronics USA, or Ojas Naik
of LG One, +1-312-397-6008, ojas.naik@lg-one.com
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