LG unfurls monster 60in plasma

Bunkering down in your robot-equipped, beer-filled living room for the World Cup? Here’s a fresh slab of home cinema heaven to tempt you.It’s the 60in

Bunkering down in your robot-equipped, beer-filled living room for the World Cup? Here’s a fresh slab of home cinema heaven to tempt you.

It’s the 60in version of LG’s new PY2R plasma series, one of more than half a dozen new TVs, DVD recorders and home cinema systems LG put under our noses earlier today.

This hulker is naturally HD Ready, equipped with not one but two HDMI sockets so you can plug in an Xbox 360 and a Sky HD box simultaneously. There is one disappointment: it’s only capable of a 1024 x 768 resolution. That means it won’t be able to handle the highest high-def format out there – 1080p – which the PS3 will be pumping out come November.

Backing up this plasma is a 50in PY2R and a 42 incher, the dramatically-titled 42PC1D. The two big ones are on sale now, while the 42 hits shops later this month.

So far, so standard. Elsewhere in the LG universe, we’ve been casting our eye over a trio of HD Ready LCDs – known as the LC2D series – the LHT751FT cinema-in-a-box with NXT speakers and a reasonable-looking 250GB hard drive/DVD recorder dubbed the RH200MH.

We’ll have pricing for you in a jiffy.

Friday 19th May 10am update: And here's that pricing...

  • 50PY2R - £3000
  • 60PY2R - £8000
  • LC2D series - £1400-£1800
  • LHT751TF - £500
  • RH200MH  - £450