Sky has said that it will back and promote LG 3D television sets to its near three million Sky+HD box users because the Korean manufacturer apparently has an impressive 3D line up, both passive and active.
The announcement comes as Sky prepares the launch, in October, of the first 3D channel in the UK. LG's range of 3D television is pretty poor compared to its biggest rival Samsung. LG has five TV 3D sets while Samsung lists 12 on its UK website.
In addition, while it is fairly easy to find Samsung 3D screens in high street stores like Argos, trying to get an LG set is an altogether more difficult task.
Still we managed to track down what we consider to be the best value for money LG 3D screen. PRCdirect lists the magnificent LG 47LX9900 for £1889 which is a 47-inch full LED-backlit 3D LCD device falling under the Infinia TV range. It comes with four HDMI port, Freeview HD tuner, a 10m:1 contrast ratio, 2x10W speakers, Support for DiVX HD, Bluetooth (yep!), USB 2.0, 400Hz TruMotion, NetCast, LG Magic Motion Remote and two free pairs of 3D glasses.
PRCDirect also sells the 47LX6900, which is a cheaper model with a few compromises compared to the LX9900. It has a slightly lower contrast ratio 8m:1, one pair of 3D glasses, a normal design (compared to the near frameless LX9900) a slightly higher power consumption and 200Hz TruMotion. You will end up paying up £440 pounds less though.
The third one is a Plasma model, the 50PX990, which is on sale at Robert Whyte and only costs £1460, a tad more expensive than the LX6900. It comes with five year warranty, Infinia design, a 50-inch diagonal, one free pair of 3D ready glasses, 600Hz response time and NetCast. The rest of the specifications is similar to the two sets above which means that the 50PX990 is our LG TV set of choice.