NEWS: LG sees Scarlet with new LCD TVs

The 'Scarlet' range? Has LG been playing 24hr Cluedo marathons again? Can we expect to see the 'Mustard' and 'Plum' ranges any time soon? Who knows? What we do know from these pictures is that this new range of LCD TVs looks damn fine.

You'll be able to take your pick from 32in (from £699), 37in (from £1000), 42in (from £1100) and 47in (£1200) models. The 32LG6000 set is HD-Ready (1366x768 resolution), but all the others in the 6000 Series are Full HD (1920x1080/24fps).

The flagship model in the Scarlet range will be a 42in, the 42LG6100 (£TBC), but it'll only make an appearance in August. It's only 1.7in thick and will feature the same red-coloured back panel and LED-surrounded aperture (the small hole at the bottom of the set) as the rest of the range.

Connectivity for these 100Hz sets includes four HDMI (v1.3a) inputs, plus component video and RGB Scart. There's also a USB 2.0 socket.

Look closely and you'll struggle to see any speakers. That's because they're invisible. Sort of. They're positioned around the edge of the bezel. They've been fine-tuned by audio supreme Mr Mark Levinson so fingers crossed they're up to scratch.

To help with picture quality, the 'Scarlet' range has a couple of tricks up its sleeve. The built-in Intelligent Sensor analyses ambient light levels and alters the screen's brightness accordingly.

There are also different picture modes to choose between, depending on whether you're watching sports, movies or playing games.

Then there's an Expert picture setting, certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF). This allows you to go picture crazy and get involved in some serious fine-tuning. Needless to say we'll getting our hands on a review sample ASAP, so stay tuned...

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Joe Cox
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Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).