LG's LX9500 3DTV Will Go On Sale May

Panasonic and Samsung already have their 3DTV sets on store shelves in the US, and Sony will launch theirs in June. LG? Well, they did launch a set in Korea last year, but their new LX9500 will debut this May.

They're saying it's the world's first full LED 3D TV, and while it's launching in Korea first, it'll be available in the US and Europe in "early May" in 47 and 55-inch models. This is the set which first leaked back in February, after LG accidentally shared its roadmap on Google Documents. It's slightly different to the LH9500 series, with a touted 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio and LG technologies including TruMotion 400Hz, Pictured Wizard II, Spot Control, Infinite Sound, Clear Voice II and Intelligent Sensor, to highlight a few.

It'll work with active shutter glasses, and has HDMI 1.4 ports, USB 2.0, a Wireless AV Link, Skype (via an optional camera), and is DLNA-rady with an optional dongle. It's super-slim at 22.3mm, but still a fatty next to Samsung's 8mm C9000 3DTV. How much? Good question. Reuters is quoting sources as saying the 47-inch model will cost 4.7m won, which equates to just over $4,000—if true, it's a darn sight more pricey than any other prices we've seen flying about. [Newswire via Reuters via Engadget]