LG Renews John Lewis Partnership

UK retailer John Lewis entered into a partnership with LG to produce an own-brand TV last year: the JL9000 (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 18). The successor model, the JL9100, has now been announced.

Photo credit: Expert ReviewsLike the original, the JL9100 will run LG’s WebOS and will have 49″ and 55″ models available. The 60″ appears to have been cut in favour of a 40″ version. Additionally, UltraHD resolution has been added, with HDMI ports that can support the format at 60fps, as well as an HEVC decoder.

An optional 2.1-channel wireless soundbar will be launched around the same time as the TV, with a similar appearance. This replaces the integrated soundbar in the JL9000. 3D will not be supported.

Pricing has been revealed for the 40″ (£665 ($1,000)) and 49″ (£875 ($1,300)) sets, but not for the largest model. Like the JL9000, the JL9100 is set to be launched in May.