You know that you love NetFlix as much as we do, but just like us, you are probably having trouble dealing with the snail mail return service. That's why the online service is so neat. It lets you completely disregard the mail and stream movies to your computer. Most of us don't have very expensive monitors that can double as TVs. We just have HDTVs and it's good to know that not only Sony HDTV owners are going to benefit from NetFlix movie streaming, LG HDTV owners will be able to do so as well.
It seems that Sony wasn't the first company to partner up with NetFlix to offer direct streaming from their online service to their HDTVs. LG is going to offer this on their premier HDTVs, the new 47-inch LCD HDTV and the 50-inch plasma HDTV PS80. Just like the Sony Bravias, which will offer this service starting in the fall, LG's models won't need an external device to stream this. They will be able to do so instantly. Contrary to the Sony models, the LG models should already be available on the market. They were released in June.
These HDTVs have full HD 1080p resolution. As with the Sony models, you first have to queue up the movies and TV series onto your individual instant Queues via the website. You can then view the shows and movies directly through your HDTV. LG has also collaborated with Yahoo! to stream content. These TVs double as basic computers with high-tech displays. You can stream any content thanks to LG's NetCast. The first result of this partnership was a Blu-ray player that streamed NetFlix content. The LG 50PS80 50" Plasma Broadband HDTV is available right now for $1,700 at OneCall. [via Biz News, top image via Gizmag]