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LG 'Ultra Wide' Monitors Take New York Comic Con By Storm

Exclusive 'Free Play Zone' Monitor Sponsor LG Gives Extreme Gamers Unique Opportunity to Experience 21:9 Aspect Ratio Titles

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Redefining the extreme gaming experience, new "UltraWide" monitors from LG Electronics are taking New York Comic Con by storm.

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As the exclusive monitor sponsor of the Video Game Free Play Zone (Booth #722) at New York Comic Con, which starts at the Jacob K. Javits Center Thursday, LG Electronics USA will provide attendees an immersive gaming experience on the new LG EA73 29-inch class UltraWide monitors with their expansive 21:9 aspect ratio screens.

In collaboration with Twitch.TV and ReedPOP, LG will bring the New York Comic Con Free Play Zone to life for video game aficionados. Gamers of all ages will be able to show off their prowess, playing such widescreen titles as Borderlands 2 and WWE 2K14 on LG's EA73 monitors and enjoy the UltraWide gaming experience the way the game developers intended. The action will be live streamed on Twitch.TV.

"With more than two dozen 21:9 aspect ratio games available today, this is the perfect time to give avid gamers a chance to experience our new UltraWide monitors," said James Fishler, senior vice president, marketing, LG Electronics USA. "With LG, it's all possible. Our EA73 monitors not only provide the extra side-to-side viewing area, but also the picture quality and multimedia functionality gamers demand for the best experience."

UltraWide Monitors: Multimedia Functionalities, Ideal for Gamers

The expanded real estate of the unique aspect ratio and 29-inch class (29.0 inches measured diagonally) screens make LG's new UltraWide monitor a favorite among gamers. Gamers will appreciate its 2560 x 1080 resolution capability* as well as the its 99 percent sRGB color space expression and support for color calibration, which are key for perfectionists who want to see widescreen games the way they were meant to be displayed. With a response time of 5 milliseconds, there is virtually no lag or load time when switching from scene to scene.

With multiple HDMI inputs and DisplayPort capability, these monitors can be used for both PC and console gaming; and "extreme gamers" have the option to link multiple monitors together to create one large image. LG's IPS 21:9 UltraWide series is Mac® compatible* and supports Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), transforming PCs into powerful entertainment hubs capable of mirroring and transmitting content from a wide range of devices. 

New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. The show's panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators, while screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world – Gotham City.

The LG EA73 monitor is on sale now online and through retailers nationwide at the suggested retail price of $599. For more information, please visit www.lg.com/us/monitors. For more information about New York Comic Con, please visit www.NewYorkComicCon.com .

*21:9 Full Screen or 2560x1080 Resolution functionality may depend on content, devices, interfaces or graphic cards. For connection with Mac®, Mini-DP to DVI-D/DP/HDMI adaptor is required. For HDMI connections with Mac®, 2560 x 1080 resolution is not available. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. To use Dual Link-up, one device must be connected to the DisplayPort the other must be connected to either the HDMI or DVI port.

About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. www.lg.com

About ReedPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime & East, Star Wars Celebration, and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013 ReedPOP has added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion.  ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

SOURCE LG Electronics USA, Inc.

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