By Chris Nicholls

LAS VEGAS: LG has used the CES to claim it is the first mainstream television manufacturer to be THX certified for its high definition plasma televisions, with its 60PG60 and 50PG60 models.

The certification is given to a high definition television that can “present HD and standard definition video at maximum resolution with the correct colour and light levels”, according to an LG release.

Such accreditation means a television will display the film at colour and light levels the film studio intended, regardless of the display technology, according to the THX website.

However, Panasonic also launched a range of THX certified Viera televisions at the CES, with the 42 inch TH-42PZ800, 46-inch TH-46PZ800, 50-inch TH-50PZ800 and the 58-inch TH-58PZ800.

All certified displays feature a THX Movie Mode, which matched the TV’s display settings to match those of a professional post-production studio.

All LG 1080p plasma models also feature Image Science Foundation Certified Calibration Configuration, which follows a similar method of custom light and colour settings to display films to their supposed optimum.