LG claims the PS3 violates its patents.

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  1. Smasher

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    LG Electronics wants the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to stop the import of the PlayStation 3 into the United States and have sales of the units in the country stopped as well.

    Source: cnet.

    LG claims that the machine violates at least two of its patents.
    I don't know if this was always the case, or if it is something that came about only with the new PS3 slim. The PS3 has been around for a while -it seems odd that LG just now found out about any patent infringement.

    I'm also really surprised because the Blu-ray format is sort of Sony's child.

    At any rate it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
    LG is not exactly what I would consider a patent troll.
     
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    Yeah I read it this morning, and then moved along. lol The PS3 may as well be called "The Rapist"
     
  3. Human Beastbox

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    Ironic that my new HDTV of just two-months happens to be an LG being the Sony-zombie I tend to be. :D 
     
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    I will never buy another LG product. Unrelated to the issue here, but they just make the worst TVs and their service is horrible.

    Edit: In reading the article, it's a revenge suit because Sony sued them over something. Dorks.
     
  5. Prowl

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    Really? Lol. The PS3 is also black, which LG has a patent on. They're both being lame.
     
  6. Human Beastbox

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    I guess I'm glad I got a good full-replacement warranty. :D 
     
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    I wish you good luck with it.

    My parents have had two LG tvs just crap out for no particular reason. One was a video problem the other was audio. The LG tv I had was lagging games at nearly 1 second of delay. Play as much SF as me and you'll notice that right off.
     
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    I must need to slow down when I read titles today, because I swear it said "LG claims the PS3 violates its parents".
     
  9. Human Beastbox

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    Damn. Well, it's worked for two months so far. :( 

    I do promise I won't use input lag as an excuse when I'm mashing SF all over the shop. :D 
     
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    They're not bad, not considering the price. I'd still steer clear of them, but I would definitely buy one if it was for a guest room or something.
     
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  12. gil

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    Funny, I got a LG because the Sony TVs I had before it crapped out for no particular reason.

    Anyway, Coke should patent "dark, bubbly, drink that makes you burp", and then sue Pepsi.
     
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    I avoid LG and Sony TVs. I had an Insignia Plasma ( made by LG ) and it started losing pixels after 3 days. Replaced it, and the new one did it as well in just 3 days. Got a Vizio and I've had it for years with no problems. It was cheaper too.
     
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    You're not the only one.
     
  15. Smasher

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    In 2005 I had an LG DLP.
    It projected at an angle and LG sent a service tech who could do nothing because they did not engineer an adjustment arm.
    While I was working it out with customer service the sound went out on it.

    They sent the same service tech out to pick up the TV.
    Two weeks after that they said they were pretty much replacing every part of it except the cabinet.
    I said "Why not just give me a new TV?" but they said they couldn't do that.

    I then spent a month talking with the service tech and LG.
    LG just would not send him the parts to fix the TV.

    Then they said they couldn't fix the TV and would send me a check for what I had paid.
    It was about a month after that when I finally lost all patience.

    I told the LG rep that I was filing a police report because as far as I was concerned they came into my house and stole my television.
    I got a check for the amount I had spent on the TV three days later.
     
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    Wow. Shit
     
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    Samsung.
     
  19. Prowl

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    I love my Samsung. My old Projection HD is still kicking since I bought it in 2001.... Well, aside from the Everquest Compas burn-in lol.
     
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    Samsung gets my vote.
     

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