John Lewis JL9000 webOS TVs are Now on Sale

By Gerald Lynch on at

John Lewis has officially spilled the beans on its webOS-powered, LG-built, own-branded smart TV line, following its first appearance last week.

Available in three sizes, the JL9000 screens feature passive 3D technology and make use of LG's Triple XD Engine picture processing technology. A soundbar is also integrated into the base of each set, pumping 50 watts output from a 2.2 channel array. Each television makes use of an LED IPS panel, with screen sizes set at 49, 55 and 60-inches.

Most interesting however is the inclusion of webOS, the card-based interface that (while impressing critics) failed to win over smartphone buyers and has since been resurrected by LG for its smart TV line. NOW TV, BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Demand5, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook apps will all be available, with Skype video calling facilitated by a built-in 8MP camera. A Wii Remote-like Magic Remote is also included for motion pointer control.

The JL9000 series is in stores now, and is also available online. Prices start at £1,399 for the 49-inch model, going up to £1,699 for the 55-inch set and £2,199 for the 60-inch flagship. [John Lewis]