LG claims world's thinnest LCD-TV panel

May 19, 2009
A model holds a coin next to an LG LCD television panel which is thinner than a pencil. The South Korean electronics firm has said it has has developed the panel, describing it as the world's slimmest.

South Korea's LG Display said it has developed a liquid crystal display (LCD) television panel that is thinner than a pencil, describing it as the world's slimmest.

The panel, which can be 42 or 47 inches wide, uses an edge-lit light emitting diode () backlight system that allows it to achieve a thickness of just 5.9mm (0.2 inches), LG said in a statement.

The world's second biggest LCD maker said the product weighs 6.1 kg (13.4 pounds) and 7.3 kg, about half as much as a conventional panel.

"The displays can reproduce a rich range of natural-looking colours with a colour saturation level of 80 percent," it said, adding the televisions can eliminate motion blur and boast full high-definition resolution.

Executive vice president Chung In-Jae said the new products demonstrate "our leading edge-lit LED backlight technology that enables thinner designs."

LG Display and local rival Samsung Electronics have led the global flat panel screen market and are now competing to produce thinner panels for high-definition televisions.

(c) 2009 AFP

Explore further: Five features an Amazon phone might offer (Update)

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

SAMSUNG Electronics Showcases Innovative Display Technology

Aug 24, 2004

Samsung LCD Business, a division of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and the world's largest provider of TFT-LCD display panels, today unveiled a wide range of display components and technologies at the International Display Research Conference (As ...

Samsung Develops World’s Slimmest Mobile LCD Screen

Nov 21, 2006

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world’s largest provider of thin-film transistor, liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels announced today that it has developed the thinnest reported LCD panel, one no thicker ...

World's First 10.1" Flexible Electronic Paper Display

Oct 21, 2005

LG.Philips LCD and E Ink have built a 10.1" flexible electronic paper display. Less than 300 microns thick, the paper-white display is as thin and flexible as construction paper. With a 10.1" diagonal, the prototype achieves ...

Recommended for you

Five features an Amazon phone might offer (Update)

Apr 18, 2014

A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.

Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven million

Apr 17, 2014

Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch last year and admitted it can't make them fast enough, in a welcome change of fortune for the Japanese consumer electronics giant.

User comments : 5

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

John_balls
not rated yet May 19, 2009
Sign me up.
Sirussinder
not rated yet May 19, 2009
I can hardly wait till I can unroll a 2X3 widescreen postersize tv and pin it to the wall. The wall provides its power wirelessly. And my home computer provides the wifi hidef signal to the TV/photo viewer etc!
Bob_Kob
not rated yet May 19, 2009
Hopefully within 10 years...
KBK
1 / 5 (3) May 19, 2009
forget wi-fi. It is extremely hazardous to your health.

Stick to wired systems, if at all possible. I use speakerphone for example, and do not put my cordless phone near my head. Wireless power is a dangerous pipe dream. Wireless signal is not far behind. I use speakerphone on my cell, and rarely use it.

Cancer rates are UP massively..and only a bit of thinking, foresight, and acting will keep you off that list of dead and dying.

But it is a nice TV. however I don't watch major media, at all. No TV-period. Canned lies and distractions for the masses---don't work for me.

But I will take one as a computer monitor.
Bob_Kob
not rated yet May 20, 2009
But I will take one as a computer monitor.


Because the stuff thats on the internet are any better than tv media...

More news stories

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped ...

Airbnb rental site raises $450 mn

Online lodging listings website Airbnb inked a $450 million funding deal with investors led by TPG, a source close to the matter said Friday.

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

People with accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the ...

A homemade solar lamp for developing countries

(Phys.org) —The solar lamp developed by the start-up LEDsafari is a more effective, safer, and less expensive form of illumination than the traditional oil lamp currently used by more than one billion people ...

NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

Robonaut, the first out-of-this-world humanoid, is finally getting its space legs. For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up. This new pair of legs means the experimental robot—now stuck ...

Filipino tests negative for Middle East virus

A Filipino nurse who tested positive for the Middle East virus has been found free of infection in a subsequent examination after he returned home, Philippine health officials said Saturday.

Egypt archaeologists find ancient writer's tomb

Egypt's minister of antiquities says a team of Spanish archaeologists has discovered two tombs in the southern part of the country, one of them belonging to a writer and containing a trove of artifacts including reed pens ...