LG Display claims world's thinnest TV panel

Dec 21, 2009
A promoter shows off liquid crystal display (LCD) television panels in Seoul earlier this year. South Korea's LG Display said Monday it has developed the world's thinnest LCD television panel, measuring 2.6 millimetres (0.1 inches).

South Korea's LG Display said Monday it has developed the world's thinnest LCD television panel, measuring 2.6 millimetres (0.1 inches).

The company, the world's second largest maker of (LCDs), said the panel uses an ultra-slim, edge-lit light emitting diode backlight system and proprietary optical film technology.

It said in a statement the 42-inch panel weighs less than 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds), making it ideal for wall-mounted TVs.

LG Display said it would showcase the product at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas early next year.

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Bob_Kob
not rated yet Dec 21, 2009
I'm waiting for the day when they will be cheap enough to cover a wall in them to make a huge screen.
antialias
5 / 5 (5) Dec 21, 2009
Do what I do: Get a LED projector. Cheaper than any LCD screen and gives you that home-movie feeling and a huge diagonal (OK so you have to draw the curtains because the contrast doesn't compare but so what?)

I'm never going back to using TV-panels.
RayCherry
not rated yet Dec 21, 2009
That's one way of shifting the last of the LCD modules - using LED backlighting and advertising that these LCD screens use LED technology.
:-/

Perhaps the LED backlighting is a little cheaper than the preceding systems, but why are they selling LCD screens when they could be selling LED screens and significantly reducing the energy requirements per unit?

I understand supply chaining, and the power of the discounted LCD pricing this season is attractive for pushing the old technology. Also, this season is the changeover period from LCD to LED and so LED screens are maintaining significantly higher prices to permit the LCD stock to pass through.

However, if the LCD screens are so much more power efficient, does it make sence to push even more LCD screens through this 'window of opportunity' rather than decrease production of the LCD modules and bring down the prices of LED modules as soon as possible?
SincerelyTwo
not rated yet Dec 21, 2009
RayCherry,

LED screens can't have as high physical resolution. Though LED back lit offers drastic increase in brightness and it seems color quality for what ever reason. Dell's G2410 is an LED back lit TN display which nearly matches their entry line IPS display in all aspects, the color isn't as 'vivid', but it's amazing to see that TN has improved this much.

There are four main types of displays that all LCD's are based on, research; TN, MVA, PVA (cPVA*), IPS (eIPS*). In parenthesis I've denoted the latest generation of a couple display types.

Now, you might not want energy saving, I don't, I can afford to choose color quality. I highly appreciate and desire color quality and good contrast. I usually always fork out for IPS based displays. IMO*

antialias has it right though, for a tv, or a media center, projection is it. No one should be buying TV's anymore, I think people do only because everything now ASSUMES projectors are 'too expensive'. Google.

Where's SED?! I WANT!
LKD
not rated yet Dec 21, 2009
What happened to OLED's? That is a far better product in all respects except life expectancy.
NameIsNotNick
not rated yet Dec 21, 2009
Except life expectancy... that's the deal breaker!

What happened to OLED's? That is a far better product in all respects except life expectancy.

PPihkala
not rated yet Dec 21, 2009
LaserTV is the way to go. That means actually laser projection TV. It's energy efficient and the color mapping is the best available. And no ghosting as in LCD. Only problem is currently the price: They ask for 6000 USD for a 65" panel.
Eco_R1
not rated yet Dec 22, 2009
oled is in the pipeline, but you really think they will play all their cards at once?

tap lcd till its dry, then move to new tech, and so on and so on...

led will someday walk the same route.