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

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not rated yet May 19, 2009
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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!
not rated yet May 19, 2009
Hopefully within 10 years...
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.
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...

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