LG showcases world's thinnest LCD TVs

By Justin Mann on May 20, 2009, 4:55 PM
Showing off the latest advancements in LCD technology, LG has recently introduced 42” and 47” LCD panels that boast a thickness of a mere 5.9mm, making them the thinnest displays around using this technology. The displays are also lightweight, at around 14 and 16 pounds, respectively. LG didn't have to skimp on performance aspects apparently, as these thin panels are LED backlit, capable of 120Hz refresh rates and full HD resolution.


The displays have a “MPRT” refresh time of 8ms. While that doesn't directly translate to the same GTG refresh rate most people think of computer LCD displays in, it does mean that the display shouldn't have issues with ghosting or artifacts when watching fast-paced movies. In the demo pictures they place the display up against a coin, demonstrating how incredibly thin they are.

Although we have already seen OLED screens that are 3mm thick or even less, you will have a hard time finding anything close to this size and something that is nearing affordability. Thinner displays are just great all around, especially for anyone who wants to wall-mount a TV, just imagine one of these in your living room today.




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funkmesideways said:
"imagine one in my living room today"? And just how much difference will a few mm make in anyone's viewing pleasure?
Julio said:
To me it would make a difference... thinner display that looks gorgeous on your wall, plus it's about half as heavy as a similarly sized unit. Not bad.
TomSEA said:
After seeing that article a few days back on stretchable OLED displays, we're probably not a decade away from where these LCD panels will be roll-up mats that you throw on your wall whenever you want to change rooms.That 8ms refresh time ain't the greatest....
hamsteyr said:
They did mention this tom. "The displays have a “MPRT” refresh time of 8ms. While that doesn't directly translate to the same GTG refresh rate most people think of computer LCD displays in, it does mean that the display shouldn't have issues with ghosting or artifacts when watching fast-paced movies."I myself don't know much about LCD's in the sense of MPRT and GTG, but from what i'm reading its possibly maybe a 6ms equivalent of standard LCD? maybe. Something along those lines.Anyway, i'm also quite interested to seeing where LCD technologies go. I always have this huge fear of the wallmounted Samsung 42" LCD come crashing down because of the weight.Lighter the better... i know its a stupid fear but... meh >_>
Warrior-- said:
I hope having one of these in my room :D
Wendig0 said:
I'm imagining both the girl and the TV in my room ;)
gobbybobby said:
It looks fragile. I would break it.
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