LG Display unveils world's thinnest TV panel

By Jos ยท 10 replies
Dec 21, 2009
  1. Taking a break from the multitude of 3D-related announcements LG is drawing our attention towards another big selling point for today's HDTVs. The company has unveiled a 42-inch 1080p panel that's just 2.6mm (or 0.1 inch) thick, surpassing the world's thinnest record set by Samsung Electronics at 3.9 millimeters, and significantly improving upon their previous 5.9mm thick model.

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  2. shossofe

    shossofe TS Enthusiast Posts: 47

    wow, that's really thin. hmmm, now to make a TV screen that hovers over a small orb......

    .1 inches is too thin. I'll just stick to my fat TV's.
  3. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    Yeah, i think i would be afraid of it snapping in two as soon as it gets hit with a nerf ball.
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +859

    That's crazy thin. I'll have to see it to believe it. And agree with compdata - first time something bumps into it, what's going to happen?
  5. Talk about "Cutting edge technology". Are they making weapons? These things "God forbid" are killers in case a twister hits. Also... thieves beware!!!
  6. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    What I don't get is what makes super flat screens so attractive - they sit on a wall or in a corner and it's not like anybody will take the effort to look around the side and say "ooh that's really thin". Because LED TVs have better picture quality than regular LCDs then yeah, maybe the thinness is a bonus, but it certainly wouldn't make a difference if it was 2.6mm or 5.9mm or whatever.
  7. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    Stealing a 42 inch 9 pound tv? That sounds easy. I'll just stack them up and take like 3-4 and I can still run for it loL!
  8. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    This is what I've been looking for! An HD TV that I can shave with!

    What does the shipping carton look like? Pizza box?

    Now, if they could only price these sets per inch I might be able to really afford one. I hope they're still working on making them affordable and not just thin.
  9. pkww2

    pkww2 TS Rookie

    Price will be sky rocking high when they hit the market, and still not too many people will buy it even you have tons of $$$ to spend!
  10. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    haha cutting edge -- nice one
  11. you could probably stick that on a wall with double-sided scotch tape!!!
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