It’s hard to get excited about world records when they get broken every few months. The world’s thinnest TV last year was around a quarter of an inch thick. According to a recent press release, LG now has a LCD panel that is just one tenth of an inch. Set to debut at CES 2010 early next month in Las Vegas, the 2.6 mm thick LCD TV has a 42 inch screen, 1080p resolution, 120 Hz refresh and weighs just 4 kg. The device is so thin that it will require a separate box for the digital tuner. There are more pics of the slim TV after the break.
I got into a debate with a friend recently about whether the future of displays will be ultra-thin panels, augmented reality contacts, or sophisticated projectors. I must admit that the race towards thinner LCDs is giving credence to his belief in panels. LG’s latest TV isn’t much thicker than a coin and it seems likely that 2010 will see even thinner models from competitors. Organic LEDs and flexible surfaces could soon give us cloth-like displays that could be incorporated almost anywhere: furniture, walls, vehicles, etc. These surfaces are going to change our world into a fully interactive digital environment. So muster a little enthusiasm for the world’s thinnest TV from LG. It may not hold the title for long, but it’s another good step in the right direction.
[photo credits: LG]