LG Gearing Up For CES 2010 With World’s Thinnest LCD TV (Pics)

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Damn. That's thin.
Damn. That's thin.

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.

LG's new ultra thin LCD TV still gets brilliant pictures with 1080p and 120 Hz.
LG's new ultra thin LCD TV still gets brilliant pictures with 1080p and 120 Hz.
I wonder how easy it would be to connect several such TVs into a big multi-screen you could fold up.
I wonder how easy it would be to connect several such TVs into a big multi-screen you could fold up.

[photo credits: LG]