LG Announces Thinnest 42” LCD Ever

Posted Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 10:30 AM PST by

After setting the record back in May with a six millimeter thick display, LG cuts the size in half, and then some.

LG announced today that it has created the thinnest LCD television ever, and will be showing it at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show. We can’t wait to see the incredibly slim set. The ultra thin display measures a mere 2.6mm deep.

To give a sense of scale, a standard female connector on an HDMI cable is 4.45mm thick. A nickel is 1.95mm thick. The forty-two inch LED backlit LCD display that LG is showing off is thicker than a nickel, but thinner than a standard HDMI cable, and it weighs in at less than nine pounds.

The astonishingly thin display isn’t a slouch in the video department as one might expect. It displays video at a full 1080p resolution and at a 120Hz refresh rate. It features edge based LED backlighting and a proprietary optical film technology.

The company says that this display would look amazing mounted on a wall, and we’re inclined to believe them. I’d hate to be the one handling it though, such a light and thin set is almost certainly anything but rugged.

LG isn’t saying much more about the TV at the moment, except that it will be on display for all to see in just a few months.

Source: LG

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