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pixel_archived
Jan. 7th, '10, 9:33 am
LG flat-screen TV gets skinny

http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/TECH/01/06/lg.flatscreen/t1larg.jpg

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) -- Think your TV is pretty slim? After seeing LG's new television, you may want to put that flat-screen of yours on a diet.


The South Korean electronics manufacturer unveiled a television Wednesday that is less than 7 millimeters thick.


The product, which is so new it doesn't have a name, was brought on stage briefly during an LG press event at the Consumer Electronics Show (http://topics.cnn.com/topics/consumer_electronics) in Las Vegas, Nevada. It looked to be not much thicker than a piece of posterboard.


A spokeswoman said the TV should be available late this year.


Previously, LG's thinnest TV was 23.3 millimeters thick, or about three times as wide as the new hyper-slim television, said Woo Paik, LG (http://topics.cnn.com/topics/LG_Group)'s chief technology officer.


"This is a brand new product, and it's very exciting," Woo said at the event.


Few details on the super-skinny TV were immediately available. LG announced a number of new television products in its Infinia line, and representatives said most of the company's TVs this year will be connected to the Internet and to other home devices, a trend the industry calls "connected TV."


The company emphasized the diversity of its product lines -- from smartphones with projectors to energy-efficient washing machines -- and said 3-D television will soon be available from LG.


Source: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/01/06/lg.flatscreen/index.html



I nearly wept when I saw this thing.

Drake
Jan. 7th, '10, 9:45 am
Wow. Very cool. Im not sure i understand why i need my TV to be thinner though. 23 millimeters just sticks out too much? :)

Now if they can make me one with no borders at all, that would be cool.

Phoenix 2.0
Jan. 7th, '10, 9:47 am
that is insane!

you have to wonder how the port interface will work though, some port chambers are thicker than the TV!

bones56
Jan. 7th, '10, 10:36 am
This is the one of the big reasons why LCD beat out DLP, even though to this day i prefer a DLP over a LCD in regards to picture quality. I will eventually pick up a DLP before they are gone forever!!

Hmm, this looks nice!!

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05797553000P?vName=Computers%20&%20Electronics&cName=Televisions&sName=Projection&psid=FROOGLE01&sid=IDx20070921x00003a

https://www.ecomelectronics.com/getimage.phtml?id=102281&itype=&thumb=0

82 inches!!!

pixel_archived
Jan. 7th, '10, 10:49 am
Wow. Very cool. Im not sure i understand why i need my TV to be thinner though. 23 millimeters just sticks out too much? :)

Dude, quit harshin' my buzz!

Seriously though, it isn't so much about the difference between 23 and 7 mm as much as it is the progress of making the screens so thin for other applications. This sort of thing will help make laptops thinner and lighter and eventually can be applied to personal screens rather than having a central TV that everyone sits around. Until we get the brain embedded chips that hook up to our optical nerves, the video screen will have to do. :)

Drake
Jan. 7th, '10, 11:16 am
This is the one of the big reasons why LCD beat out DLP, even though to this day i prefer a DLP over a LCD in regards to picture quality. I will eventually pick up a DLP before they are gone forever!!

Hmm, this looks nice!!

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05797553000P?vName=Computers%20&%20Electronics&cName=Televisions&sName=Projection&psid=FROOGLE01&sid=IDx20070921x00003a

https://www.ecomelectronics.com/getimage.phtml?id=102281&itype=&thumb=0

82 inches!!!

Holy crap thats awsome. It even has a 3d glasses emitter connector, wtf is that?

Drake
Jan. 7th, '10, 11:16 am
Dude, quit harshin' my buzz!

Seriously though, it isn't so much about the difference between 23 and 7 mm as much as it is the progress of making the screens so thin for other applications. This sort of thing will help make laptops thinner and lighter and eventually can be applied to personal screens rather than having a central TV that everyone sits around. Until we get the brain embedded chips that hook up to our optical nerves, the video screen will have to do. :)

Ok good point.

have you seen this thing?

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/skiff-ebook-reader,news-5464.html

pixel_archived
Jan. 7th, '10, 11:33 am
That thing is awesome. Wow.

bones56
Jan. 7th, '10, 11:53 am
Holy crap thats awsome. It even has a 3d glasses emitter connector, wtf is that?

yeah it looks like this year is the Year of 3-D



LAS VEGAS This is supposedly the year 3-D television becomes the hot new thing: Updated sets and disc players are coming out, and 3-D cable channels are in the works. But it's not clear the idea will reach out and grab mainstream viewers.

Besides having to spring for expensive new TVs, people would have to put on awkward special glasses to give the picture the illusion of depth. That limits 3-D viewing to times when viewers can sit down and focus on a movie or show.

It's one thing to put on 3-D glasses in a theater, but "at home, you're with other people in the living room, running to the kitchen and doing other things," said Greg Ireland of the research firm IDC.

Unfazed by the potential hang-ups, the biggest TV makers began revealing their 3-D models Wednesday before the official opening of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics Co.'s consumer division, said in an interview that 10 percent to 14 percent of the roughly 35 million TVs sold in the U.S. this year will be 3-D-capable.

Samsung is determined to make 3-D a big feature on its more expensive TVs this year. It's teaming with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. to make the Blu-ray 3-D version of the movie "Monsters vs. Aliens" an exclusive for buyers of Samsung's 3-D TVs.

Panasonic Corp. said it will debut four 3-D sets this spring, but they won't be LCD sets, the most common type of flat panel. Instead, Panasonic is using plasma panels, saying the viewing quality will be superior to 3-D on LCDs.

Sony Corp. said its 3-D sets will be out this summer. Some will come with glasses; others will be "3-D ready," which means that buyers will have to buy a separate plug-in device and glasses for 3-D viewing.

LG Electronics Inc. said it will introduce 47-inch and 55-inch flat-panel TVs with 3-D capabilities in May.

LG didn't announce exact prices for its new sets. But Tim Alessi, director of product development at LG Electronics USA, said 3-D TV sets will likely cost $200 to $300 more than comparable flat-panel sets without 3-D capabilities, which already run more than $1,000.




More here:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100107/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_gadget_show3_d


For me, i don't know that i want to wear a pair of glasses everytime i go to watch a movie also cost will be important as i probably won't want to spend the extra money!! I just saw Avatar in 3-D at the Imax theater, it was good for sure but i think its also forgettable too!!

PLAYMKR
Jan. 7th, '10, 1:18 pm
That TV looks awesome, but I must be getting old...lol

I would rather pay down the debt I have, than invest $5000+ in a single TV.

It sure is nice though...lol

KT
Jan. 7th, '10, 2:23 pm
it's just incredible :shock:. I'm sure one day we will see 1mm screens.

Sorta wish I kept my 3D glasses from Avatar for all the new 3D movies coming out.

OldTimeHockey
Jan. 11th, '10, 9:41 am
Very cool! But like said before, how thin does it really need to be? If you hang it on the wall, are they going to develop an even thinner wall hanger since it doesn't have to hold as much weight? When you hang it on the wall, its usually over a mantle or over some piece of furniture housing your componants anyways.

For a TV so thin, I wouldn't be surprised if they had a control box that communicates wirelessly with the TV, and the cable box, XBOX, blu ray all just plug into the control box.

I'm still happy with my 1.2" thin TV. :D

darktrc
Jan. 11th, '10, 11:22 am
That's retarded...in a good way lol.

OSB
Jan. 12th, '10, 8:42 pm
The only thing flatter I've seen recently is the Wings playing against the Isles tonight. Not ragging on the Isles who are putting together a good game. The Wings are definitely a carpenter's dream right now.

GrandmasterB
Jan. 12th, '10, 8:59 pm
That TV looks awesome, but I must be getting old...lol

I would rather pay down the debt I have, than invest $5000+ in a single TV.

It sure is nice though...lol

That's not being old...that's being financially responsible.

pixel_archived
Jan. 12th, '10, 9:02 pm
That's not being old...that's being financially responsible.

*yawn* Oh god... I fell asleep for a second there.


:D

FluKy
Jan. 13th, '10, 8:32 am
That's not being old...that's being financially responsible.

come on you live in the states where credit doesnt matter right :p

Jcon77
Jan. 13th, '10, 8:36 am
come on you live in the states where credit doesnt matter right :p

Ha ha ha. :indifferent:
Some of us care about our finances. We're the ones that pay our bills and keep this country (barely) afloat. :showoff: