LG makes the world's thinnest HDTV

The world's second largest LCD maker in the world, LG, has designed the thinnest HDTV in the world, measuring 2.6mm (or 0.1 inch) thick. LG showed off a working 42 and 47" HDTV that weighs 4 kilograms, making this HDTV ideal for mounting on just about any wall.

The 42" panel weighs less than 4 kilograms, runs at 120Hz refresh rate, and displays full 1080p (1920x1080) resolution. The two HDTV's are as thin as two American dimes and use LED-lit backlight and proprietary optical film technology for the display.

LG has improved over their previous 5.9mm HDTV, making this the world's thinnest consumer product, but the TV will not be for sale, just yet. LG will show off their LED-lit backlight HDTV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2010 in Las Vegas.

Neowin will be at CES 2010 in Las Vegas to bring you live coverage from January 4 to 10.


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edge is thin, body is thick. we have seen enough of this gimmicks, same as those from LG's neighbor Samsung.
and LG's borderless TV crap.

after all, it is still an LCD TV with LED backlit, but it is better than the non-LED backlit LCDs.

for best picture quality in a flat panel TV, you still should go for plasma. LCDs just look aweful if you don't view 1080p source.
even on 1080p, plasma is still better.

Mmm I like, time to start saving to upgrade my current 27" LCD I noticed a slim Samsung the other day, but I think as fas electronics go that's sexy!

cerealfreak said,
Mmm I like, time to start saving to upgrade my current 27" LCD I noticed a slim Samsung the other day, but I think as fas electronics go that's sexy!

Indeed. Samsung is slightly fatter - 29,9 mm, but way better designed.

so power saving and weighing 2 fifths a f all don't count then not to mention better viewing angle sharper picture better blacks (instead of smudgy dark grey)

Weight is the only of those features attributable to thinness. Unless you believe they can only be accomplished via thin edges.

noPCtoday said,
I think this is the point where every body in this thread agrees.


After living in Japan and touring the Far East for several years when I was in the Navy, I can honestly say that Asian girls don't really do anything for me. Give me a hot redhead any day!

BigBoobLover said,
After living in Japan and touring the Far East for several years when I was in the Navy, I can honestly say that Asian girls don't really do anything for me. Give me a hot redhead any day!

Party Pooper!

Ridlas said,
Hot Asian girls are hot.

Yes they are, in the same way that Ugly Asian girls are ugly, and a Blue lightbulb is blue, and a Round table is round. You get the idea

TCLN Ryster said,
Yes they are, in the same way that Ugly Asian girls are ugly, and a Blue lightbulb is blue, and a Round table is round. You get the idea :)

Do you know I was thinking the same thing as you re hot girl but you made me LOL literally, not somethig I do after writing for 12 hours thank you

I started studying in Malaysia and I still find it difficult to differentiate the Asians subgroups , a Chinese looks almost the same as Phillipinoes and Japanese , although I am slowly getting the hang of the subconscious science of nationality differentiation. And also in my opinions , few Asians are hot , most are cute ( like a puppy, except they are mostly unfriendly).

The LCD itself is beautiful , recently we got a Samesung LCD , and believe me the thinness does contribute a large amount of eye candy, especcialy in a well lit room. I am more fired up about OLED though , cant wait to see how thin a laptop can be.

I gotta hand it to LG.. they make nice stuff.. but I still can associate that brand from a Fridge.. everytime i see their logo.. I think Fridge..lol

So never will I buy anything LG

dimithrak said,
I gotta hand it to LG.. they make nice stuff.. but I still can associate that brand from a Fridge.. everytime i see their logo.. I think Fridge..lol

So never will I buy anything LG


You'll never buy anything from LG because they also make fridges? What sort of lame reason is that?

They didn't start out by making fridges. I first knew the company from CRT computer monitors back when the company was called Goldstar (btw, thats what the G in LG stands for. The L stands for Lucky in case you care.).

Interesting after a quick bit of research on Wikipedia, it seems the LG group also contains the Coca Cola Beverage Company too... I guess that means you're not allowed to drink any of the Coca Cola company drinks too because LG also make fridges... right? (this last comment assumed Wikipedia is correct).

TCLN Ryster said,

You'll never buy anything from LG because they also make fridges? What sort of lame reason is that?

They didn't start out by making fridges. I first knew the company from CRT computer monitors back when the company was called Goldstar (btw, thats what the G in LG stands for. The L stands for Lucky in case you care.).

Interesting after a quick bit of research on Wikipedia, it seems the LG group also contains the Coca Cola Beverage Company too... I guess that means you're not allowed to drink any of the Coca Cola company drinks too because LG also make fridges... right? (this last comment assumed Wikipedia is correct).

no i never meant it like that... its just choice over brands.. Coca Cola existed way before LG ... so its a different story.. its just my perception of the brand... thats all

personally i would like to drink a cold coke from an LG fridge while watching my shiny new LG LED TV all japanese companies are like a cartwheel the central hub is a bank and each spoke is a different company but all share technologies via the rim so so what else do LG make / own besides fridges coke and tv's

Atlonite said,
personally i would like to drink a cold coke from an LG fridge while watching my shiny new LG LED TV all japanese companies are like a cartwheel the central hub is a bank and each spoke is a different company but all share technologies via the rim so so what else do LG make / own besides fridges coke and tv's

LG is Korean

I have no problem buying a product from a company that makes different things if the product is good. LG makes good products, so I would be glad to get one of their tvs...

Atlonite said,
personally i would like to drink a cold coke from an LG fridge while watching my shiny new LG LED TV all japanese companies are like a cartwheel the central hub is a bank and each spoke is a different company but all share technologies via the rim so so what else do LG make / own besides fridges coke and tv's

+10

wait, is it really 2.5mm thin or is it just the edge that's 2.5mm thin and the back of the TV is curved like some apple products? there is a big difference, it's like having 15" screen with a 19" border, and the border is knife sharp, then you can say, OH, The TV is 0.1mm thin!

Edit: I read the article, I don't see any side view pictures. I remain skeptical.

noPCtoday said,
wait, is it really 2.5mm thin or is it just the edge that's 2.5mm thin and the back of the TV is curved like some apple products? there is a big difference, it's like having 15" screen with a 19" border, and the border is knife sharp, then you can say, OH, The TV is 0.1mm thin!

Edit: I read the article, I don't see any side view pictures. I remain skeptical.

It's most likely following the same as OLED tv's and it's whole panel is 2.6mm across whole back and the tuners been placed in the base or in the spine of the stand of some sort along with ports as 2.6mm is about the width of an HDMI port so definitely can't put them on or around the screen

Digix said,
lol taking it out of box would be interesting trying not to snap it or have it wobble :P

Not just that but imagine a kid putting it's fingers on it, and accidently pushing it back/forwards?

Farchord said,
Not just that but imagine a kid putting it's fingers on it, and accidently pushing it back/forwards?

Most definitely would love to see a kid put their finger right through the tv lol

Digix said,
lol taking it out of box would be interesting trying not to snap it or have it wobble :P

Yeah, that's a good point. You'd have to be reeeeeeeeaaaaaaaallllllly careful...

It'll look nice when wallmounted. But I'd rather they focus on image over thickness. Current LCD/LED aren't bad as is.

what said,
Great stuff, but is it really strictly necessary?

And was LED technology strictly necessary when fluorescent tube LCDs were good enough, or were LCD panels for computers strictly necessary when CRT monitors were good enough?

Small incremental improvements are what technology advancement is all about, dont' hate it.

Xero said,
It'll look nice when wallmounted. But I'd rather they focus on image over thickness. Current LCD/LED aren't bad as is.

Yes, because their huge team of employees can only work on one aspect of technology development at once. /sarcasm

Xero said,
Do yo work for LG? Why'd you get your panties ina twist over our comments?

Because your comments are a lot like the "all you'll ever need is 640k of RAM" comments from years back. Technology advances every year, deal with it.

Typical marketing bulldust. Sure maybe its 2.6mm at the edge, but it looks about 10 times that at the base, with different widths in between. About time the regulations about false advertising were enforced. make an example of these guys.

Think you better edit your picture there. The original poster (where your image came from) made a mistake and posted the wrong image from the wrong TV which he recanted a full hour before your post.

Tim Dawg said,
Think you better edit your picture there. The original poster (where your image came from) made a mistake and posted the wrong image from the wrong TV which he recanted a full hour before your post.

Thanks for the heads up there. That's good to know.