Sharp has announced its new slim LCD TV: 29mm thick at its widest point and 20mm at its thinnest point. For my American friends, that's between 1.14 inches and 0.78 inches thick. Sharp claims the contrast ratio will be 100,000:1 and the living contrast would be 3000:1. The panel would reproduce 150% of the NTSC color ratio and have a 4 ms response time. Sharp doesn't specify how large the TV is, but does note that the weight for the TV will be 55 pounds and it will consume 140kWh of electricity per year. Sharp noted that its Osaka Sakai factory would be ready to produce the panels by March of 2010, if all goes as planned, but did not give a release date or a price point.
News source: DailyTech