Friday, August 24, 2007

Don't Adjust Your Set: This is a 50'' LCD TV That's as Thin as a Tube of Lipstick

Imagine an LCD TV that’s just 20mm thin, boasts 100,000:1 contrast, reproduces 150% of the standard NTSC colour gamut, and only uses an average of 140 kWh/year. Sound impossible? Perhaps futuristic, even? Well, such a display isn’t that far off the horizon: Sharp Electronics has already built a prototype that fits the bill.

The display measures 29 mm thin at the frame, and just 20 mm within the main display section. At 50-inches in size and weighing 25 kg, Sharp says the LCD would consume just 140 kWh a year, based on the average of 4.5 hours of daily use.

It will likely be a very long time before such a model actually come to fruition as a saleable product, but it’s an interesting look into the future of flat-panel TV, and exciting evidence that development in this category shows no signs of slowing down. If you haven't joined the flat-panel train yet, it's about time you jump on!

[Photo: This is just one concept design of Sharp’s prototype 20mm thin LCD TV that has already been developed in Japan].


Lee_D said...

That is one hot looking television.

Anonymous said...

Now if US& Canadian TV stations would only broadcast some quality movies and shows rather then constantly showing Iraq and Afghanistan stuff.