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LG Makes 2.6mm Thick 42in HDTV

Gordon Kelly


LG Makes 2.6mm Thick 42in HDTV

We've officially entered the ice cream coated banana bus to Silly Land...

LG, presumably just for the headlines (*damn*), has announced a new world record: the world's thinnest LCD high definition TV. How thin? Oh just the usual 2.6mm!! Yep, that's roughly half the thickness of most coins and at just four kilograms you'll be able to hang it using a nail.

Dubbed the 'Extreme Slim' (reasonably apt), this bulimic set still measures in at an impressive 42 inches diagonally and will be on show at CES 2010. Little else was given up about the model, though a Full HD 1080p resolution is a cert and it is obviously LED backlit.

Perhaps most handy isn't the depth of the Extreme Slim though, but LG's enforced move to have a separate TV tuner box. I've long been arguing for a return to these both in terms of aesthetics and practicality since it means a single HDMI cable runs to the TV with the tuner box sitting by your home cinema kit. This results in easy access to your TV's ports and neat, short cables between it and your Blu-ray player, Xbox, etc.

So in short: dear manufacturers more separate tuner boxes, less making TVs with the constructional fortitude of an After Eight mint...


via I4U

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