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LG Makes 2.6mm Thick 42in HDTV

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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...

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via I4U

ilovethemonkeyhead

December 22, 2009, 5:33 am

i think they moved to the *presumably* wireless tuner box because a hdmi connector itself is thicker than the tv.

Turin

December 22, 2009, 6:04 am

Luddites! The thinner the better in my opinion. I yearn for the days of paper thin LCD TV's so I can fold a 40-incher into my pocket.





Seriously though, if they're going to make wall hanging TV's as thin as this, they should deploy their engineers to solving the wireless HDMI problem, and while they're at it, wireless power too.





Now that would be a "World's First..." that would actually matter, rather than this arbitrary one-up over rival manufacturers that will no doubt be bested come CES.

Vivid

December 22, 2009, 1:42 pm

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





Best opening line ever, I promise to use it during my next design review.

David 33

December 22, 2009, 1:50 pm

I think you mean 'anorexic' rather than 'bulimic', unless, of course, the TV vomits the rubbish one watches on it all over you.

Keithe6e

December 22, 2009, 3:48 pm

@So in short: dear manufacturers more separate tuner boxes,





Even better, an option for no tuner box at all. IOW: A monitor. I've been using Media boxes etc for a while now, having all these extra HDMI's, Scart, Digital TV, Analog, Composite etc etc, is just wasted on me. I know you can buy TV's with all this taken out, but for some stupid reason they usually end up costing a lot more. So if this one cable was just a single HDMI, happy days.. :)

Premfab

December 23, 2009, 12:25 am

Why?





All this effort for slimness (at the cost of picture quality) that nobody needs!!

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