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Samsung Unveils 3.9mm Thick HDTV

Gordon Kelly


Samsung Unveils 3.9mm Thick HDTV

Given you will still need a web bracket just when does the fad for ever thinner HDTVs become utterly pointless? I'd say about now...

Samsung has unveiled a new prototype 40in LED TV panel which is just 3.9mm thick and no I didn't misplace the decimal point, we are indeed talking slimmer than a pencil and a whole 2mm (which is actually proportionately huge) less than LG's previous industry leading 5.9mm waifs.

The key word (not overly stressed in this announcement) however is 'panel' - this is not a complete TV, you will need a casing around it which will add some (if not much) bulk and there's no word on when/if it will be heading to retail channels. That said, dimensional gimmicks aside, it would be welcome since the panel sports a 120Hz refresh rate and 5,000:1 contrast ratio as well as the goes-without-saying Full HD native resolution.

From a practical standpoint, I suppose we can credit this set for also likely being the easiest to snap lightest 40 incher around which should make installation easy. Then again this is all tediously reminiscent of other industry battlegrounds: megapixels, gigahertz, refresh rates, contrast ratios, etc which ultimately became meaningless.

Then again, it is REALLY thin... ;)


via akihabaranews


October 26, 2009, 9:01 pm

I can't believe companies waste so much money on such a stupid idea!

Who needs a TV that thin!!! Its 40" its not like you can put it in a bag and carry it around, once your installed its friggin' sorted!!!

Stupid rich people!


October 26, 2009, 9:50 pm

In a few years we could have picture frame style tvs that are light enough to hang on the wall like a picture. Add in wifi, wireless HDMi and a source of wireless power and well....


October 26, 2009, 10:17 pm

I'll skip this, waiting for OLED wallpaper!!!


October 26, 2009, 11:48 pm

Oh man I can't wait! We are so close to two dimensional tvs!


October 27, 2009, 1:17 pm

What a complete waste of effort! If they really want to impress us, they need to produce a tv that you can roll up and stick to whatever wall you want on the spur of the moment. Or better still, how about one you can screw up and chuck in your bag like a piece of paper. Or, for that matter, in the bin... bring on the disposable, use once, 40 inch LED TV. Yeah!


October 27, 2009, 3:03 pm

come on sammy make it under 3.5mm and then youve got my money because 3.9 is still too bulky for my room right now

Charm El Snake

October 27, 2009, 9:13 pm

My ideal telly of the future:

Wafer thin wall mounted

External upgradable wireless tuner/receiver


Many Mhz

24 fps


Display photos when not being used as a TV

Built in cameras so that it doubles as a mirror

This Samsung is a step towards my dream... ;o)

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