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    News - LG shows off worlds thinnest TV

    31in OLED screen gives a glimpse into the future of the company’s TVs
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    Re: News - LG shows off worlds thinnest TV

    Nice to see LG throwing down the gauntlet to the other manufacturers if nothing else ...

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    Re: News - LG shows off worlds thinnest TV

    Is it just me who isn't bothered by the thinness of a screen.

    Yes the jump from the bulky CRTs to LCD is welcome, but the jump from a nice thin LCD to stupidly thin just doesn't seem to have much benefit.

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    Re: News - LG shows off worlds thinnest TV

    I can personally see a couple of (superficial admittedly) benefits of super-thin screens: 1. they look awesome and 2. they'd wall-mount really nicely.

    Much more significant than thin-ness though is the improvement in picture quality over standard LED. Can't wait to see one of these on demo

    Minor aside: where do the cables go? In the base? doesn't look like there's much room...
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    Re: News - LG shows off worlds thinnest TV

    I'd rather they made the border smaller than the TV thinner tbh.

    And yeah, where are the cables gonna go? It can't be the base cos then you wouldn't be able to wallmount it.

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    Re: News - LG shows off worlds thinnest TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Is it just me who isn't bothered by the thinness of a screen.

    Yes the jump from the bulky CRTs to LCD is welcome, but the jump from a nice thin LCD to stupidly thin just doesn't seem to have much benefit.
    It's not really about the width though is it... As the article says it's about providing a better image... The exact opposite of nevermind the quality, feel the width. The thinness is just headline grabbing / e-peen comparing.

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    Re: News - LG shows off worlds thinnest TV

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    I'd rather they made the border smaller than the TV thinner tbh.

    And yeah, where are the cables gonna go? It can't be the base cos then you wouldn't be able to wallmount it.
    Probably in a breakout box with proprietary wireless short range connection for the picture data. Sony (?) already do this IIRC.

    Personally I'd be worried about the strength of this.... <3mm and that size it's going to break if you aren't very very careful moving it, imagine knocking it and it shattering!

    Personally anything under a few centimetres seems fine to me, I certainly wouldn't pay a thinness premium, I don't care if it stick off the wall a bit really.

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    Re: News - LG shows off worlds thinnest TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Yes the jump from the bulky CRTs to LCD is welcome, but the jump from a nice thin LCD to stupidly thin just doesn't seem to have much benefit.
    They should be lighter, so the requirement for bulky/ugly wall fixing should be less which for me is a turn off for attaching one to the wall at the moment.
    They will display a better picture and require less electricity to use, even less electricity than the current LED models, I know id be happier with a lower bill.

    I know not megga benefits but enough for some people to buy early at the higher price and for the rest of us a natural transition for when the current TV breaks down.

    I personally think its the right way forward, but I wont be spending 6K on the first models. The pricing was the same with the 1st LCD's/Plasma's etc... so hopefully the price should be near reasonable by 2012/2013.

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    Re: News - LG shows off worlds thinnest TV

    I would think they would use less power too, so mounting them closer to a wall, or even directly into it without the 1"+ gap would be possible.

    I considered hanging my Hitachi LCD like a painting with a length of steel cable and a secure fixing into a joist, but it would look daft in my current living room. It's one of the first gen LEC back lit LCDs and is surprisingly light for a 42" screen.

    On the subject of breaking them, I can't see it myself. Some laptops have surprisingly this screens and you don't see them breaking that often. In fact, I think laptop screens are less prone to cracking than they ever used to be. the materials used, while being thinner, are much more flexible so less likely to shatter.

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