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LG's Shows Off World's Thinnest OLED TV at CES

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 69 comments

Sometimes the more interesting products at CES are not the ones companies are holding massive launch events for.

We first heard about LG’s 31-inch, super slim OLED TV back in August, when it was on show at IFA in Berlin. This morning we got a chance to meet the display face-to-face, though LG wasn’t willing to let us get our mucky fingerprints all over it and kept it in a plastic case the entire time. 



Measuring in at 31 inches and with a depth of 2.9mm, the panel supports both 2D and 3D imaging and, according to information from IFA in September, has a refresh rate of 600Hz. No word on price or release as there were no LG reps immediately available to answer questions. However, yesterday at its press conference, the company did say that it would be expanding on its OLED line this year, and promised a 31-inch OLED panel so hopefully we’ll see something similar to this available in the near future. Whether we’ll be able to afford it is a different kettle of fish altogether.


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    gsacks , January 7, 2011 2:48 AM
    That is thin enough. You can stop now.
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    chaosgs , January 7, 2011 2:41 AM
    Is "Infinite Contrast Ratio" even possible?
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    gsacks , January 7, 2011 2:48 AM
    That is thin enough. You can stop now.
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    joytech22 , January 7, 2011 2:52 AM
    This might just be me but.. i prefer chunkier screens of say, 2-3CM in thinkness because it lets me know it's strong enough to take geek rage at LAN's (Sometimes people bang their tables when they get annoyed, shaking screens across the table).
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    GoldenI , January 7, 2011 2:53 AM
    It's not thin enough - in about ten years I can see LED/OLED TVs being paper thin... literally, paper thin.
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    Darkk , January 7, 2011 2:55 AM
    This is got to be the cloesest thing to picture in a frame. OMG. Friggin amazing how thin it is!!

    However, at what cost?
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    two7unsuited , January 7, 2011 2:56 AM
    Infinite contrast ratio is possible if you can turn a pixel completely off. Impossibly thin, but look at those bezels, they are completely average.
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    carlhenry , January 7, 2011 2:56 AM
    joytech22This might just be me but.. i prefer chunkier screens of say, 2-3CM in thinkness because it lets me know it's strong enough to take geek rage at LAN's (Sometimes people bang their tables when they get annoyed, shaking screens across the table).


    this is perfect for eyefinity.
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , January 7, 2011 3:00 AM
    Its almost to thin, I am afraid it would break...
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , January 7, 2011 3:01 AM
    carlhenrythis is perfect for eyefinity.

    its still has about an inch black border...
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    JamesSneed , January 7, 2011 3:04 AM
    Im assuming infinite contrast is their way of saying it can do perfect white and black at the same time. Since this is an OLED which will not require a back light since the light source is the screen then yeah I guess in a way it has infinite contrast or proably more acuratly near perfect contrast. A 600Mhz refresh rate is pretty damn impressive as well.
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    soundping , January 7, 2011 3:06 AM
    Make a nice computer monitor.
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    aaron88_7 , January 7, 2011 3:22 AM
    carlhenrythis is perfect for eyefinity.

    lol....yea like anybody here would be able to afford 3 of those things!
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    robertking82881 , January 7, 2011 3:24 AM
    mark my words this will cost as much as a car or a house
    figure $60,000-300,000
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    robertking82881 , January 7, 2011 3:25 AM
    if you look at the price of current old tvs out there you get the idea
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    robertking82881 , January 7, 2011 3:25 AM
    oled* only the smalls ones 15$ are insane as is
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    robertking82881 , January 7, 2011 3:26 AM
    sory guys lol this need exit botton can go back and fix
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    robertking82881 , January 7, 2011 3:29 AM
    omg i fail
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    bison88 , January 7, 2011 3:54 AM
    chaosgsIs "Infinite Contrast Ratio" even possible?


    No, it's just marketing BS like 1,000,000:1 contrast ratios and the like, or reverse whatever they're doing now all it is, is meant to confuse customers and sucker them into looking at the numbers w/ bigger = better.
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    elcentral , January 7, 2011 5:01 AM
    well my 32" samsung led will live for 2 more years before i get a new one
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    cjl , January 7, 2011 5:14 AM
    bison88No, it's just marketing BS like 1,000,000:1 contrast ratios and the like, or reverse whatever they're doing now all it is, is meant to confuse customers and sucker them into looking at the numbers w/ bigger = better.


    Interestingly enough, this is the one case where you're wrong. The ridiculous dynamic contrast ratios advertised by LCDs are 100% marketing BS, and there is not really any difference between the ones advertising 10k:1 and 500k:1. However, since this is OLED, the black areas of the screen genuinely are black, with zero light emission. This gives an effectively infinite contrast ratio, and it doesn't even need any marketing BS to do it.
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