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LG's New Cinema 3D Smart TVs Have 1mm Bezel

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LG will introduce its Cinema Screen Design this week at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, bringing 1-mm bezels to its 2012 lineup.

LG said on Sunday that it will introduce its Cinema Screen Design this week at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. This design will be featured in a new lineup of Cinema 3D Smart TVs for 2012 that reduces the bezel to just 1-mm thick (or thin, depending on your perspective).

"The Cinema Screen Design translates the latest advances in LG’s display technology into an aesthetically superior form," the company said. "Bezels that surround the new Cinema 3D Smart TVs have been slimmed down to negligible levels, removing physical obstructions to allow greater immersion of 3D effects, reminiscent of movie screens at cinemas."

The company will also reveal new Cinema 3D glasses set to hit the market this year that are reportedly 20-percent lighter than the previous model. Also exposed will be LG's Dual Play glasses and technology that allows gamers to play simultaneously in a split-screen environment on one TV but still view full screens via the glasses.

"Players see two entirely different full images, as opposed to the traditional split screen, where each player has to focus on half the screen," the company said. "Meanwhile, 3D Sound Zooming generates audio output that is synchronized with the location and movement of the various on-screen objects, so immersive sound can complement immersive visuals."

Cinema Smart TVs launching in 2012 will also come packed with a library of over 1,200 apps, a variety of premium content services (including 3D World which provides a growing number of 3D content), and a built-in 2D to 3D conversion engine.

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    rawful , January 9, 2012 6:06 PM
    That gaming split-screen advance sounds pretty incredible, I would love to see it in action.
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    warezme , January 9, 2012 7:17 PM
    Nice now please make me a similar computer monitor, at least 24" in size, 120Hz, 4ms or less refresh, high contrast, True IPS wide angle views, RGB of at least 90%, and blacks as dark as night. (I can dream, can't I)
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    rawful , January 9, 2012 6:06 PM
    That gaming split-screen advance sounds pretty incredible, I would love to see it in action.
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    mikenygmail , January 9, 2012 6:08 PM
    The bottom bezel is much more than 1 mm.
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    Anonymous , January 9, 2012 6:24 PM
    stm1185I'd rather have it 4 inches think with 4k resolution then 1mm thick with 1080p. 3D and Thickness is just holding back true picture improvements with the next jump in resolution and hopefully frame rate.

    Maybe to you but others might differ.
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    Gulli , January 9, 2012 6:25 PM
    stm1185I'd rather have it 4 inches think with 4k resolution then 1mm thick with 1080p. 3D and Thickness is just holding back true picture improvements with the next jump in resolution and hopefully frame rate.


    Why do you want 4k resolution? It's not like you'd see the difference from 12 feet (4 meters) away. HD is fine, unless you have a cinema screen in your living room and have to sit really close to it.
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    joebob2000 , January 9, 2012 6:28 PM
    rawfulThat gaming split-screen advance sounds pretty incredible, I would love to see it in action.


    It's the exact same process as 3d only it distinguishes between two people instead of two eyes; they show one frame for Player 1 when their glasses are aligned, then one frame for Player 2, when their glasses are aligned, etc.
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    CaedenV , January 9, 2012 7:01 PM
    stm1185I'd rather have it 4 inches think with 4k resolution then 1mm thick with 1080p. 3D and Thickness is just holding back true picture improvements with the next jump in resolution and hopefully frame rate.

    First, it is 1mm thick on the bevel, loosing bevel thickness is an improvement, though I agree with you about how thick/deep the screen is. Nobody really cares about that. The big picture improvements will come with OLED as LED/LCD tech is nearly as good as it can pratically get (though the high end screen do look pretty damn good).

    As for 2K and 4K content I am with you. 16:9 is not wide enough to meet cinema standards without cropping/letterboxing, and for computer viewing it is not quite wide enough to have 2 full pages side-by-side (though it will do many, just not places like Tom's). I think most screens will be 2K when the standard comes out (it's only ~100px wider than 1080p), but there really is no need to go to 4K except for projectors and TVs over 50".
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    warezme , January 9, 2012 7:17 PM
    Nice now please make me a similar computer monitor, at least 24" in size, 120Hz, 4ms or less refresh, high contrast, True IPS wide angle views, RGB of at least 90%, and blacks as dark as night. (I can dream, can't I)
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    freggo , January 9, 2012 7:37 PM
    GulliWhy do you want 4k resolution? It's not like you'd see the difference from 12 feet (4 meters) away. HD is fine, unless you have a cinema screen in your living room and have to sit really close to it.


    Not sure if you have seen a 4k display in action.
    There "IS" a difference on panels as small as 30" if you have 4k content. Of course if you use it to view images from your PC the difference is very obvious as well.

    So how about a 4k screen with NO bezel ? :-)

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    husker , January 9, 2012 8:02 PM
    For people who think the thickness of either the screen or the bezel is not important, think again. In ten years time this technology will make the materials, manufacturing, storage, and shipping costs all much lower leading to lower overall product price. It will also make much larger screens possible, removing the practical obstruction of weight vs. size/stability. Basically, an entire wall or multiple walls in a room can be giant displays.
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    jldevoy , January 9, 2012 8:04 PM
    The bottom bezel probably has the speakers behind it.
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    ricdiculus , January 9, 2012 8:37 PM
    rawfulThat gaming split-screen advance sounds pretty incredible, I would love to see it in action.


    If there is a best buy near you, they most likely have a 24" Sony model on display with a PS3. It works but still suffers from most of the same issues as current gen 3D models (brightness, flicker, etc.)
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    pedro_mann , January 9, 2012 9:04 PM
    GulliWhy do you want 4k resolution? It's not like you'd see the difference from 12 feet (4 meters) away. HD is fine, unless you have a cinema screen in your living room and have to sit really close to it.

    Just for a test, hook a laptop hdmi output into your tv and try to web browse. It is a dismal experience. That is what us HTPC enthusiasts get with a 1080p monitor, barely readable text and you have to hit ctrl+ a bunch of times then it is like browsing on a 640x480 monitor. Just go look at large 30" monitors and tell me what resolution they run at (2560x1600) Now lets jump up to a 55" screen. See where this is going?

    The quickest advance will be to the text readability on a computer based source, the pixel density needs to be at least 4k to improve usability, 8k would be even better.

    O.K. So how about non-PC sourced feeds? Like your cable box. Have you ever noticed how junky a left to right pan looks when you are watching tv? Part of the problem is cable companies awful compression, but the other problem is because of aliasing. I could see a 4k tv up-sampling and doing some video tricks and truly creating a beautiful picture from a 1080p source.

    Let's just try to think outside of the box and enjoy the benefits of evolving technology, instead of being haters.
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    nebun , January 9, 2012 9:05 PM
    this is sexy....i really don't want any 3d crap on it......i want pure colors and efficiency
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    wifiwolf , January 9, 2012 9:50 PM
    huskerFor people who think the thickness of either the screen or the bezel is not important, think again. In ten years time this technology will make the materials, manufacturing, storage, and shipping costs all much lower leading to lower overall product price. It will also make much larger screens possible, removing the practical obstruction of weight vs. size/stability. Basically, an entire wall or multiple walls in a room can be giant displays.


    Like every year, there will always be a new reason to sell you a mainstream TV at 800$ US or 800€ in EU
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    stevo777 , January 9, 2012 11:12 PM
    I just wonder if the TV is hard to handle with such a small bezel. Getting it out of the box, and putting it on a table must not be that easy without putting your hands/pressure on the actual screen, which is probably undesirable.
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    Cash091 , January 9, 2012 11:26 PM
    I think the dual play glasses are a really cool feature, but they are ten years too late! When was the last time any of us have played a split screen game?! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the idea as I would much rather play multiplayer games with my friends IN MY HOUSE than across the web. Thing is, services like XBox Live and PSN are killing split screen! Hell, Golden Eye 007 made split screen fps's FAMOUS and the latest round didn't even offer it! My buddies and I used to play Red Faction 2 for HOURS and Guerilla also left SC out! The only games I could see this being used on is Halo and COD.
    I know that this isnt the main selling point of this TV, but ten years ago people would have ate this up(myself included)!!!
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    ap3x , January 10, 2012 12:21 AM
    rawfulThat gaming split-screen advance sounds pretty incredible, I would love to see it in action.



    The new Sony LCD for the PS3 is out now and it does exactly that. It is a 32 inches and the picture quality is not that great but it does what LG is describing. It is pretty amazing.

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/06/06/new-3d-display-and-ps3-accessories-debut-at-e3/
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    alidan , January 10, 2012 12:27 AM
    pedro_mannJust for a test, hook a laptop hdmi output into your tv and try to web browse. It is a dismal experience. That is what us HTPC enthusiasts get with a 1080p monitor, barely readable text and you have to hit ctrl+ a bunch of times then it is like browsing on a 640x480 monitor. Just go look at large 30" monitors and tell me what resolution they run at (2560x1600) Now lets jump up to a 55" screen. See where this is going? The quickest advance will be to the text readability on a computer based source, the pixel density needs to be at least 4k to improve usability, 8k would be even better.O.K. So how about non-PC sourced feeds? Like your cable box. Have you ever noticed how junky a left to right pan looks when you are watching tv? Part of the problem is cable companies awful compression, but the other problem is because of aliasing. I could see a 4k tv up-sampling and doing some video tricks and truly creating a beautiful picture from a 1080p source.Let's just try to think outside of the box and enjoy the benefits of evolving technology, instead of being haters.


    i have a 1920x1200 monitor and i use it from 3 feet away ot less, its i believe 22 inches big. and for most webpage i already press ctrl+ 3-4 times to make the text more easily readable. 4k in living room would be even smaller than it is now, and impossible to navigate without pressing ctrl + 7-10 times, higher resolution makes this crap smaller, not bigger.

    1080p is realistically all you can see at about 8-10 feet away, thats about how far most people who would get a 40inch " screen would sit from it. in fact, you would probably be hard pressed to see the difference from 720 to 1080p at that distance, in fact if you are useing anything less than 50inch at 10 feet it may as well only be 720p. in fact at 10 feet, to make just 2560x1440 worth it, the tv would have to be over 80 inches big, and for full effect would need to be 105 inches.

    what needs to happen with monitors is deaper blacks and larger viewing angles, not higher resolutions.

    and we have 2560x1600 monitors not because we can, but because in a computer setting, the higher resolution is a viable option, we have the close enough that we can see all the detail. now on the same note, you know how big a 30 inch is? its honestly the biggest i would want a monitor to be that im sitting less than 3 feet from. now tell me you want to sit about 3 teet away from a 55 inch screen to really use that resolution.
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    Travis Beane , January 10, 2012 12:52 AM
    Now why is it we were promised bezels like those on monitors, but we haven't received them, while I see a variety of large LCD and plasma televisions with ultra thin bezels. I stopped using a multi monitor setup for gaming because of the bezels alone. Don't tell me the market isn't there, because setting my rig up for multimonitor gaming cost just as much as it did to build the rig in the first place. I'm pissed off. I want a ultra high resolution option that doesn't involve several projectors or several 50" plasmas. I can only budget so much. Peripheral vision is lovely when playing either a racing or FPS game.
    caedenvFirst, it is 1mm thick on the bevel, loosing bevel thickness is an improvement, though I agree with you about how thick/deep the screen is. Nobody really cares about that. The big picture improvements will come with OLED as LED/LCD tech is nearly as good as it can pratically get (though the high end screen do look pretty damn good).As for 2K and 4K content I am with you. 16:9 is not wide enough to meet cinema standards without cropping/letterboxing, and for computer viewing it is not quite wide enough to have 2 full pages side-by-side (though it will do many, just not places like Tom's). I think most screens will be 2K when the standard comes out (it's only ~100px wider than 1080p), but there really is no need to go to 4K except for projectors and TVs over 50".

    I run 2048x1152 monitors, perfect for running two screens side by side at 16:9. Quite useful actually. Samsung Syncmaster 2343. They are no longer in production in favor of 1920x1080.
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