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LG to Unveil Slimmest OLED TV Ever, at IFA

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It's the world's thinnest OLED TV.

LG will reportedly showcase a prototype OLED TV at IFA 2010 in Berlin next week that will surely turn heads.

Slated to be the "world's thinnest," the new LG display will measure a mere 0.29-cm in thickness while sporting an impressive 31-inch screen. The panel will also support both 2D and 3D modes, and feature a refresh rate of 600 Hz.

Joining the LG OLED panel are three other 3D-capable displays: the 0.88-cm LG LEX8, the LEX9, and the PX950N 3D TVs. These are also slated for a reveal at IFA 2010 starting Friday, September 3.

Although the technology is impressive, it will be interesting to see the 0.29-cm display's eventual pricetag. As CNET points out, LG's EL9500 15-inch OLED TV already retails for $2,500 USD here in the States--a 50-inch Panasonic 3D plasma TV retails for around the same price.

Based on those numbers, the 0.29-cm display could retail for $5,000 USD if not more.

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    akarra , August 30, 2010 10:22 PM
    Now if only I could get my wife to be thin....
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    screechy , August 30, 2010 10:15 PM
    Guess I'll sell my soul to lg so I can afford this. I just hope it's enough. All kidding aside I'm glad to finaly see this technology come to bigger screens.
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    akarra , August 30, 2010 10:22 PM
    Now if only I could get my wife to be thin....
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    N.Broekhuijsen , August 30, 2010 10:25 PM
    600 HZ????? that is just lunatic!!!

    It must be a typo, can't be anything else..
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    distanted , August 30, 2010 10:31 PM
    I need 5 of these to build my little fort of happiness...
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    Omniblivion , August 30, 2010 10:32 PM
    This would definitely be a "my hardware brings all the boys to the yard" purchase. Otherwise, probably better off investing elsewhere.
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    winner4455 , August 30, 2010 10:35 PM
    xbeater600 HZ????? that is just lunatic!!!It must be a typo, can't be anything else..


    It's not a typo :) 
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    thechief73 , August 30, 2010 10:45 PM
    Wow, what a beauty! but the price may be a killer. Glad to see that TV's are still moving forward at a fast pace. Remember to adopt early so its cheaper for me later =)
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    makotech222 , August 30, 2010 10:50 PM
    is that true refresh rate? or through interpolation like the other ones do it...? as in, if i connect my pc to it, would it be really smooth at 600hz?
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    bv90andy , August 30, 2010 10:55 PM
    Aren't they going to break too easy? like when you try to clean them they just crack or something?


    they are just too cool
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    proxy711 , August 30, 2010 11:18 PM
    good to see the price for OLEDs are dropping. wasn't it a few years ago when a 10" was like $10,000?
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    Travis Beane , August 30, 2010 11:46 PM
    Now that's just full of awesome sauce.
    Though, I must ask, what's its static contrast, colour gamut, response time, light output, power use, life expectancy etc. You know, all those standard goodies.
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    processthis , August 31, 2010 12:00 AM
    This looks expensive. I mean, REALLY expensive. Definitely cool though!
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    Mud_pie , August 31, 2010 12:05 AM
    I would probably cut myself with the edges when trying to carry it.
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    adamboy64 , August 31, 2010 12:10 AM
    Whoa, OLED's still happening? Cool, cool.
    No matter how excellent the picture is, the size is probably a bit too small for me. But good news to hear nonetheless. 0.29cm thick is pretty crazy.
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    pharge , August 31, 2010 12:46 AM
    xbeater600 HZ????? that is just lunatic!!!It must be a typo, can't be anything else..


    Its LED. There is no moving crystal involved. It can go way much faster just like the difference between the regular hard drives and SSD.
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    j3ff86 , August 31, 2010 12:52 AM
    More vaporware from LG, like the EL9500 15" OLED before it that was never released in the US.
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    the associate , August 31, 2010 12:59 AM
    I can't wait til this is mainstream and they make pc screens out of this stuff.
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    irish_adam , August 31, 2010 1:21 AM
    bv90andyAren't they going to break too easy? like when you try to clean them they just crack or something? they are just too cool


    have you not seen teh youtube vid of teh guy bitting an OLED screen with a hammer? the stuff is like bendy plastic, they are hard to break as theres no glass needed
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    ronch79 , August 31, 2010 2:09 AM
    This is cool. But seriously, this race towards microscopic screen thickness (or thinness) is pointless. Two things: 1. Is it durable? 2. Does it matter how thin your LCD is when you're watching it? Sure, it's cool for the first few hours, but after that, what? Meanwhile, you're spending a few hundred bucks more on your installment payments, every month, for a year, to pay for it.
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    jrharbort , August 31, 2010 2:35 AM
    With it that thin, I'd almost be afraid to even touch it.
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