Philips Shows 8mm Thin Prototype 32-inch LCD HDTV

Submitted by lalit on August 28, 2008 - 7:04pm.

Earlier today, Sony revealed the KDL-40ZX1 the 9.9mm thin LCD HDTV that it will ship on November 10th and now Philips is showing a prototype 32-inch LCD HDTV that is just 8mm thin. Though Philips doesn’t have a shipping date, but it is interesting as a prototype can be made into a shipping product very soon, say about 6 to 12 months. Philips says that they are using the same LCD panel they currently use, but the thinness is achieved by using ultra thin LED backlighting. The company uses two thin strips of LumiLEDs – 30 on top and 30 on the bottom. Dr Giovanni Cennini a scientist with Philips said that this 8mm design would scale to panel sizes of 42-inches and probably higher.
[Via Engadget]