Sony Showcases World’s Thinnest LCD HDTV KDL-40ZX1 at Just 9.9mm

Submitted by lalit on August 28, 2008 - 10:13am.

IFA Berlin is starting on 29th August and we have got a list of new HDTVs that will be announced at the trade show. The most interesting new HDTV that will be shown at IFA is Sony KDL-40ZX1. We have heard a lot about how thin OLED display are, at about 3mm, but they are available in only 11-inch size and no one wants to watch a movie on an 11-inch TV. The KDL-40ZX1 is the worlds thinnest LCD TV at just 9.9mm (0.38-inch) and it has 40-inch screen size. There are few concepts HDTVs that are slightly thinner, but there is no production LCD TV that even comes close to KDL-40ZX1. The specifications on the TV are LED backlighting, 3,000:1 contrast ratio, 120Hz MotionFlow, x.v. Color and BRAVIA Engine 2 image processer. There is only one HDMI on the screen itself, all the other ports like component, USB, audio out/in are available via the base station. The TV can also be used with a 5GHz wireless base station but that will limit the video output to 1080i only. The KDL-40ZX1 will ship on November 10th in Japan for 490,000 yen ($4,500).
[Via Engadget]