Sony introduces the thinnest LCD display ever

by admin August 29, 2008 at 7:20 pm

At CES, we saw a crop of ultra-thin displays we have yet to see in retail stores, but today Sony unveiled an LCD display at IFA that would blow everyone out of the water in a thinnest display competition. How you ask? Well Sony has created a display they say is as thick as a CD case!

Network World says the 9.9mm thick BRAVIA ZX1 is able to be so thin because it uses an LED backlighting system and is probably the first one ever to do so. Instead of shrinking down the backlight found behind most LCD displays, Sony completely replaced it with LED lights mounted around the edge of the panel that shine enough light through the screen. Apparently this method works quite well, and in the process, it eliminates all the extra bulk behind the TV that doesn’t need to be there.

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