LGE Intros Super-thin 1080p in 40-Something Range

LG Electronics has been talking about its super-thin HD panels for quite awhile now, but this month it began showing its 42- and 47-inch LCD screen panels with a thickness factor of a hair (almost literally) under 6 mm.

The firm's penchant for being thin, it says, technically is made possible by its "edge-lit LED" technology and by the use of its proprietary Light Guide Sheet (as opposed to Light Guide Plate) scheme for formulating its panels.

The sheet-thin panels can support 1080p, LGE said, and feature 120 Hz to lessen image blur with a response time of 8 ms. And if thin weren't enough, the panels are relatively lightweight, too. The 42-inch model weighs about 13.5 lbs., while the 47-inch panel tips the scales at slightly over 16 lbs.