One of the greatest things about all consumer electronics shows (whether we're talking about CES, CEDIA, IFA or CeBIT) is the fact that they're the places where the world's most advanced technologies “congregate” visitors being able to take a look at certain products (some of them only prototypes) that will certainly push forward everyone's expectations even further. And that's exactly the case with Samsung, which might rock the CES 2009 show with what appears to be the world's thinnest HDTV, measuring just 6.5-mm in thickness.
As some of you might remember, back at IFA 2008, Samsung introduced a HDTV only 8.9-mm thick. So, the fact that only a few months later, they come up with a device that is 2.4-mm thinner is quite remarkable, and yet another proof that the Korean company's trying its best to maintain its leading position on the display market.
Unfortunately, the announcement regarding this product has only been posted on Samsung's Korean page, which made it a little difficult to pick out all of the exact details. However, we've managed to get an overall image, which is quite impressive. Thus, apparently, these new 6.5-mm HDTVs will be available in the 40 – 55-inch screen sizes, and will be built using Samsung's motion plus technology (240 Hz refresh rate).
As expected, this very thin form factor has been attained by using LED backlighting technology, which allows for very high-quality images, as well as ultra-thin panels. For this reason, it would seem that Samsung's future displays will be known as the “LUXIA LED TV” line, emphasizing the very important role of light-emitting diodes.
That's pretty much everything Samsung points out for the time being, but we certainly hope that the company will let more data regarding this ultra-thin HDTV slip out during CES. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .