Originally Posted by Valnar
Am I the only person that does NOT want a damn TV this thin?...or light?
If nothing else, how good can the audio be with speakers constructed to be that thin?...and light?
We are well past the point where audio quality matters on flat panels, it's been terrible for years. Has it, or TV audio in general, ever been good?
I'd much rather they just removed the speakers entirely. It's a complete waste of money to buy a display of this quality and then use the TV's speakers.
And there are a few technologies out there which could potentially produce good sound from very flat speakers. Electrostatic and planar magnetic speakers can be very thin, though I don't know what kind of size they would need to be. Philips have been using NXT's distributed mode loudspeakers in their TVs for years. The "hypersonic" (ultrasonic?) speaker demos all seem to be rather thin. (though not 4mm)
Originally Posted by JSteel
Yes, I am with you on that! That was the first thing I noticed was how thin that tv was and I was like heck to the no! Way too thin and would not care for something THAT thin. Shipping that tv will be a nightmare.
A nightmare? The thinner & lighter the display is, the easier it will be to ship.
Originally Posted by dsmith901
Okay, I admit I am a Panasonic fanboy, in the sense that Panny has been my brand of choice for TVs for many years and always with great satisfaction the result. I know Panny has stuck with plasma, as I probably will for many years to come, but does anyone (Rogo?) know what display tech they have in mind beyond plasma, assuming they are forsee that plasma has practical limits, and assuming it is NOT OLED? Or is it?
It will be interesting to see what they have up their sleeves:http://panasonic.net/avc/viera/exhib...own/index.html
I wonder if they will start making use of those Kuro patents they bought?
Originally Posted by gmarceau
That hasn't stopped them before, wouldn't be surprised if they completely ripoff the LG OLED design.
I doubt LG has a patent on using an RGBW design. Sony already produces RGBW LCDs. http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201108/11-086E/