New information is available about the ultra-thin LCD panels that LG has recently unveiled in Japan. These 42 and 47 inch screens measure just 0.23-inches thick. They use edge-lit LED backlights and LG’s own light guide sheet technology to reduce thickness, and also reduce the weight by about half of a regular LCD TV.
The International Energy Agency based in Paris has released a report outlining the future energy consumption of consumer electronic devices, and it doesn’t look pretty. By 2030, consumer electronics, which includes flat panel TVs, will consume 1,700 terawatt hours – which is what the US and Japan currently consumer in total home electricity.
New HDTVs are going to hit the market soon from Sharp: the Aquos D Series. These TVs include 32-inch, 40-inch, 46-inch and 52-inch Full HD LCD screens and will be available to the Japanese market on June 10th.
iSuppli is reporting that Vizio has overtaken Samsung as the North American leader for LCD TVs. Vizio has increased its market share from Q4 2008, going from 13.8% to 21.6% in Q1 2009. Samsung went from 16.5% to 19.9% in this same period.
A new report from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) shows that consumers are increasingly demanding web-enabled HDTVs. The survey showed that about 14.5 million people want to buy a web-enabled TV – half of all those looking to buy a TV in the next year.