LG Display Nearly Eliminates Bezel On New 55" 1080p HDTV

LG Display Nearly Eliminates Bezel On New 55" 1080p HDTV

Are bezel wars the next great war in HDTVs? First it was flat-screen. Then it was the race to HD. Then it was 3D. Now... bezel size? Truth be told, bezel size has been important to both companies and discerning consumers alike for some time now, and LG Display is hoping to capitalize on the demand with a new 55" panel. It's said to have the planet's narrowest bezel for a public display, with just a 5.3mm gap between individual panels when displayed alongside each other. In other words, picking up four of these would create perhaps the most intense, amazing Halo 3 experience ever in your home cinema.

It's a 1080p screen with 800 nits of brightness, and it uses Local Dimming Technology which is 40% lower power consumption than existing products.

The new 55-inch public display panel will be unveiled publicly for the first time at Flat Panel Display (FPD) International 2011 in Yokohama, Japan from October 26 to 28. LG Display plans to install a 165-inch multi-screen display, consisting of nine display units in a 3x3 format. Public display products are commonly installed in public areas and often used as digital advertisement billboards as well as external and internal wall decoration of buildings. According to DisplaySearch, a market research firm, annual sales of the public display sector is expected to increase from 1.6 million units in 2009 to over 9.5 million units in 2016, a six-fold increase.

It seems that this display will first be marketed outside of the consumer universe, but there's a great chance to see it make the leap over in due time. And no, we can't wait.

LG Display Introduces 55-Inch Public Display Panel with World’s Narrowest Bezel

Seoul, Korea (October 18, 2011) – LG Display [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220], a leading innovator of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) technology, today announced that it has developed a 55-inch panel for public displays equipped with the world’s narrowest bezel.

The new public display panel comes with the narrowest bezel that creates a 5.3 mm gap (left/right: 3.4 mm, top/bottom: 1.9 mm) between individual panels when displayed alongside each other. This makes it possible to create a large 165-inch multi-screen public display capable of producing seamless, life-like images. In addition, the narrow bezel enables a more visible surface area, improving the viewing effect and visual cohesion most critical to a multi-screen display.

The product is accompanied by LG Display’s Full HD panel with 800 nit brightness. In turn, the panel delivers vibrant colors and sharp contrast, while ensuring multi-screen displays that are brighter and clearer compared to previous setups.

LG Display has developed more energy efficient technologies that can bring greater value to the environment issue. The new 55-inch public display panel uses Local Dimming Technology which is 40% lower power consumption than existing products.

“The utility of public display products have been expanding,” said Jun Joon, Vice President of Public Display Department at LG Display. “As a result, public display products have been solidifying their position as a key part of the overall display market, alongside TVs, monitors, and mobile devices. LG Display will leverage on its technological prowess to strengthen its global competitiveness in this booming sector.”

 The new 55-inch public display panel will be unveiled publicly for the first time at Flat Panel Display (FPD) International 2011 in Yokohama, Japan from October 26 to 28. LG Display plans to install a 165-inch multi-screen display, consisting of nine display units in a 3x3 format.

 Public display products are commonly installed in public areas and often used as digital advertisement billboards as well as external and internal wall decoration of buildings. According to DisplaySearch, a market research firm, annual sales of the public display sector is expected to increase from 1.6 million units in 2009 to over 9.5 million units in 2016, a six-fold increase.

 
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Hmmm... I wonder how much it'll cost and if it'll ever go in sale in the US?

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I could nver understand why narrow bezel is not the norm. I've cracked open many many LCD displays and all they really need is a sturdy frame specailly since most LCDs have the backlight at the bottom.

Hopefullly that will kick start the trend as I see it more useful than the half-bake, headache -inducing, 3d tehnology they are trying to force feed us.

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I've never been a LG fan & never will be. When they first came out, I use to check them out, comparing them to other brands near by. LG never use to come up to standard in my opinion. There colors, etc was not even close enough for me to consider their brand as one that I should buy. Sony & Philip brands are the one's that I would buy for sure. Anyway at least this technology is getting better now, so in several more years to come you may not even notice any bezel at all when they are joined up together to make one big screen.

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Yeah! You're sure right gazd1 once again. I have seen these in white goods shops and I did not like them at all, but like you said at least the technology is getting better.

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These will be targeted at Trade show booths to start with :P very nice looking. I know one of the big complaints with the AMD eyefinity was the bezel around the screens. So it looks like we really are heading in the direction of a seamless 3D experience. Even though these are only 2D screens, I am sure that monitors will be coming soon.

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News:
It seems that this display will first be marketed outside of the consumer universe, but there's a great chance to see it make the leap over in due time. And no, we can't wait.

"They should team up with AMD to promote Eyefinity. I would love to see that partnership be presented at CES 2011. I also hope for LG to make these almost bezel less displays available to public in smaller sizes as well as computer monitor, its will cause quite a frenzy , especially with Eyefinity setups. 3x2 landscape and 5x1 portrait is what I would love to have. What a difference it would make had Marco had 5 of those TV's in portrait in his review of the Eyefinity 6870 in crossfire." http://hothardware.com/Reviews/AMD-Radeon-HD-6870-CrossFire-with-5x1-Eyefinity-5x1/?page=4

"Imagine this setup X2. with the Bezel less TV's from above."

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Do like! get some smaller sizes and not have the tv stuff. i'll take two or three as soon as i get the cash and it goes on sale :)

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