Slim, slim and more slim! Well, we are not talking about those anorexic models on ramp, here we refer to slim HDTVs. With the growing popularity of slim HDTVs nowadays, almost all the electronic goods manufacturers have jumped into the slim HDTV bandwagon. Here we list 12 slim HDTVs from some of world's leading TV manufacturers:
1. Samsung “Needle Slim” LED HDTV
Needle Slim! Unbelievable, isn't it? Samsung will make you believe that as the company introduced the Samsung Needle Slim LED HDTV - the slimmest TV on the earth. It is only 3mm thin. The company claims that no other TV panel is slimmer than this. With its 40" screen size, the Samsung Needle Slim LCD HDTV supports a LED-backlit, 1080p resolution and a 120Hz panel, and a 5,000:1 static ratio.
2. Samsung Ultra Slim HDTV
A little less slim than its needle thin counterpart - the Samsung Ultra Slim is only 6.5mm thin. Along with its LED backlight technology, this TV also supports Samsung’s Motion plus technology (240Hz). The screen size of Samsung Ultra Slim HDTV ranges from 40-55 inches.
3. Sony's KDL-40ZX1 LCD HDTV
The very stylish Sony KDL-40ZX1 weighs only 26 pounds with its 40" display screen. This TV actually comes with only 1 HDMI port. However, an external HD wireless base station can make it further to 3 HDMI, 2 component, s-video, VGA, USB, mouse and LAN ports. The KDL-40ZX1 provides 1080p image resolution along with 120hz Motion Flow for better images. Other features include contrast ratio of 3,000:1, 178 degree viewing angles and four color options.
4. Mitsubishi LT-46148 46-Inch HDTV LCD
Mitsubishi LT-46148 46-Inch HDTV LCD though doesn't look too thin, but it is hardly 3-4 inches at the top. If you look at its bottom, it is only 3 inches and that too with bulging speaker. This high quality HDTV set can be twisted a full sixy degrees and that too while the TV is sitting on its stand.
5. Samsung HD 3D LED TV -Series 9000
The Samsung 9000 series HDTVs are approximately 7.98 mm thin. With a built-in tuner at the back cover and embedded speaker in the stand, this TV features a touch remote control. This remote provides Twin View option - you can watch both TV and DVD. The Samsung 9000 series has four HDMI ports, including a USB port, which enables you to play multi-media games from your USB HDD. The touch screen remote also has a feature called ‘one click play’.
6. LG LED-backlit LCD TV (LH95)
When it comes to slimness, the LG is not far behind. The thin one from LG is called the LH95 with only 24.8-millimeters thickness. Its significant features - 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and 240Hz True Motion Drive dejudder technology.
7. JVC’s Slimmest HDTV
The slimmest HDTV from JVC measures 39mm with 46" screen size. This super slim HDTV utilizes JVC's edge LED back-lighting system. Other features of this TV are a 4000:1 contrast ratio, full 1080p resolution, 3 HDMI inputs, TV Tuner, S-Video / VGA port, touch sensor controls, fanless heat dissipation, USB and common headphone compatibility. According to JVC, the price of LT-32WX50 is $3,000.
8. Acer AT4285 Ultra Slim LED HDTV
Acer AT85 series LED HDTV is slimmest offer from the company. The main attraction of this TV is Gorilla Glass which will give ultimate protection to TV from any shock and scratch.
The 42-inch Acer AT4285 HDTV features Full HD display and 1920X1080p resolution. Other specifications are 24p image speed, HDMI input, LED- backliting and 100Hz refresh rate, and built in USB port.
9. Toshiba 46WX800U 46" Slim 3D LCD HDTV with LED
Toshiba 46WX800U 46 inch, ultra slim 3D LCD HDTV is a Smart TV that comes with Wi-Fi and is compliant with all the current video and Internet standards. This HDTV comes with four HDMI ports (for Rogers Cable box, PS3, Xbox, Apple TV 2.0, and Toshiba's BDX 3000 Blu-Ray player). Other features include video input, composite video, VGA PC monitor input and USB ports to access files in flash drives.
10. Panasonic’s 1-Inch Thin Z1 Plasma
Panasonic has a 1-inch thin HDTV in its kitty and that is the 54-inch TC-P54Z1, which is based on V10 series. The TV has a G12 1080p NeoPDP panel, comes with a top sheet of glass which is again coated with anti-reflective coating. This eliminates internal reflections between the top two glass sheets. This thin beauty set also includes a wireless transmitter at the backside, two side speakers and a table stand.
11. Hitachi 1.5-inch thick plasma, .75-inch thick LCD prototype
In the slim TV segment, Hitachi's offer is 1.5-inches thin TV with an ultra thin plasma display panel (PDP). This super ultra thin LCD offers a visual pleasure with its advanced technology on visual images. There is a wireless video gateway available with this set that enables you to share content among several displays in your home.
12. Sharp's new 70-inch LCD HDTV
Sharp’s new 70-inch LC-70LE732U features Quattron four color pixels, full LED backlighting, along with Netflix, Cinema Now, and DLNA access. However, it doesn't offer 3D. Other features include built-in Wi-Fi, and four HDMI inputs. It also comes with Sharp's acclaimed AQUOS Advantage Live(SM) customer service. You will also get an IP Control, which enables your computer to control basic TV functions, video and audio equipment.