Samsung is getting ready to unveil what it reckons is the first 70in HD (high-definition) LCD (liquid crystal display) panel.
Due to be announced later this week, this mother of all HD screens will measure a full 5 inches wider across the diagonal than the current largest high-definition LCD panel in use.
Samsung also say that their wall-filling slab o’screen will support the so-called 1080p ‘full HD’, which makes up 1,080 horizontal lines of resolution and progressive scanning.
The declamatory display serves up a hefty 1,920 by 1,080 pixels resolution, supports a massive 1.07 billion colours with video signals reproduced at 120Hz, compared to the 60 Hz of conventional Full HD LCD panels- this higher speed lets moving images be reproduced with much higher clarity.
Samsung will be wowing the crowds with a prototype at the IMID (International Meeting on Information Displays) 2006 technical conference that is taking place later this week in Daegu, South Korea.
Executive Vice President Kim Sang-Soo of Samsung Electronics was ready to parp his company’s PR trumpet: “Our new 70-inch LCD is not only significantly larger, but also sets a new benchmark of excellence in terms of video image reproduction, viewing angle and image quality. We’ve designed it to dramatically enhance the large screen LCD TV user’s viewing experience. ”
Naturally, the pricing will be in the ‘arm & leg’ department, but even those with chequebooks vast enough for this beastie will have to wait, as the monster screens aren’t expected to start shunting off Samsung’s assembly line until the first half of 2007.
Samsung 70in HD LCD TV Specifications
Display size: 70″
Resolution: FHD (1,920 by 1,080 pixels)
Contrast ratio: 2,000:1
Number of Colours: 1.07 billion
Color saturation: 92%
Response time: < 8ms
Viewing angles: 180° top, bottom, left and right
No. of polarizers: 1
Full High Definition (FHD): The FHD requirement for a wide screen (aspect ratio of 16:9) is 1,920 pixels across by 1,080 rows high (the highest resolution available).
Polarizer: A multi-layered optical film is placed at the front and back of the LCD panel as a filter that only allows light waves of a certain rotation to pass through.
Nit: Not something that crawls around your barnet but an abbreviation for the measure of brightness properly called candela per meter square (cd/m2).