LG to Debut 4mm Thick 55" OLED TV

LG will be debuting a super-thin TV set at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 that has a thickness of just 4mm along with the 55 inch width.

Using an Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) system, the new display is said to have a refresh rate that is 1,000 times faster than most current TV sets, lending a much improved smoothness to fast motion sequences. It will weigh in at just 7.5KG, despite its width, which will be a nice feature for anyone who broke their back hefting a CRT set.

While punters won't be able to get a close up look at the television until CES, LG has been talking about it to increase the hype. Havis Kwon, the President and CEO of LG Electronics said that "OLED is clearly the future of home TV entertainment and LG is very focused on making this exciting technology as easy as possible for consumers to embrace."

The Telegraph has a quote from the LG blog that backs up these claims: "OLED TV generates the most natural colours of any TV set at a much lower price point than could have been achieved using the standard manufacturing process".

LG will also be using a super thin bezel that makes it seem like more of a picture without a frame than a television set. Expect other electronics makers to be debuting similar TVs when CES 2012 begins on 10th January.