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Shinoda introduces 1mm-thick, ultra-wide plasmas

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 May 2008 11:19 User comments (11)

Shinoda introduces 1mm-thick, ultra-wide plasmas Shinoda Plasma has announced that it will be introducing the world's thinnest Plasma display, 1mm (.04 inches) at its thickest depth.
The example demoed for reporters was 125 inches diagonally which was impressive in itself, but the depth was more impressive considering it is only a fraction of what current plasma displays are. Also notable is that Shinoda's display is so thin you can curve the screen to maintain a direct viewing angle, even for the far edges.

According to the company, the display that was demoed is fully functional and is "near production-grade". There was one hitch however. The company claims the display has "the functional brightness of a plasma display from 1999." CEO Tsutae Shinoda noted that the company will need to improve that fact if it hopes to compete against modern screens.

He added that the company is searching for Japanese companies that will help turn the screen from demo product to consumer product in the next year.

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11 user comments

117.5.2008 11:58

Shouldn't their be some restrictions on "worlds this and or worlds that".

I still consider Sony's newest OLED release to be the thinnest for the simple fact that its in production for sale and it uses newer technology and produce images better than this product.

Also what about the screen that you can roll up and place anywhere at any angle or curve that have been around and talked about for a while but never produced. Are those not the thinnest compared to these.
(If you set aside quality and technology, and production)

Again just some questions to think about.

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217.5.2008 12:28

Seriously... now we are going to have thin tvs? Does anyone care?

317.5.2008 12:49

lcd and plasma in general save a lot of space compared to old tv's, unless u are a saving space freak u'll be interested in this, what they should be working on is cheaper prices so eveyone can afford it and better perfomance for ppl who just can't get enough, think everyone has a bit of that

417.5.2008 13:04

Yay its thin. How long does it LAST?

517.5.2008 13:08

Originally posted by limelight:
Yay its thin. How long does it LAST?
until you go to clean the screen and put your finger through it because its too damn thin...

617.5.2008 14:50

TV's this thin suck! You'll end up paying tons of cash for a TV that'll only last as long as an open bottle of mayonnaise! TV's are meant to be long lasting and give good quality service, definition-wise...not to be thin! It's just stupid. No one cares if "Sukiyaki made a .01mm plasma TV that runs on watch batteries..." We want good resolution, not thinness!

717.5.2008 15:55

just because you are not interested you think they stop reserching it?? are you serious, isn't there any way you can see this working?, maybe on a wall of the subway, or somewhere you cant afford to waste space.

817.5.2008 16:57

Quote:
Originally posted by limelight:
Yay its thin. How long does it LAST?
until you go to clean the screen and put your finger through it because its too damn thin...
Nawww... this is thin enough all you need to do is throw it in the wash with your darks.


Originally posted by DSWarrior:
TV's this thin suck! You'll end up paying tons of cash for a TV that'll only last as long as an open bottle of mayonnaise! TV's are meant to be long lasting and give good quality service, definition-wise...not to be thin! It's just stupid. No one cares if "Sukiyaki made a .01mm plasma TV that runs on watch batteries..." We want good resolution, not thinness!

Yea because you know that they don't think resolution, quality, and durabilty are important to consumers. You're kidding, right?

Try thinking outside the box. They're showing us how they've advanced technology. You don't think they're going to rush these in to production and you'll see them on the shelves at WalMart by Christmas, do you?

917.5.2008 20:23

That's nothing you should see the holographic grid table the army uses.

indeed its extremely to thin for normal everyday. use however its good to see they can do it.

(@DSWarrior) its not the display that determines what its resolution or how it looks. it's the way its designed. if implemented properly it could well be the highest resolution display out there.

1017.5.2008 23:22

What exactly is the resolution of demo screen up and running? What are near future expectations and probabilities with this technology?

1117.5.2008 23:55

Wow... That is bright... Throw in Halo 3 and you've made yourself another star :P

I really don't care about how thin a TV is. Mine is only like 2 inches thick or somethin' and I'm happy... I think having a 1cm TV looks cheap...

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