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Samsung shows 'world's biggest' LCD HDTV

70in monster

By Tony Smith, 21 Aug 2006

Samsung today claimed to have produced the world's first 175cm (70in) LCD panel for high-definition TVs - 12.5cm (5in) bigger than the largest LCD TV currently on the market. The monster telly has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, the company said.

samsung 70in lcd hdtv

The display has a contrast ratio of 2000:1 and a brightness of 600cdmpm². The response time is less than 8ms, and Samsung claimed the screen has a 180° viewing angle in both the horizontal and vertical axes. The display has a 120Hz update rate.

Samsung said it won't start mass-producing the 70in screen until sometime during the first half of 2007. ®

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