Toronto Star

The ‘skinny’ on TVs

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JVC yesterday unveiled an LCD TV less than 3 inches thick, calling it the world’s thinnest flat-screen television. JVC said its new slim TV, to be released by summer, measures 1.5 inches (39 millimetre­s) at its narrowest, with a maximum depth of 2.9 inches (74 mm) at the centre.

Shortly after the announceme­nt, Pioneer unveiled its Kuro 52-inch flat panel concept TV based on plasma technology, a rival to LCD. It boasted a thickness of 9 millimeter­s. Pioneer said its products would not be available in 2008.

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