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CES NEWS: Hitachi set to unveil ultra-slim LCD and plasma screens

We may still be waiting for technologies designed to give us screens just fractions of an inch thick, but for the moment Hitachi is setting new standards with its latest line-up - both LCD and plasma models are just 1.5in, or under 4cm, thick.

The company is using the annual Consumer Electronics Show to roll out what it calls its '1.5' range - a reference to that all-important depth dimension.

The new TVs will come in 32in, 37 in and 42in screen sizes, and as well as being very slim, they're light too - the 32in model waighs around 11kg.

Other benefits include:

  • Full HD 1920x1080-pixel resolution
  • 178 degree viweing angle
  • Deep colour capability
  • Anti-judder technology
  • Advanced Dynamic Contrast
  • Silent cooling technology

Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.