Your mother might have told you to sit too near the TV, but LG
Philips is positively encouraging it. The company is to unveil the
world’s largest multi-touch LCD displays.
Launching at the CES show
in Las Vegas next week, the 52-inch panels are claimed by the company
to be one of the most responsive, able to recognize input from either a
of a finger or more precise writing instruments. It uses an infrared
image sensor that gives it the ability to recognize two separate touch
points as well as gestures. It boasts some of the industry’s highest
specifications, with a 90 Hz touch response time, 1920 x 1080 Full HD
resolution and a light transmission rate of 95 to 100 per cent.
The company is also touting 47-inch Triple View LCD that features Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and can
reproduce 1.07 billion colours. By splitting the light from the
panel into separate paths, it is able to show three completely
different images to people standing at different angles relative to the
It will also show off an 84-inch LCD multi-touch model created by conjoining four 42-inch panels in a two-by-two
array. This acts as a single enormous display with multi-touch
capabilities across its entire surface. A screen bezel width of only
15mm, which is 40 per cent smaller than the average bezel. The display also has Full HD 1920 x
1080 resolution, an omni-directional 180-degree viewing angle and
impressive 500 cd/m2 brightness.
As reported by Absolute Gadget, larger 60-inch televisions are expected to become the norm by 2015.