SEOUL, South Korea Samsung Electronics said it has developed the industry's first 70-inch LCD panel that supports HDTV.
Currently, the largest LCD TV screen size available in the global market is 65 inches.
Samsung said it will unveil the 70-inch LCD HDTV at the International Meeting on Information Displays 2006, which opens in Daegu, South Korea, on Wednesday (Aug. 23).
Samsung's latest LCD panel features full HD resolution (1920 by 1080 pixels) and a conical viewing angle of 180 degrees. In addition, the panel's video signal is reproduced at 120 Hz, compared to a 60-Hz signal for conventional full HD LCD panels, enabling clearer reproduction of fast-moving video images.
The new LCD also delivers 600 nit brightness and a contrast ratio of 2,000:1, supporting 1.07 billion colors.
Samsung said it will begin volume production of the new LCD during the first half of 2007. It hopes to compete directly with plasma display panel and projection TV makers.