Samsung Electronics plans to introduce the world slimmest LCD TV at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. According to the the company, the LCD TV thickness is one seventh of Samsung's Bordeaux 850 LCD TVs, which is currently the thinnest on the market. Samsung's new product, measuring only 6.5 millimetres (0.26 inch) thick, is thinner than any other existing TV set, and even slimmer than most mobile handsets.

Also, LG will have on display its LH95 LED TV with 24.8mm thickness, which supports 240Hz and a 2 million to 1 contrast ratio. LG's flaunting a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio number, which sounds ridiculously high, so it's almost certainly obtained via a dynamic measurement, one that lets the backlight turn on and off to increase the apparent contrast. LG pulls pull off some by making use of LED backlight technology, which can be manufactured into a much thinner space than the fluorescent tubes used to illuminate standard LCD TVs. The fiercest battle in the global slim TV competition is realy expected with this.

The Japanese JVC will showcase a 7mm 32 LED backlight LCD prototype. Weighing a mere 5kg, the TV is perfect for ceiling mounted installations. JVC's super-thin LCD technology uses approximately 50% less material resources and approximately 10% fewer LCD module parts than current comparable JVC displays, while maintaining optical, intensity and low-heat radiation performance

Industry experts say slimmer flat-screen TV sets have been led by impressive growth in sales in the high-end product categories. Leading flat-screen TV players such as Samsung Electronics, Japan's Sony and LG Electronics are in position to realize economies of scale in slimmer TVs by steadily introducing such sets.