World's thinnest 40-inch LCD TV
Sony today launched the Bravia ZX1, the world's thinnest 40-inch LCD TV. The ZX1 achieves its barely there thickness of just 9.9mm by using LED lights arranged around its edge to illuminate the onscreen image instead of the traditional fluorescent backlight.
The ZX1 has full 1080p resolution and 100Hz technology to smooth movement on screen.
The ZX1 also manages to weigh only 9.9kg, but this is thanks to the tuner, processing and connections being housed in a separate media receiver.
Oh no, you might say, that just means more cables running around the house. But no, the ZX1 doesn't need cables because it has wireless HDMI. Bravia 1080 Wireless is a high-speed connection standard developed in-house by Sony that allows for data throughput at rates around 1Gbit/s.
The wireless media receiver can be placed up to 20m from the TV and an RF remote means you can happily control it through any intervening walls.
At the launch today, the ZX1 was making a very good job of displaying a Blu-ray image beamed from the receiver and a connected Blu-ray player. Do discernable interference could be seen but the receiver was sitting right next to the TV.
The ZX1 is available this month for a not-slim price of $9,999.