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Samsung develops 40in LCD panel

Samsung says it has developed a 40in diagonal-width liquid crystal display (LCD) panel.

The display, which Samsung says is the first 40in LCD to be developed, has a resolution of 1,280x768. This is higher than normal television and means the display is suitable for computer use or high-definition TV, the latter being an area where Samsung hopes to promote the display.

The company began working on designing the display 10 months ago, it said in a statement. It is widescreen, although at 15:9 it differs from the standard 16:9 aspect ratio. Its physical measurements are 98x63cm and it weighs 12kg, the company said in a statement.

Other technical specifications include a 170 degree viewing angle, a response time of 12 milliseconds, ability to display 16.7 million colours, contrast ratio of 600:1 and a brightness of 500 candela per square metre. Power consumption is given at 180 watts.


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