Sharp has unveiled a new LCD TV, described by its president as "experimental." And if you thought that three-and-a-quarter inches was thin, then try three-quarters of an inch. Mikio Katayama, President of Sharp, didn't go into too much detail about the new screens, but this is what he did say:

Screen thickness: Between 20 and 29mm (that's a maximum of just over one inch)
Contrast ratio 100,000:1
Living contrast: 3,000:1 (200 luces)
Color reproducibility at NTSC ratio approx 150 per cent
Response speed: 4 ms
Weight: 55 pounds
Annual electric power consumption: 140kWh

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The company also showed off some novel ways of displaying and storing the screen. I'm not quite sure how the fold-up version works, but it's the first origami telly I've ever seen. [Impress through Google Translate]