Sharp launched a 1.1 in. thick prototype TV that it said to be the thinnest, lightest, and lowest energy-consuming liquid crystal display in the world. The 55-lb. display, which has a tuner and other TV features encased in its panel, weighs about half of current LCD panel TVs and consumes about half their power, according to Sharp. It consumes about a quarter of the energy of plasma display panel TVs, Sharp said.
No sale date, prices, or technology details for the panel were provided.