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JVC unveils `thinnest` LCDs, TVs with iPod dock
uusjio | January 6, 2008 at 09:02 pmby
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JVC on Sunday unveiled an LCD TV less than 3 inches thick, calling it the world's thinnest flat-screen television, as the Consumer Electronics Show began.
Also at the show, JVC said it would unveil four new LCD models that each sport a built-in dock for the iPod, Apple Inc's market leading portable digital media players.
JVC said its new slim TV, which includes a TV tuner, measures 1.5 inches, or 39 millimeters (mm) at its narrowest, with a maximum depth of 2.9 inches (74 mm) at the center.
Rival Sharp Corp in August revealed prototype 52-inch LCD TVs, which were 20 mm thick. Its conventional 52-inch TV measures 81 mm in thickness.
TV makers are scrambling to develop thinner models to pre-empt rivals, which are eyeing mass production of organic light-emitting diode TVs, known for thinness and crisp images.