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LG flat-screen TV gets skinny

By John D. Sutter, CNN
A flat-screen TV rolled out Wednesday by LG looked barely thicker than a piece of posterboard.
A flat-screen TV rolled out Wednesday by LG looked barely thicker than a piece of posterboard.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • LG unveils a flat-screen TV only 7 millimeters thick
  • Product rolled out at CES is so new, it doesn't have a name
  • Super-skinny TV will be released this year, according to LG
  • South Korean manufacturer said a 3-D TV will soon be available
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Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) -- Think your TV is pretty slim? After seeing LG's new television, you may want to put that flat-screen of yours on a diet.

The South Korean electronics manufacturer unveiled a television Wednesday that is less than 7 millimeters thick.

The product, which is so new it doesn't have a name, was brought on stage briefly during an LG press event at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. It looked to be not much thicker than a piece of posterboard.

A spokeswoman said the TV should be available late this year.

Previously, LG's thinnest TV was 23.3 millimeters thick, or about three times as wide as the new hyper-slim television, said Woo Paik, LG's chief technology officer.

"This is a brand new product, and it's very exciting," Woo said at the event.

Few details on the super-skinny TV were immediately available. LG announced a number of new television products in its Infinia line, and representatives said most of the company's TVs this year will be connected to the Internet and to other home devices, a trend the industry calls "connected TV."

The company emphasized the diversity of its product lines -- from smartphones with projectors to energy-efficient washing machines -- and said 3-D television will soon be available from LG.