LG launches 'world's smallest' plasma TV
32in model coming to UK next month
LG will bring what it claims is the world's first 32in plasma HD TV to space-restricted living rooms in the UK next month after debuting the diminutive flat panel in Brazil this week.
To date, the smallest plasma TVs available in the UK have been 37in models, but for many consumers keen to embrace the flat-panel revolution, even that diagonal screen measurement makes the for a display that's too big for their sitting rooms or studio flats.
LG's 32PC5RV: smaller plasma for the bedroom?
That, in part, has led to big demand for 32in displays - big enough to make a good upgrade from a 4:3 CRT but not so vast as to dominate a small viewing space. So far the only 32in models available to UK consumers have been LCDs and (very heavy) CRTs.
LG also claimed the 32PC5RV will appeal to plasma buffs who already have a larger display in the living room and are looking for a smaller, secondary screen for another room.
The screen comes with an HDMI port and a set of component-video connectors. At this stage, we're still waiting for further technical details and pricing from LG - when we get it, we'll pass it on.
Not even SD?
A quick search reveals some sites are quoting a resolution of 852x480 which isn't even SD PAL. There aren't many 1080 LCDs in that size but almost all claiming to be HD are 768p.
World's smallest. At 32"!
I know there are lots of other "worlds smallest" things that are bigger, but am I the only on who found it cute/strange that the world's version of a piece of consumer electronics measures up to a size bigger than my arm? Or 0.0881657447 Double Decker Buses (5.8lg) to be precise.
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Not the First...
How strange? The 32" Hitachi 32PD5200 sitting in my lounge must be a mirage...
So my 5 year old 32" plasma...
is a record breaker then? A Hitachi 32PD5200 to be precise, from John Lewis...
the worlds smallest plasma?
it's hardly the words smallest. I remember seeing a Hitachi 32PD5200 in curries years ago (2004ish I think) which was a 32" HD ready plasma TV. 1024x1024 res, DVI (with HDCP) and component connectivity.
not the greatest specs in the world I grant you, but it's the same screen size, it's a plasma and it's 3 years older. I'm not saying that the LG screen isn't alright, but it's hardly the worlds smallest.