August 22, 2006 Samsung will unveil a 70-inch LCD panel for use in the consumer HDTV market at the International Meeting on Information Displays (IMID) 2006, which opens in Korea tomorrow. Samsung's latest LCD panel boasts full high-definition resolution (1080p) and a conical viewing angle of 180 degrees for multi-viewing audiences. In addition, its video signal is reproduced at 120Hz, compared to a video signal of 60 Hz for a conventional Full HD LCD panel, enabling rapidly moving video images to be reproduced with crystal clarity. Samsung will begin producing the new 70-inch LCD during the first half of 2007, bolstering its position in the ultra-large-screen TV segment as the 70" LCD TV will compete head-to-head with PDP (plasma display panel) and projection TV makers.
Currently, the largest LCD TV screen size is 65 inches in diameter. Executive Vice President Kim Sang-Soo of Samsung Electronics said, "Our new 70-inch LCD is not only significantly larger, but also sets a new benchmark of excellence in terms of video image reproduction, viewing angle and image quality. We've designed it to dramatically enhance the large screen LCD TV user's viewing experience."