Coming soon: 50% lighter LCD TVs

LCD’s are already fairly light, so this would be pretty surprising if it hit mainstream since I don’t think there’s a *huge* demand to make them any lighter, but it’s cool to see them innovating. I mean, if they’re going to sell me a lighter TV, I’ll take it and my back will appreciate it!


But according to the researchers, they placed a thin layer of heat-resistant silicon dioxide on plastic (polycarbonate, to be more exact) instead. The plastic is lighter than glass substrates, which need solid frames to make them more stable. Plastic substrate frames are considerably lighter, with Teijin saying this will pave the way for LCD TVs that weigh 50% as much as normal.