Are HDTVs with unbreakable glass necessary?

Corning is pitching its ultradurable Gorilla Glass--currently used in smartphones and handheld devices--for use as HDTV cover glass.

Gorilla Glass
Corning

My dream TV should come with Wi-Fi, a Blu-ray player, and a powerful sound bar, and I doubt an armored glass panel will ever end up in my list of wants. Nevertheless, Corning is pitching its ultradurable "Gorilla Glass" for use as HDTV cover glass. This material was originally invented in 1962 and has been used in smartphones and handheld devices to protect against drop damage and scratches. Putting aside some of the rare cases of flying Nintendo Wiimotes smashing TV screens, I'm having a hard time recalling any other similar panel fatalities.

The company is expecting its first deal to be secured soon, and these tough displays may be launched as early as next year, according to Engadget HD. The million dollar question is whether you're willing to pay extra for one. Share your sentiments in the TalkBack section.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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