Samsung announces large-format LED displays

Samsung's LFD uses LED tech. LED? Anyone heard of this before?

No sense of scale in this photo, but this thing is huge, and thin. Samsung

LAS VEGAS--As Samsung and other vendors continue their CES-LED onslaught, not even giant Large Format Displays (LFD) are safe, as the company announced what it claims is the first LFD displays to incorporate LED Backlight Unit (BLU) technology.

The Samsung Syncmaster LED LFD 460EX, 460EXn, 550EX, and 550EXn are new LFDs with LED backlight tech. According to Samsung, the LED LFD series is Samsung's thinnest, lightest, and most energy-efficient professional LCD display in the 46-inch- and 55-inch-screen class to date. They will measure a small 1.6 inches deep and will boast a purported 43 percent weight savings over similar models.

LED LFD 460EX, 460EXn, 550EX, and 550EXn displays key specs:

  • 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution
  • 4,000:1 contrast
  • 120 Hz panel refresh rate
  • Full PC- and video-connectivity
  • EXn models incorporate a "high performance" PC
  • 40GB hard drive
  • Windows XP-embedded
  • High-speed network connectivity
  • 8 ms response time
  • Three years on-site parts and labor

The product line will be available through Samsung resellers in March.

The EXn displays, available in 46-inch and 55-inch sizes, will be available from Samsung resellers in the second quarter of 2010 with pricing currently TBD.

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