By James Wells and agencies

SOUTH KOREA: LG.Philips LCD, a joint venture between the Dutch Royal Philips Electronics and South Korean LG Electronics, has developed the world’s largest TFT-LCD panel with a 100-inch corner-to corner dimension.

LG.Philips supersedes the 82-inch LCD panel released by Samsung and is comparable to the 102-inch plasma display panel that Samsung has created.

“We are very excited about this breakthrough,” said a spokesperson for Philips Australia.

The 100-inch widescreen panel was developed at LG.Philips LCD’s P7 plant, which the company claims is the world’s largest seventh-generation glass substrate fabrication line at Paju in South Korea.

The screen features a 2.2 metre width, 1.2 metre height, offers a 3000:1 contrast ratio, colour reproduction of 92 per cent and a 180-degree viewing angle.

With LG.Philips LCD’s proprietary copper-based interconnect technology, the 100-inch LCD panel supports a response speed below 5ms and offers 6.22 million-pixel picture quality, according to the company.

“Our development of the 100-inch LCD panel reaffirms that LG.Philips LCD is the global leader in large-area LCD technology. Technological advances for large-area LCD TVs, such as the 100-inch LCD, will act as a catalyst that accelerates customer demand for high picture quality and large screens,” said LG.Philips LCD executive vice president, Sang Deog Yeo.