Manufacturers show off ever slimmer TVs

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The LG Signature OLED TV W7

The LG Signature OLED TV W7

TVs continue to be the focus of the International Consumer Electronics Show, and thin definitely is in.

* We told you about LG’s ultrathin TV. It finally is about to come to market, according to reports.

Now known as the Signature OLED TV W, the TV is 2.56mm, or about one-eighth of an inch, thick, and it will be sold in two sizes: 65 inches and 77 inches. The “W” stands for “Wallpaper,” and LG says the TV will hang on a wall through the use of magnetic brackets, which eliminates the gap between the wall and the TV.

The TV includes High Dynamic Range capability and Dolby Atmos sound. According to reports, the 65-inch model is expected to go on sale in March 2017 with the 77-inch model later in 2017. No price was announced, but experts predict a price above $8,000 for the 65-inch model.

* TCL teased two ultrathin models in its new X series, which it said would launch first in China and worldwide after sometime in 2017. The curved X3 is 6.9mm thick, or about one-quarter of an inch. TCL says it will be the world’s thinnest curved-screen TV. The flat-screen X2 comes in at about three-eighths of an inch in thickness. No prices were available.