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Illumination & Displays

LCD TVs with new LED backlight technology


Hitachi demonstrated new additions to its LCD TV lineup. These TVs have Hitachi's new S-LED (Slim-block LED) backlight technology developed in conjunction with Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), Brecksville, Ohio, onboard.

The brightness of each backlight is independently controlled by a small block of LEDs, producing exceptionally sharp contrasts with clear colors and true deep blacks. Scaling back brightness in black pixels also allows for less power consumption - approximately 27% for the L42, and 21% for the L37.