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Samsung Discovers New Way to Make LCD Glass; Could Result in Cheaper LCD TVs

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When a manufacturer wants to make an LCD television or monitor, they take glass, pour fancy chemicals on in, heat it to 300 degrees centigrade, and remove all alkaline. However, this glass is none too cheap: ¥6122 ($53/£26/€37) per square meter. Samsung recently found a possible alternative. By using a new process that they won't go into great details about, Samsung has managed to make LCD television glass out of the same stuff that beer bottles and windows are made of: soda-lime glass. The main scientific advance that allows Samsung to do this is a temperature reduction in the production of glass, preventing the discoloring of glass that would ordinarily occur with soda-lime glass. If Samsung puts this in production, their LCD products would be approximately 6% cheaper according to analysts: a huge advantage when compared to the competition.

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Awsome....i wonder if they would drop in price for christmas.....i plan on getting a 20" 206BW:D
 
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Soda lime glass is the cheapest batch for glass production. While 6% doesn't strike me as terribly amazing, I bet it would facilitate the feasibility of even larger panels.
 
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6% cheaper for the maker but the same price for the consumer no doubt plus the increased weight of the product itself.
 

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6% doesnt amount to a hill of beans compared to the price of Vizio LCD TVs. Not to mention, what part of an LCD TV uses Glass? My Vizio doesnt use glass but some sort of acrylic polymer window type deal. The actually part of the LCD that does anything is made from nickle cobalt and that is used to make the film that diffuses the light (used to make Shims for LCD tvs and monitors for GE Plastics Division based in Mount Vernon IN)