Hitachi made quite an impact at today's press event. They showed off their new, incredibly thin LCD HDTVs that are only 1.5 *inches* thick. This makes the Hitachi flat-panels, the world's thinnest LCD TVs.
Most of the parts for the new 1.5 line had to be custom made. The parts used in their current flat-panel HDTVs couldn't fit in the ultra-thin case of the 1.5.