No consumers products have been announced yet, but we have a feeling AU Optronics could be on to something with its new "world first" LCD panel size -- which seems to at least be a first of its kind for consumer applications. Instead of the traditional 1920 x 1200 resolution and aspect ratio of normal "widescreen" 24-inch LCDs, the new 1080p MoniTV display is true 16:9 and 1920 x 1080, for perfectly matching that HD signal coming from the likes of your PS3, Xbox 360 or Blu-ray player. AU Optronics is banking on the trend of people watching TV and movies at their desks, and with a mere 14mm of thickness to the panel (pictured on the left), we're guessing this'll be a pretty attractive offering once it gets into the hands of manufacturers. AUO is building a range of MoniTV 16:9 panels to go along with, starting at 15-inch and running on up to 32-inches. Most will be available Q2 this year.

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AU Optronics builds "world's first" 16:9 24-inch MoniTV LCD for desktops