Archive for: LCD

Nanosys QDEF Displays Will Make Your Current Gig Look Like Junk.

  • June 23, 2011 2:30 pm

We love pixels here at Gadgetsteria quite a bit. qHD, Reality, Retina — the list of names goes on. But only one will stand triumphant by the end of 2011/early 2012. A new display technology called QDEF by startup Nanosys claims that it produces the best, most accurate picture.

Compared to your standard LCD display whose NTSC color gamut chops register in the 20% range, Nanosys’ QDEF displays are other worldly with their 60+% color reproduction. Most surprising of all, however, is that there isn’t any complex or costly technology at work — it all revolves around quantum dots…

LG reclaims “World’s Thinnest” Crown From Samsung.

  • November 2, 2010 10:08 am

And just like that, Samsung has lost their claim to fame as manufacturer of “World’s Thinnest TV Bezel”. Happily picking it up is LG with their latest 37-inch LCD panel that almost defies the laws of physics with bezels measuring a mere 4 mm left/right, 1.5 mm top, and 2.5mm bottom with a paltry 0.16 inches of max separation. Words can only describe so much. In the end, it’s the picture and it’s thousand word punch that truly get the point across. With that said, just shut up and stare.

Check out that beauty above being displayed at FPD International Japan on November 10-12th.

Toshiba puts OLED mass production plans on ice.

  • October 1, 2010 11:48 am

The joint venture between Toshiba and Panasonic, Toshiba Mobile Display, appears to have a $191.6 million failure on their hands. According to statements made by Toshiba Mobile Display spokesperson Masahiro Kume:

“The plan (for mass-production) is currently frozen. We’ll review the production plan again from scratch.”

The mass production he’s speaking of concerns the $191.6 million investment in OLED mass production the company was gearing up for. Looks like all of those videos we’ve seen of AMOLED displays not really being all that different (read: better) than LCD and Super LCD screens is starting to hurt interest in OLED technology. It’s quite a shame really, because in certain conditions AMOLED does provide a noticeable improvement over traditional LCD counterparts.

With that said, it’ll be some time before we see AMOLED jumping ahead of LCD in terms of usage numbers as Tohisba Mobile Display is redirecting resources to current higher demand LCD screens. Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be…

Apple’s 27″ Cinema display now available.

  • September 17, 2010 6:28 am

If 24″ of screen real estate is awesome, then 27″ is even bigger. Hey, more is better. Right? In most cases I’d say yes, especially this case. Get your IPS powered, 2560 x 1440 worth of pixels for $999 today.

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116-inch 7,680 x 4,320 res plasma — need I say more?

  • June 11, 2010 10:09 am

Recent mumblings of Panasonic’s 4,096 x 2,160 res TV’s may be drool inducing, but as is customary in the tech world, such claims to fame rarely last very long. And so falls my interest in Panasonic’s 4,096 x 2,160 uber TV in favor of NHK’s new 7,680 x 4,320, 116-inch prototype.

In actuality, the 116-inch measurement comes compliments of (4) 58-inch 1920 x 1080 monitors. But the real numbers to the story reside in the 0.33mm pixel shift which make the whole big shebang possible at this size and scale. It of course is a sight to behold too.

Is it cheating? Perhaps. But such things don’t really matter to me once I’m sitting 6′ from a 116-inch, 7,680 x 4,320 display. Video after the jump…

Toshiba unveils 8.4″ SVGA flexible LCD at CID 2010.

  • June 2, 2010 8:00 am

Flexible displays used to be nothing more than figments of imaginations and the driving force behind sci-fi movies. But these days, the human race is getting pretty good at this whole technology thing. With that, flexible displays are now alive more than ever, even if they’re still in prototype stage, away from the hands of crazed gadget freaks like you and I.

But now more than ever, flexible displays are garnering attention. Take for example, Toshiba’s bendable 8.4″ monster…

Dupont breakthrough promises 50″ OLED for the price of 52″ LCD!

  • May 24, 2010 10:47 am

Any type of HD guru will tell you that OLED is the promising future. Granted, OLED still has some issues with direct light. But in a nice dark theater room, an OLED truly sings. The only limiting factor so far has been a sort of “chicken or the egg” conundrum.

For example, Sony’s 11″ OLED TV costs consumers $3,499. Who’s going to spend that much on such a small TV? And Sony likewise can’t lower the price simple because of the lack of mass production. So what do you do?

A recent breakthrough at Dupont appears to have paved the way for much cheaper and large OLED production…

Phillips brings 3rd dimension viewing to 21:9 uber wide TV.

  • February 23, 2010 1:52 pm

If you’re like most consumers balancing on the edge of merely understanding technology, specifically TV/LCD technology, simple terms such as “3D” and “HDTV” probably contain the vast cope of your knowledge. On that note, all 3D and HDTV’s sold in stores are some form of 16:9 or 16:10 with a few 4:3′s still hanging on for a tiny shred of attention. That’s all groovy and all if you’re into “normal” movie watching. For video junkies who really want a piece of the theater inside their house, the Phillips 21:9 uber wide (cinema edition) LCD is the only answer. We looked at this particular TV several months back and are still just as enamored with it’s shear size and length as were were back then.

Even with an aspect ratio that’s almost longer than life itself, the 21:9 beauty couldn’t milk that feature forever. So how exactly do you improve a 21:9 uber TV? Add 3D of course! For naysayers bringing up the valid point that movies aren’t released as 21:9 titles, take note. The TV actively resizes the picture to fit on the extra long screen. And from the videos I’ve seen of it in action, does a fairly damn good job.

Unfortunately, an anemic wallet as well as utter lack of any easy way to pick one up in the states means that for now, the Phillips 21:9 3D TV will still remain an object of desire.

Price? Don’t expect anything remotely affordable…


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2880 x 900 curved display by Ostendo beckons your visual cortex

  • November 24, 2009 10:18 am


Anyone thinking their multi-monitor setup is “the king” needs to get familiar with the 2880 x 900 43″ monster from Ostendo. As you can see above, (careful, close your mouths…) the screen is very large, curved, and all around a technological beautiful thing to look at. I mean I wouldn’t mind staring at it’s clean glass surface for hours on end. To put the sheer width of the 32:10 screen in perspective:

  • 180% wider than 16:9
  • 240% wider than 4:3

Those thinking that Ostendo is playing on this whole “curved display” fad without any real specs must know that it makes use of the latest LED technology as well as featuring a lightning quick .02 millisecond refresh rate. Of course, the fact that it pumps out pixels at 2880 x 900 doesn’t hurt either. The only painful thing is the amount at which it costs to join this club — $6499. Ya, that halted your part bus didn’t it?