2004

Dec 09, 2004

The Competing Display Technologies

Check out this cool article discussing the current four main competing display technologies by DisplayMate writer Raymond Soneira. It is the second in a four part article set on the topic of comparing the four technologies, LCD, plasma, DLP rear-projection and CRT with regards to gray-scale and color accuracy.Learn more at ExtremeTech- Dr. D.

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Dec 02, 2004

HDTV: A Shopper’s Survival Guide

Check out the great BusinessWeek article on the current trends in digital television and HDTV. What are some of the latest technologies out there and what trends should we expect for the next few years. The article discusses topics at high-levels and is therefore not necessarily to informative for real home theater geeks.Check it out.-Dr. D.

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Dec 01, 2004

Side Projection Flat-Panel Display Startup Moves Forward

As mentioned in an earlier blog entry, the newly developed flat-panel technology by Cambridge Flat Projection Display Ltd. is raising a number of eye-brows in the display industry. The startup has now received funding to proceed in its development phase and also build capabilities to license the technology. United Kingdom's National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA) has provided £150,000 ($285,000) in funding to allow this emerging technology to develop additional prototypes and draw more interest from corporate sponsors.Learn more at EE Times- Dr. D.

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Nov 29, 2004

Dual Displays for Gaming

More and more video cards are available with multiple monitor support. Having two monitors can often improve your effectiveness in day-to-day tasks, allowing you to brows the Web on one display while checking email or writing a document on the other display. As dual (or sometimes more) displays become more and more common, it’s surprisingly few gaming companies that have developed games that can leverage dual displays. Tom’s Hardware Guide discusses this topic in an interesting article.- Dr. D.

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Nov 29, 2004

LCD Display Technology Improved

Finnish company Oy Modilis, Ltd recently announced a new, unique lightguide which features controlled viewing angle for TFT-LCDs. This results in less display components and thinner, more cost-effective display solutions. Being able to offer flat-screen display solutions that are brighter, thinner and cheaper than the existing solutions is surely going to raise interest among manufactures of all hardware systems that uses LCD screens from digital cameras and desktop monitors to PDAs and mobile phones.- Dr. D.

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Nov 24, 2004

Current Uncertainty for LCD Industry, Long-Term Future Looks Bright

Sales of LCD panels have been falling short of the aggressive expectations set for 2004. This due to the general strategy of “if you build it, they will buy it” that has been adopted in the last decade among the leading display panel manufactures in Asia. With the conversion rate of CRT to LCD slowing and a continuous strong demand for CRT-based televisions by the market, LCD display products have been faced with less than expected growth.According to research firm iSupply however, the demand for LCD panels will pick up significantly with primarily large screen displays driving the demand. Panel shipments are estimated to rise to 31.6 million square More…

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Nov 24, 2004

LG Electronics Introduces World’s Largest Plasma Display

The South Korean electronics manufacturer LG is launching a 71-inch PDP display to the domestic Korean market. It will be provided in a package including a home theater system and set-top box for an approximate 80 million won (75,000 USD). The display will also be available overseas on a pre-order basis. Learn more at Channel NewsAsia-Dr. D.

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Nov 24, 2004

New Flat Projection Display from UK

A professor at Cambridge has developed a new LCD display technology that promises to deliver similar quality to today’s plasma screens but at a fraction of the cost. The system relies on internal reflection in a wedge-shaped piece of clear plastic that is fed by the same LCD video that is used in rear projection TVs. They currently have a 15 inch and a 50 inch demo, both reaching brightness levels comparable to the top-end plasma displays on the market today.Learn more at The Register- Dr. D.

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Nov 22, 2004

Thin CRTs Taking on LCD and PDP Displays

According to iSupply researcher Riddhi Patel CRTs are not going away anytime soon. According to the research firm, the display technology will still account for 70 percent of the television market by 2008. One of the key problems with CRTs is their bulky size which more and more manufacturers are responding to by developing thinner and thinner units. Additionally, the low price point of most CRT displays is the key driver to its continuous success.-Dr. D.

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Nov 18, 2004

New Super Fast LCD Available for Gamers

Hyundai ImageQuest is launching a new 19-inch LCD display that will fit most criteria for today’s hard-core gamers. With an 8 millisecond response time, the L90D+ model is taking the lead as the fasted LCD monitor currently offered on the market.

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