November 25th, 2004, 08:10 PM
Cheap LCD screens in your future
Full story at the Register
A Cambridge UK academic has come up with a completely new flat TV concept that relies on total internal reflection in a wedge shaped piece of clear plastic, fed by the same LCD video projectors that drive rear-projection televisions. The technique promises to cost about a fiftieth of the price of current plasma screens and yet deliver a similar quality picture.
Flat Projection Displays will eventually also target cheap laptop displays using the clear wedge approach, but this will only be practical once a matchbox or smaller sized projector becomes available, which Travis says is certainly on the way.
November 25th, 2004, 09:22 PM
for 50 years all we had was crt screens. In the last ten there must be over a dozen different technologies, its amazing isnt it?
November 25th, 2004, 10:34 PM
Put that money back in your pocket if you can tough it out for 2 or 3 more years.
The technique promises to cost about a fiftieth of the price of current plasma screens and yet deliver a similar quality picture.
November 27th, 2004, 04:52 AM
nah dude you read that wrong. just because its cheaper for them to make doesnt mean theyll pass the savings on.
at least not for awhile
remember for like 3 years crappy dvd players were no less than $300, the production costs for them are a fraction of that compared to vhs. oh wait, theyre new so its justified
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