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Old 15th Jan 2010, 14:51   #1
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Prysm: Laser displays are the future

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Old 15th Jan 2010, 14:53   #2
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Sounds good, but just how thin could laser displays go? If they're as thin as the latest LED backlit LCD's, I'll be very impressed.
If I can't mount it on my wall I'm not really interested.
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Except that, moving objects, in this case, a mirror, I don't find it a good idea...

Any idea on refresh rates on these?
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i have to agree with proxess, moving parts always increase the chance for failure. Unless it can be shown that these screens have a much longer viewing life and an incredibly low failure rate, as well as being as thin as current LCD's (preferably the newer LED TV's), they simply aren't as versatile or useful as what we already have.
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Although it's sounds realy AWSOME (doesn't everything that involves laz0rs?)...

I for one DON'T want to go back to the bulky screens we all know a little to well. Damn my arms still hurt when I think of it :P

What are the sizes we can expect? Is it back to CRT-style screens? Then I'll pass...
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Except that, moving objects, in this case, a mirror, I don't find it a good idea...

Any idea on refresh rates on these?
Oh thank goodness you don't find it a good idea! I was worried that these guys just decided to use mirrors for the fun of it and for epic lulz. Thank goodness you've brought up a good point that you don't like mirrors and therefore the technology is not useful! Phew..
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I remember that there was some research that looked promissing where light could be "bent" by passing current through "special" optics, there by lossing the need for moving optics. It was in correlation to new optical drives. They made the clame like reading entire blue-rays in under a second. Imagine that in these displays......
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I wonder if this can produce 16 bit per colour channel pictures, because Dolby don't seem to be doing anything about Brightside. If so, then HDR displays can come to the market soon and hopefully be the next buzzword instead of damn '3D' with that silly glass wearing business that goes with it.
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I miss my CRT.
Me too....i still havent used a single LCD that has come close to the picture quality in terms of contrast, true blacks, that my old Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 19' did, 5yrs ago.

Never stopped regretting the fact i sold it........yes it was bulky, but i have come to loathe all this 'non native' resolution crap with LCD screens.
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I'd certainly take contrast / image quality over a size zero figure, but I share the concern over 'rotating mirrors' and will add 'laser lifetime' to the list. Anyway, OLED tvs and monitors will be ready Thursday (1)

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tehe, I still have my old 21" Dell CRT. Every so often I clear the space and heave all 65lbs onto my desk to remind myself just how good things were in the days before we were compromised into fashion victims.

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It's way to early to tell anything at this point guys. We just have to wait and see. If they were going to go up against current LED based screens then I am sure they would consider all the pros and cons before trying to compete. It's not like they are going to release something just for the sake of it with wild claims of improved everything and then go and drop a 50kg monster on you, that would be stupid.

And for the one that mentioned laser lifetimes. What about laser printers that run for years and years without issue? Surely that much of the technology is proven to work.
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Laser-based displays already exist - Mitsubishi launched a laser display using DLP micromirror devices about a year ago - I think it's more of a rear-projection screen using discrete red, green and blue lasers though, rather than using lasers to excite a phosphor screen - but the technology is nothing new, and is already available, albeit in a different format to that proposed in the article.

As for the lifespan of a laser, lasers used in printers are only ever used for a few seconds at a time, not for hours on end, as they would be used in a TV or monitor. They are solid state devices, though, so I'd imagine they'd have lifespans comparable to those of LEDs.
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LaserLED's actually exist
While my CRT was great when it came to colours, the sheer crispness of an LCD is great with text and work.
The CRT was better for gaming though.

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Since the film Paycheck was on TV the other day, I misread the story as 'Laser displays the future'.

Ahh if only. As long as the future had less Ben Affleck in it, that is.
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I miss my old Dell 19"! It was awesome! Got it for 25 second-hand when this LCD craze started and I've got half a mind to bring it out of retirement. Samsung SyncMaster 193v just pales into insignificance in comparison. Only problem is that I'll need a bigger flat to house it :-P
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This sounds interesting but I tend to think that SED/FED will be the next standard.
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I am not liking the sound of fast rotating mirrors in a phone.
Everything else sounds good though.
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