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fluteflute
July 24th, 2008, 07:47 AM
Microsoft research has developed a competing technology to LCD, which it claims will provide brighter, cheaper screens.

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/214509/microsoft-touts-rival-lcd-technology.html

mcduck
July 24th, 2008, 08:07 AM
Interestingly, their claim that normal LCD's would take 25 to 45 ms to change seems quite exaggerated.. 25ms, perhaps, on a low-end display, but I doubt that you can even find LCD panel with a response time of 45ms.. 6 years ago, perhaps, but not today..

Canis familiaris
July 24th, 2008, 08:10 AM
It is 2 to 5 ms mostly now not 25 ms or 45 ms.

grossaffe
July 24th, 2008, 08:29 AM
Well if its cheaper, I'm interested. Cheap LCD screens are paramount to my hobby.

Heinzelotto
July 24th, 2008, 08:34 AM
3 diodes per pixel? sounds a little not cheap :D

hessiess
July 24th, 2008, 09:17 AM
brighter screens are not nesoserraly a good thing, screen brightness should be set relative to the ambient lighting or you end up with bright/dark colour banding.

http://www.hessiess.com/image/monitor_calibratior.gif
if you cannot see 26 equal width bars with aproxamatly the same shade diffarance between them, your monitor is calobrated wrong.

kinematic
July 24th, 2008, 09:34 AM
Before anyone goes on about how brighter screens aren't any good, this is what the article says.


Microsoft also claims the pixels will be significantly brighter than in LCD, meaning monitors wouldn't require as strong a backlight, reducing power consumption and potentially making them usable in direct sunlight.