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					Flat Panel Displays - Beyond Plasma

The designate set-top box will develop into something of a misnomer in the come up to
imminent, as a large amount displays will develop into too frail to allow a box to placed
on top of them. Equally the fee of plasma & LCD displays has plummeted and their
image quality has improved, they are popping up in homes the world over.

Although they are the darlings of the media and the generic in place of plane panel pose
in the minds of many, plasmas are in this area to be in a serious fight with other
technologies in place of the plane panel crown.

LCD displays, seen on the desktop in place of years as mainframe monitors, and
unoriginal in less significant plane panel TVs, are at the end of the day increasing in size
to the thrust they are in keeping a rival to plasmas in the 42" - 50" size range. Picture
quality is akin to plasmas; however LCDs are immune to the burn-in with the intention
of can affect plasma displays. This burn-in occurs whilst plasma units are used to pose
static images such as cassette game screens and collection or sports tickers.

Plasmas commonly boast an creep in the gift to engender deeper blacks and more
saturated insignia than LCDs. Plasmas are as well better by the side of producing broad
activity cassette than LCDs since of the response spell of the LCD panels, although this
difference is becoming extinct.

LCD TVs are a tad more expensive than plasmas by the side of 42" and better sizes, but
they must final a while longer. Plasma displays must final 20,000 - 25,000 hours and
LCDs must let somebody have 30,000+ hours of informative life. However, the newest
generation of plasma displays from NEC, LG & others is claimed to boast a 60,000 hour
life. If with the intention of is an industry trend, the traditional lifespan benefit held by
LCDs could soon disappear. This comes by the side of a spell whilst Sony and other
major consumer electronics manufacturers are either abandoning plasma or sinking their
plasma offerings. Others, such as Panasonic, Fujitsu and Pioneer are confidently
commited to Plasma equipment.

Currently Sony has a 42", NEC a 40", Sharp a 45", and Samsung a 40" LCD television or
pose. Samsung as well has the lofty single, a 46" with the intention of on track shipping
in ahead of schedule September of 2004. The Samsung 46" was the basic consumer
LCD cassette pose to boast a 1080 line native solution. This allows it to pose 1080p
native whilst with the intention of format arrives in place of HDTV. The Samsung has
been tied by Sony, Toshiba and others, to endow the median 40" size class with
selected pretty solid LCD offerings. The chief consumer LCD TVs or monitors are the
Sharp 65" and Sony showed a prototype 82" LCD from their Bravia line by the side of
the 2006 CES in Las Vegas.

Other technologies are on the horizon as well. One with the intention of has made
known enormous agreement is OLED, in place of Organic Light Emitting Diode.
Developed by Kodak and Pioneer, this equipment has been used in place of a hardly any
years in car stereo and cell phone displays. It's clearly in this area raring to go in place
of prime spell. Philips has made known a 13" piece, Samsung a 17", and Seiko-Epson
has made known a 40" prototype.

OLED's advantages are many. It in fact emits it's own light, so it requires thumbs down
backlight and has better contrast than a traditional LCD. OLED displays boast a large
viewing face like a plasma pose. Power treatment is very low, fewer than 1/2 with the
intention of of a traditional LCD pose. At around 2mm deep, OLEDs are much thinner
than either a plasma or LCD.

They boast a refresh rate in this area 1,000 time nearer than a traditional LCD, so they
will be far superior in place of cassette applications. They boast fewer parts than LCD or
plasma and can be manufactured using a novel ink jet printing process. This promises to
keep prices low as the equipment is implemented. It is probable to notice vice- 20"
displays in supplies by 2006 with better units following single to two years soon.

Other promising pose technologies on the horizon include SED (Surface-conduction
Electron-emitter Display) and carbon Nanotube. SED was residential by Canon, who
began follow a line of investigation into the equipment in 1986. SED is basically the
same attitude as CRT, however here are of great magnitude differences. The a large
amount of great magnitude from a consumer standpoint is thickness. An SED pose is
merely an creep or two thick, depending leading screen size.

The basic construction is two schooner plates separated by a vacuum. One of the plates
is coated with phosphors the other is mounted with electron emitters. Electrons are
expelled whilst a voltage of in this area 16 to 18 V is useful to the emitters. These
electrons are therefore accelerated by a privileged voltage into a beam akin to with the
intention of in a CRT pose.

The visual advantages of SEDs are as in place of CRT displays, enormous color, deep
black levels and quick activity response. These advantages, combined with the slim form
cause, low cost and small power requirement must sort in place of a real winner.

A piece made known by Toshiba by the side of a Japanese trade cabaret in April of 2005
even had it's contrast ratio up to an incredible 100,000 to 1 by significantly sinking black
luminance. Even if the specs were a tad inflated this would still amount to a fantastic
contrast ratio, on the order of 5 time with the intention of of a traditional CRT. At single
spell, Toshiba indicated they would move to this equipment in place of all displays
terminated 40" by 2006. However, past a spectacular sample by the side of 2006 CES by
everywhere they indicated a minute 2006 unveiling, both Canon and Toshiba, Toshiba
resheduled their publication see in place of SED until median 2007, ostensibly to allow
them to engender subordinate cost SEDs.

There is an additional escape in the SED ointment too. On April 21st, 2005 US tap down
Nano-Proprietary has filed a suit contrary to Canon in the U.S. District Court of the
Western District of Texas, alleging with the intention of the seeming (SED) televisions
with the intention of Canon diplomacy to publication violates a licensing agreement
signed 5 years past concerning the Japanese giant and Nano-Proprietary.
The pace of exchange in the homespun the stage and entertainment pose promote has
clearly kept back accelerating. There are selected promising technologies around the
corner with the intention of will allow, as usual, privileged performance, subordinate cost
and more compact form factors. Equally prices in place of sophisticated technologies
plunge and equipment improves, it will sort it even easier in place of the middling
person to boast a fantastic media structure almost anywhere in their homespun.

Steve Faber has almost 15 years in the custom installation industry. He is a CEDIA
certified designer and Installer 2 with certifications from both the ISF and THX. His
experience spans many facets of the industry, from the trenches as an installer and
control systems programmer, and structure designer, to a affair piece director in place
of a specialty importer of lofty ending audio cassette equipment, a sales rep in place of
a great, regional consumer electronics distributor, and principal of a $1.5M+ custom
installation tap down. He at present is senior sales engineer in place of Digital Cinema
Design in Redmond, WA. For much more in this area plane panel equipment, homespun
computerization and homespun the stage, depart to plane panel displays in place of
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