Hitachi 3D LCD Display Demo

Yet another interesting display technology Hitachi demonstrated is their 3D LCD display.  Hitachi stacked two identical LCD displays on top of each other and varied the brightness of the objects being displayed on each screen using special software to achieve a 3D effect with no special glasses required.  The display was being driven by a Windows PC with dual DVI output and software created by NTT.

Overall we were impressed with the ability to view a 3D image without the need for any special eyewear.  Hitachi says the first application of this display will be in casino gambling machines by mid-2006 and later in car navigation displays.  The video loop running on the display showed a concept interface for a car navigation system and it was very impressive.  Directional arrows overlaid on city streets were much easier to see in “real” 3D as opposed to the conventional 3D maps in today’s navigation systems.  A touch screen version is also in the works.

Hitachi's LCD Display with LED Backlight Finishing off with Philips' Rollable Display
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  • highlandsun - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    These are edge-lit displays, i.e., the LEDs are all along one edge of the screen and lightguides are used to spread their light across the whole display surface. If you decrease the brightness of one or two LEDs that will cause a dark stripe. Probably not useful for most types of images.
  • Clauzii - Sunday, January 8, 2006 - link

    Hmm - bummer! Would have been nice though...each backlit....
  • Lyman42 - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    I agree, the rollable display is probably one of the most innovative things shown in the article. I also wish that AMD SFF PC would be for sale outside of Asia; it looks very cool. As for HD-DVD and Blu-Ray (BR), anyone notice how ugly the HD-DVD box looks compared to BR's? I like that the Blu-Ray Boxes say 1080p right on the cover, great way to try and differentiate yourself from the competition for J6P.
  • psychobriggsy - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    I didn't like the design of most of the VIIV devices. Still too 'PC' like.

    That Dell VIIV device only had VGA output. Welcome to VGA resolution DRM video on your HDTV. Come on, a VIIV PC should have DVI with HDCP at least, and HDMI would be nice too.

    The Intel VIIV machine looked awful. What is it with PC manufacturers and the desire for ugly buttons and nasty smokey-black plastic panels?

    OTOH the OLED display looked great, amazingly thin. And the rollable display has a lot of promise for the future.
  • lexmark - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    great article. looks like intel is really pushing forward on its viiv platform. i really liked alot of the case designs on display.

    on the rollable paper idea, won't durability become a problem? something so thin and delicate looks easy to damage.

    oh yea AT, stumbled upon a typo while reading:
    The display was barely over an eighth of an inch "think"
  • Iv3RSoN - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    That AMD media center was sexii indeed.
  • skunkbuster - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    that rollable display looks really cool
  • KashGarinn - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    If anyone can find a link to a video of the thing, that'd be awesome.

  • longfred - Sunday, January 8, 2006 - link"> technology -> download gives you pictures and a video.
  • xsilver - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    I think the idea of it keeping for months without power is pretty awesome, no cumbersome battery pack!

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