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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  • DeathByDuke - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    damn right,

    electronic paper!


    itd be cool to open a book of encyclopedia britannica and have each page display scrolling text from each article, and videos for each article too, all stored on some multi Gb flash storage in the book covers
  • highlandsun - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    All of the new display technologies look really intriguing. And I think it's about time someone got Uhura's earpiece done right.
  • ComatoseDelirium - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link


    NVIDIA promised that both of these items would be available to end users in the next 2 - 3 months. While they are definitely lagging behind ATI in H.264 decode acceleration, at least NVIDIA has finally provided us with a working demo of the technology and they have also committed to us that it will work on all GeForce 6 and 7 GPUs (AGP and PCIe).

    -Great News For AGP Users, I heard many claims that H.264 decoding wouldn't be possible, and is "broken" on the GeForce 6 series AGP cards. Good to hear from the horses mouth (owner of a 6600GT).

    BTW The article index is messed up, the correct pages do not appear, can someone confirm this?
  • s2kpacifist - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    Need...OLED I hope they fix the problem with the life of the blue soon.
  • shabby - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    Definetly good to hear, but its wierd that the broken cards can decode h.264 but cant accelerate wmv9.

    I really hope this hddvd/bluray shit gets worked out, i have no intention of buying players from both camps. Could of swore i saw a company come out with a player that read both formats some time ago.
  • Cygni - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    h.264 is accelerated by simply "reprograming", if you will, the standard APU's and hardware on the card. No special stuff is needed. Theoretically, its possible with ANY modern GPU. Just gotta have the drivers to do it, assuming the cards got the juice to do it. The dead video decode engine on the early 6800 AGP cards was on the other hand a specially designed piece of hardware only for decode.
  • Nobody Else - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    I believe that was Samsung that intends to come out eith a dual player.">Samsung Player

  • Aquila76 - Saturday, January 7, 2006 - link

    The index seems to be a page ahead (clicking on Page 16 brings up Page 17)

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