Philips Rollable Display Demo

Philips showed off a technology we’ve been waiting a long time for: the rollable display. 

This is essentially a fully functional grayscale display that you can bend (or roll). The demo station showed the display being updated in real time while continuously being rolled and unrolled. 

Philips says they have rolled the display over 25,000 times without failure.  It also uses very little power because the display only draws power during updates.  The display will retain the last image written to it for several months without needing any power.  It also retains its image perfectly while being bended or rolled even with no power applied. The display could be a huge boost for reading electronic text away from a desktop computer.

Hitachi 3D LCD Display Demo


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  • DeathByDuke - Saturday, January 07, 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 07, 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. Reply
  • ComatoseDelirium - Saturday, January 07, 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 07, 2006 - link

    Need...OLED I hope they fix the problem with the life of the blue soon. Reply
  • shabby - Saturday, January 07, 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 07, 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. Reply
  • Nobody Else - Saturday, January 07, 2006 - link

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

  • Aquila76 - Saturday, January 07, 2006 - link

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

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