Save the planet with the HDI 100 inches
HDI Ltd. has shown a new 3D projection display technology with greater than high-definition resolution, a revolutionary laser-driven device using 80% less power and costing 60% less than existing flat screens. First samples should be available in May 2010, when the first screens will start rolling out of the Chinese factory....
The presented 100-inch diagonal 2D/3D switchable dynamic video rear projection display derives its stereoscopic 1,920 x 1,080p image quality from two RGB laser-illuminated liquid crystal on silcon (LCOS) micro display chips. "It costs $4 billion to get a large screen plasma or LCD plant on line. Our technology will require five percent of that investment to produce HDI 2D/3D Switchable Dynamic Video Projection Displays in quantity."says HDI Ltd., co-founder Ingemar Jansson.
Have a look at the presentation video here
or read the technical explanation here
on Techshout.com. There is also a Dec 2009 announcement here
in the San Jose Business Journal.
More about the new display
: IT Broadcast and digital cinema published on its web site the full (preliminary) spec sheet here
. The main fact is that the laser light source for the 2m50 (100 inches) display is burning 19 Watts only. Even with the control electronic, you may expect huge energy bill savings from this display ! Cabinet depth should not be more than 15 cm (6 inches) .
More about HDI Ltd.: The company was bootstrapped by co-founder and CEO Ingemar Jansson, a display industry veteran who invested $5 million. Jansson bought the intellectual property from Fremont-based Microdisplay Corp. (read the 2007 paper here for historical facts) that went bust in 2007 after $50 million in funding. HDi employs 10 and is on University Avenue.