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Category Archives: monitors/tvs

Samsung’s ‘Flapping’ OLED

Remember Sony’s ultra-thin and curvy OLED panel earlier this month? Well, guess what? Samsung has a similar thin OLED in the works called the “Flapping display.” Showcased at this year’s FPD (Flat Panel Displays) International Exhibition, Samsung boasts that the 4-inch, 0.05mm thick OLED panel has a resolution of 480 x 272 pixels, contrast ratio of 100,000:1, and a luminance rating of 200cd/m2. Samsung also states that the Flapping display is capable of reproducing color 100% within the NTSC standard. Appearance wise, the display looks like a piece of laminated plastic.

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Acer F-22 Ferrari LCD Monitor

Can’t afford a real Ferrari? Yeah, me neither. But, we can surely afford this Ferrari LCD monitor! Sure it doesn’t have a screaming V-12 engine, but who cares? It’s still a Ferrari! Manufactured by Acer, the limited edition F-22 (or F-22Bid) Ferrari LCD monitor boasts a 22-inch widescreen panel with a contrast ratio of 20,000:1 and a WSXGA resolution (1,680 x 1,050 pixels). It sports a glossy-black bezel with Ferrari’s signature logo front and center. The monitor also features Acer’s SensorTouch OSD for easy setting adjustments.

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Sharp’s 52-inch solar-powered LCD

Also at this year’s CEATEC JAPAN was Sharp’s eco-friendly 52-inch LCD that is powered by…the sun! Thanks to Sharp’s intelligent decision to use power efficient LEDs to backlight the LCD, the panel is able to consume enough solar energy to power itself. In fact, the solar panel is capable of generating 220kWh — just enough for the TV.

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Sony’s thin and curvy OLED panel

If you thought your shiny new LCD HDTV was thin, think again! Sony has showcased its impressively flexible 11-inch, 0.3mm thick OLED prototype at this year’s CEATEC JAPAN. Beyond its curved and paper-thin shape, no technical specs are known. You can expect ultra-thin panels like these to be the norm in the near future. Imagine these panels embedded inside curved walls and other surfaces! However, Sony’s prototype is nowhere near production stage. Video after the break.

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Smartparts SP3200WF: world’s largest Wi-Fi digital photo frame

Forget those dinky, small Wi-Fi digital photo frames. What you want is the 32-inch Smartparts SP3200WF. Sporting a 16:9 widescreen LCD panel (1,388 x 768 resolution), you can connect the SP3200WF to the Internet or to your home network via Wi-Fi to display the photos on your computer’s hard drive, RSS feeds, PowerPoint slides, PDF files, and even video! The frame fully integrates with Windows Live, so you can view your Windows Live Photo Gallery. All this really needs is a TV tuner so you can sit back and watch a show, that is after you’ve finished staring at all of your photos, of course.

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3M MPro 110: really tiny projector

Remember the news back in March about 3M working with a secret partner to develop an ultra tiny projector? Well, it looks like 3M is ready to show off its work with the soon to be released MPro 110. The pocket-sized projector is capable of displaying images of up to 50 inches diagonally with a resolution of 640 x 480 VGA. The MPro 110 also sports a VGA connector and composite video input so you can connect it to your laptop, digital camera, iPod, etc.

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