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4K TV Does NOT Require Native 4K Media

4K TV Does NOT Require Native 4K Media

TV – Repeat after me: 4K TV does NOT require native 4K media. Again: 4K TV does NOT require native 4K media. The reason I’m repeating myself — not only in the previous sentence, but also in echoing other articles I’ve written — is that self-styled experts continue to say that 4K TV will not […]

I’ve Seen the Smart Phone’s Future, and It Sings!

Smartphones – If your main priority is watching your smart phone, buy a Samsung Galaxy S5, which has the best display ever put into a cell phone, at least thus far. But what do you do if you want much-better-than-CD-quality sound to come out of your phone’s little 3.5-mm audio jack? Is such a thing even possible? […]

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Fat TVs Come Back

TV – A few years ago Samsung introduced very thin large-screen LCD-TV sets with LED edge-lighting and thin light-guide plates (LGPs). The company earned its place in the infamous marketing hall of fame by ignoring reality and calling these sets “LED TVs,” which has confused TV consumers and salesmen every since. With these thin, elegantly […]

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LG G3 Phone Comes with Quad HD Display

Just when you thought a Full HD display was hot stuff for a smart phone, here comes the soon-to-arrive LG G3 with a Quad HD display. Now, let’s be careful. This is not a quad Full HD display, which would make it Ultra HD (or 4K or 3840×2160 pixels). Rather, this is 4 times poor-man’s […]

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Has LCD Innovation Reached the End of the Line?

Display Industry – That’s a great headline. I wish I had written it. The “hed” first appeared on a press release issued yesterday by IHS, which described and promoted the IHS/SID 2014 Business Conference to be held on Monday June 2 as part of SID Display Week in San Diego. The conference is not actually […]

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What Happens After Amorphous IGZO?

Display Components – Sharp has established indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) as a successful backplane material that enables high aperture ratios in high-pixel-density LCDs in sizes too large for low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) to be financially viable. IGZO is also an attractive, lower-cost alternative for LTPS in high-pixel-density smart-phone LCDs. Sharp and Qualcomm are working together […]

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Smartphones:  Galaxy S5 Triumphs; Amazon 3D Entices

Phones/Smartphones – North American sales of Samsung’s long-awaited Galaxy S5 phone began on April 11, and pundits muttered that carriers were nervous about how the phone would sell. As it turns out, either the worries were overblown or the pundits were smoking funny-looking cigarettes. Four days after North American sales commenced, a Samsung spokesperson said […]

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Samsung Galaxy S5 has Best Cell Phone Display Ever

Mobile Displays – Friend and colleague Ray Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies Corp. (www.displaymate.com), has just published the results of his painstaking tests on the display in Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smart phone. Since mere mortals such as you and I will not be able to get a GS5 in North America until at least […]

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Everyone is Designing a Smart Watch, but Consumers Aren’t Buying — Yet

Wearables – I’m afraid I jumped on my colleague Norbert Hildebrand when I belatedly wrote a response yesterday to his Display Daily of March 14 describing the flexible SnapWatch prototype. I don’t usually do that, but while the cheap-looking, dorky, and low-spec SnapWatch prototype is likely to get somewhat less dorky during further development, it […]

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Three Stories: Sony, DSE 2014, and Unidisplay

Public Displays – I believe a Display Daily story should be simple, short, and about only one thing. But sometimes the stories pile up. Do you tell them all or select only one, knowing the others will get stale and eventually be moved to the “Old Stuff” folder on your back-up hard drive? For me, […]

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