In the commercial and professional market display systems differ in many significant respects and are far from the commoditization of the consumer monitor market. The differences are both external and internal: Panel choice: Brightness and … [more]
The Hong Kong Heritage Museum kindly sent over some photos of recent installations using Digital View VideoStream media players and VideoFlyers.
The Digital View LCD Controller summary on the website has been completely revised and a downloadable version also made available. This summary makes comparison more straightforward than the previous presentation. Each of the items on the … [more]
The Digital View LCD controller page has been completely rewritten with a new summary together with a version for download. This can be seen here.
LCD panel brightness is normally expressed in terms of Nits or Candelas/meter2 (cd/m2), they are equivalent, and refers to the manufacturers measurement under the following conditions: After the backlight has had time to warm up to reach … [more]
HDMI is a consumer products video interface specification as set by the HDMI organization (www.hdmi.org). The organization was founded by consumer products companies to both simplify the inter-connection of consumer media devices as well as … [more]
Daniel Howe and Bill Seaman have put together a very impressive installation comprising 16 LCD panels in the Hong Kong City University, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre. This is on exhibit now until the … [more]
Common to most LCD panels used in display systems is that they are Thin Film Transistor (TFT) ‘active matrix’ type, each pixel has its own thin film transistor which acts as the switch. So what … [more]
As SID explain it: At Display Week 2012, the Society for Information Display is providing a new forum for live demonstrations of emerging information display technologies and related areas. This new exhibit platform is called … [more]
The Digital View website has frequent mention of ‘multi-panel’ support, maybe more accurately expressed as multi-panel timing support. What is multi-panel support? Different LCD panel models have different signal timing requirements – Digital View LCD controllers … [more]
When choosing an LCD panel, size and resolution are probably the two characteristics that are at the top of everyone’s list – but for a display system that matches the needs of the target market … [more]
As shown in the Corning video ‘A Day Made of Glass’ (mentioned in an earlier blog) and movies like Avatar and Minority Report, transparent displays look exciting. Attendees of certain trade shows will know that … [more]
The inside of a normal LCD monitor or TV is pretty straightforward as this diagram shows:
I have started a Display System Developer blog on displaysystem.tumblr.com for notes and various information related to developing LCD display systems.
Common input signal connectors as shown above include: HMDI: Designed for consumer electronics but increasingly appearing on professional grade products as well. DVI: Comes in two designs, digital and digital & analog. DisplayPort: Promoted as … [more]
As SID say “Display Week is North America’s premier showcase of the display industry which is valued at over US$100B annually”. Display Week is a mix of conferences and an exhibition. The exhibition runs from … [more]
‘Better’ may depend on your requirements however it seems reasonably clear that LED provides a number of benefits over CCFT backlights. A few of the issues: Availability: Now many of the panels meeting other specification … [more]
A look at how displays might be part of our daily life in the future… this is Corning’s excellent A Day Made of Glass 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZkHpNnXLB0