Plasma TVs Out -------> Laser TVs In
As a result of this lucrative partnership - just when you thought it was safe to go out and buy a new television, it appears that big screen LCD and plasma TVs are possibly on their way - out.
David and I had been contemplating purchasing a big screen TV some time this year and now we're both glad we waited!
Laser TV is a form of rear-projection television that uses a mixture of red, blue and green lasers instead of traditional mercury lamps as a light source. The purity of laser light allows for images with far more color.
That is the top selling point for proponents of the long-awaited technology, who note that current high-definition LCD and plasma televisions display only about 40 percent of the color that the human eye can see. Laser TVs promise to show twice as much, resulting in richer images.
Novalux in Sunnyvale, California discovered that if you add a crystal of lithium Niobate to a gallium Indium arsenide laser, that the light output would be boosted, causing the wavelength to change from infrared to red, green, or blue.
Revealing the very first Laser TV in the world today in Sydney the pitch claims that:
... it would be half the price, twice as good, and use a quarter of the electricity of conventional plasma and LCD TVs.
The new technology works thus:
The lasers shine on arrays of thousands of micromirrors that flip back and forth thousands of times a second to combine the light into new colors of different intensities, says inventor Aram Mooradian, founder of Novalux and former head of the quantum electronics group at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory.
While televisions will be the first commercial ventures which will use the 72 laser technology, mobile devices are currently being trialed using only 3 lasers each.
Aram Mooradian, founder of Novalux and the inventor of the new TVs, used to be the head of the quantum electronics group for MIT's Lincoln Laboratory.
I'll bet that Hollywood will one day be in his sites, if not already! I can only imagine what an amazing difference such technology will bring to movies and our grateful eyes.
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