Links Part 2
They showed off some really hot 36-inch SED display prototypes, which besides registering an average of half the metered power consumption of similar sized LCD and plasma TVs, featured a totally independent viewing angles and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. It was kind of crazy, when the screen went black it was like the whole panel disappeared.
These pics help illustrate the excellent off-axis viewing performance of SED:
The first pic shows the stage setup with an HD camera feed going to a plasma or LCD (not sure, the translation isn't clear) in the second pic and an SED in the third pic.
The article also has info about the Pioneer and Panasonic PDP 1080p prototypes that was hopefully closely translated and summarized here with additional SED info also.
- prototype screens are prone to light reflections
- should be better almost everywhere compared to LCD/plasma
- should even be superior in some aspects to CRT
- first displays will be 55"
- production being 2006, probably high prices
- mass production 2007, falling prices
-Canon is planning to also produce smaller SED computer monitors in late 06 at comparable to LCD prices
Panasonic 50" 1080p prototype:
- noticably worse shadow detail compared to 65" 1080p model
- noticably worse shadow detail compared to 50" 768p model
- release date still undecided
Pioneer 50" 1080p prototype:
- prototype can't use single side drive right now
- shadow detail etc almost similar to 5060
- red color needs some minor tweaking
- overall noticably better than the Panasonic 50" 1080p prototype
- release planned for soccer world cup 2006
Here's some nice pics illustrating the black level differences in the three technologies :Phttp://videosystems.com/e-newsletters/SED_TV/
Popular Science have awarded the Canon/Toshiba SED technology with the "Best of What's New 2005 award"http://www.hdbeat.com/2005/11/16/sed...-of-whats-new/http://gear.ign.com/articles/679/679235p1.htmlhttp://www.engadget.com/2006/01/08/s...-and-personal/
The SED display sets were 32-inches showing a 720p pic, but the production units later this year will be 55-inches in full 1080p. Even with the the 720p source material during the 12-minute presentation, the SED picture rivaled, or even exceeded some of the 1080p displays we scanned this week. The demo highlighted features like brightness, contrast, depth and color. Probably the best way to describe something this visual is to think back to when you first saw HDTV. Remember the impact it had on you and the jump you saw in picture quality? That's what SED feels like; it's like making the jump from SDTV to HDTV all over again. It's that good.
SED manufacturing methods revealed:http://neasia.nikkeibp.com/neasia/002048
There is an online SED (flash) video demo and an online (flash) interview with Canon's Director of Marketing.
"Also, according to Michael Zorich, Canon's Director of Marketing, SED's will first be available in Japan in limited quantities and then will be available throughout the world beginning in 2007... Another couple notes from Michael: screen size is virtually unlimited as long as they can maintain the integrity of the glass (think 100″+), SED has better viewing angles than any other display technology currently out there, and the first SED sets will be 55″ and native 1080p."
(full disclosure: my buddy runs the blog)
If you want to see an interview with Canon's Director of Marketing re: SED then use this link:http://www.dlmag.com/video.php?type=...264384K_Stream
If you want to view Canon's SED demo then use this link:http://www.dlmag.com/video.php?type=...264384K_Stream