Originally Posted by HT-Naimee
OK then, full 1920x1080. Everything else is just error correction. There is nothing else. Contrast is error correction, same for the colour problems.
So the only thing left would be a fully automated pj (lens shift etc. all remote controlable) and a new ventilation design.
With Epson's d5 LCD panels in the works, that seems doable. But, I'd forgo more resolution for better CR anytime. Now...what about that 10,000 to 1?
BTW, here's Epson's news release:
"Newsroom Home Newsroom Archive: 2005 2004 October 18
Epson Announces True-HD 1080p LCD Panels for 3LCD Projection Systems
- TOKYO, Japan, October 18, 2004 -
Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson") today announced that it has completed development work on its D5 series of true-HD-ready high-temperature polysilicon (HTPS) TFT liquid crystal panels for 3LCD-type front-projectors and large-screen HDTV LCD projection televisions for the home. Epson will start shipping development samples of the new panels in October 2004 and plans to begin shipping the panels in production quantities in May 2005.
Epson, which developed the new D5 series expressly for consumer markets, sought to enhance brightness by increasing the aperture ratio and also to maximize contrast and resolution. Responding to demands from the consumer market for even better picture quality and lower prices, Epson announced in June that it had developed its first panel in the D5 series: a 0.7-inch, 720p model. Now joining the D5 series lineup is a 0.9-inch, 1080p model designed for true-HDTV systems. This latest addition to the lineup will allow users to enjoy true-HDTV picture quality on projection systems employing the 3LCD design, which uses three HTPS panels.
Features of the newly developed panel in the D5 series
A 10-micron pixel pitch in a 0.9-inch, 1080p panel enabled by high pixel density fabrication technology
• The same resolution as the earlier 1.3-inch, 1080p liquid crystal panels in the D4 series, but in an even smaller-size (0.9 inch)
The higher contrast was achieved by using a new addressing scheme
• 20% higher contrast than our earlier 1.3-inch, 1080p panels
The panels in the D5 series offer enhanced brightness at the same lamp power and the same resolution in a smaller form factor than earlier D4 series panels, thus enabling bright, compact projection systems that are easier on the environment and provide outstanding picture quality at a high performance-to-cost ratio.
Comparison of the D5 series panels to earlier D4 series 1080p panels
Previously developed D5 panel Newly developed D5 panel Earlier 1080p panel (L3D13U)
Technology D5 D5 D4
Effective pixels 1284 x 724 (720p) 1920 x 1080 (1080p) 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Screen size (diagonal) 0.7 inch (1.8 cm) 0.9 inch (2.3 cm) 1.3 inch (3.3 cm)
Pixel pitch 12 microns 10 microns 15 microns
Aperture ratio 60% 51% 58%
Contrast 750 : 1 600 : 1 500 : 1
Details about the technology used in the new D5 series will be presented at FPD International 2004, which will be held at the Pacifico Yokohama convention center from October 20 - 22.
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