Originally Posted by Ken Ross
Auditor, my point was that your post clearly implied those pictures demonstrated the 'greatness' of this technology. It clearly didn't. There have been many misleading pictures related to many technologies that never made it. The ONLY way to tell how good this technology may be, is to see the following:
* Overall picture quality of a full production
* SEDs in dark environments
* SEDs in bright environments
* SED's resistance to burn-in (more, less or similarly affected as other technologies?)
* SED's actual lifetime expectancy on production models
* SED's final cost and price competitiveness with other technologies that are improving and will continue
I could go on, but that's enough for now. It is these real
issues, not judging an entire technology from a tiny screen shot, that will judge how good/bad this new technology is. That is the only realistic approach to determining success....certainly not declaring a winner when unit 1 hasn't shipped.
We don't know what the full production lines are going to look like, but much like most display technolodies, the production lines are usually better than the prototypes, I don't expect SED to be any different.
I don't know how SED is going to look in a bright enviornment, if it is reflective, that might be a deal breaker for some. But for me, I don't care about reflection because I personally would never have set in room where I could not control to the lighting.
However, I have reason to believe that SED is going to score high in all areas, especially in the black level deparment. There are folks who witnessed SED and have given testimony, some of which have been posted in the ongoing SED discussion thread, and each every time we get comment such as " there is nothing that can touch SED' " SED is on a different planet" .
I have no reason to doubt the testimony being given by these folks. We at least know that SED's blacks will be superior to all current fixed pixel display technology being massed produced today.
That fact and that fact alone should make you excited. Since digital displays have touched down upon us, they have given us many things to like about them, but one thing that has and continue to bedevil them is lack of great blacks and or poor contrast ratio. Even Dr. Raymond Soneira in his display technology shoot-out essay and report concluded it by stating that the contrast ratio needs to improve.
For over 50 years CRT represented the reference standard, other newer digital display technologies did things well, but they were always considered secondary to a finely tuned CRT display. You know this as well as I do.
As the end of CRT era is upon and reign of flat panel displays comes in, the creation of SED is an attempt to breath new life into a venerable display technology that has served us well for many years. Taking the concepts derived from CRT technology and putting them into flat panel form is what SED is about, with that in mind, I have high hopes for SED.