Epson has developed an LCD that may add another dimension to the way we watch displays on LCD screens. The latest from Epson is the high-resolution (equivalent to QVGA) autostereoscopic 3D LCD that enhances the display on the screens to 3D which can be viewed without the need for special glasses.
To further popularize 3D displays and 3D content, Epson will promote the optimized 31-32.5 mm view width as an industry standard. Epson sees 3D displays that render scenes in sharp, vivid color as the next-generation of highly realistic displays and is working on proposals for delivering compelling entertainment to customers.
Gaming industry is coming up with so many technologies and special graphics cards to make the videos games as realistic as possible; the 3D LCD screen will enhance the viewing experience all the more.
The 3D LCD screen features the lenticular lenses that are optimally designed for a view widthof 31 to 32.5 mm. The enhanced 3D effects are also provided by ‘step 3D pixel array’ technology.
The technical specifications of the Epson 3D LCD include:
Smooth 3D images via the Multiview systems that heightens the illusion of depth in stereoscopic 3D images. It engineering involved in the system enables multiple viewing from various head positions with lenticular lenses providing a view width of 31-32.5 mm. This system is different than a conventional LCD screen that provides a view width of 62 to 65 mm, a distance equal to the separation between the eyes of an average person, resulting in loss of resolutions and quality.
Wide viewing zone – AS mentioned above, the conventional LCD screens are designed with a view width of 62 to 65 mm leading to incorrect images and uncomfortable viewing. The view-width provided by Epson enables natural-looking 3D images from a wider viewing zone.
The Step 3D pixel array technology – that solve the problem of loss of resolutions in multiviewing, by minimizing pixel horizontal resolution, thereby providing sharper and more vivid 3D images.
The other technical details are:
Display method – 32.5 mm view width; 8 views (lenticular lens)
Pixels per view – (3D pixels) 384 x 256 (equivalent to QVGA)
Best viewing distance – 450 mm, 3D viewing angle ±12.5° (to right and left)
Screen size – 2.57 inch (diagonal)
Panel pixels – 1024 x 768 (equivalent to XGA)
Display type – Low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD