Better Daytime Viewing Technology

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Date: Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 00:02
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An article in Home Theatre Magazine “Brighten Your Daytime Viewing” goes into detail on a new technology that promises to offer up ten times higher contrast in front-projection televisions in daylight and ambient light…


An article in Home Theatre Magazine Brighten Your Daytime Viewing goes into detail on a new technology that promises to offer up ten times higher contrast in front-projection televisions in daylight and ambient light.

A new screen from Austin, Texas-based Screen Innovations could bring front-projection televisions out of the dark and into the light of day. The new Mirage Screen includes a high-contrast filter that covers 60 percent of the surface of the screen. The filter lets light from the projector to be reflected while absorbing incidental light from other sources such as windows and room lights that approach the screen from off-axis angles. Screen Innovations says that the presence of the filter results in a screen that’s virtually unaffected by ambient light.
Compatible with LCD, DLP, and LCOS front projectors, the Mirage Screen is said to offer 10x higher contrast than standard front projection screens with images that are 2x brighter. Screen sizes will be available in one-inch diagonal increments starting at 60 inches and ranging up to 100 inches for 4:3 aspect ratio screens and up to 120 inches for 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio images.

Now, will someone do something about the horrible viewability of my PowerBook and Blackberry in direct sunlight? Please?

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