The newest HDTV - Liquid Crystal on Silicon

Subject: Displays | February 1, 2006 - 03:27 PM |

Extremetech has posted a shootout between 5 brands, all offering the latest and greatest High Definition tech.  All are huge, between 4 to 5 feet, and either 720 or 1080 resolution.  This will be a series, this first installment discusses the technology, what it is, and how it works.

"Liquid Crystal on Silicon, LCoS, is a relatively new and obscure display technology that is now

making its grand entrance into the HDTV marketplace. What is really impressive is that instead of

taking the traditional path of entering at the ground floor with mediocre performance compared to

the established technologies and then trying to percolate up to the top tier in picture quality,

it is starting out right at the very top. Already, LCoS provides the highest resolutions, the

highest non-CRT Contrast Ratios, and the most artifact-free images of any display technology. For

people that are sensitive to flicker and eye-fatigue, LCoS operates at the highest refresh rates

(120 Hz) for the smoothest, most flicker-free images. This article will be an in-depth examination

of 5 LCoS HDTVs, all but one of them prototypes, in order to get an early look into this unfolding


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