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Epson’s new ultra-HD 2160p resolution LCD projector panel

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November 11, 2009

Epson's new HTPS TFT LCD panel is the world's first panel that supports resolutions up to ...

Epson's new HTPS TFT LCD panel is the world's first panel that supports resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 pixels

If you think that full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution TV or projector is looking a little too low-res for your liking, then Epson has developed a new LCD projector panel that should satisfy your desire for higher detail. The company's new high-temperature polysilicon (HTPS) TFT LCD panel for its 3LCD projectors is the world’s first 4K-compatible panel supporting resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

The 4K resolution of the new panel, which measures 1.64-inches diagonally, translates to 8.85 megapixels and is four times the resolution of full HD. Since there isn’t exactly a lot of 4K resolution content available to the average home user Epson, is touting the new panel as perfect for the high resolutions required by special applications such as industrial design, architectural design and simulations, as well as for presentations and projecting four full HD images at the same time.

Epson has used HTPS technology to realize the new panel since it offers advantages over other types of LCD in that it is smaller, has higher resolution and contrast, and can have embedded drivers.

Epson will exhibit a prototype ultra-high resolution projector using the new panel at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (Inter BEE 2009) to be held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, from November 18 to 20.

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Great information, thanks for sharing. I work with Sharp, and still feel you can get great home theater experience from a traditional LCD television. You should check them out and see what great deals they're offering. Their reputation precedes them.

Michael Anderson
16th November, 2009 @ 05:57 pm PST
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