The Olympus Ultrahigh-resolution Rear Display System is one very BIG tele. Incorporating nine SVGA 480,000 pixel projectors, the HDPS100 produces a high-resolution image of around 4-megapixels on its massive 100-inch screen. To achieve this, on-board processors are used to divide image data across the projectors creating a uniform picture, along with a specially developed algorithm to accurately measure and instantaneously process colours. The original screen design consists of a dispersion screen and two lenticular sheets that act as lenses, assisting the high-resolution expression that can be viewed in a 120-degree range and remains sharp up close - even at a distance of 30 cm. With brightness output equal to theatre projectors, the HDPS100 enables visual aids to be used in conferences and lectures without dimming the lights, making it easier to take notes. On sale since April in Japan and the US, the HDPS100 has not yet been released in Australia - so you still have plenty of time to build that extra room for this 600kg, 2.3 x 2.3 x 1.03 metre monster.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.All articles by Mike Hanlon