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HD-ILA 110 inch Prototype Rear Projection TV

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October 2, 2006

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October 3, 2006 The first thought that crossed our mind when we saw JVC’s HD HD-ILA Hybrid rear projection television prototype was that if screens get much bigger, we’ll need bigger houses. At 110 inches (2.8 meters diagonally) we’re not surprised that it is the world’s largest design study prototype Full HD 1920x1080 Hybrid TV and wonder if, like the megapixel race with digital cameras passing 5MPX, the 100 inch mark is now big enough and let’s get on with reducing the price. That’s also on the cars, as JVC has been developing D-ILA technology since the 90’s, and now the expertise gained from this efforts is being used to create superb consumer home cinema hybrid rear-projection and front projection systems that are very cost-effective and larger than their LCD and plasma competion.

At the heart of its imaging engine, the prototype uses three 0.7" 1920 x 1080 pixel Full HD D-ILA (LCOS) devices that deliver a native resolution of 2 megapixels for remarkably high image definition. One of the primary advantages of D-ILA devices is that it eliminates grids or the “screen-door effect”; offering a high aperture ratio of more than 90% to ensure smooth, film-like images.

When combined with the consumer component developed JVC optical system, these devices allow the prototype 110” HD-ILA Hybrid TV to provide a native contrast of 10,000:1 and about 15% more brightness than current models for more natural yet vivid colour reproduction and high contrast. Also on display at IFA 2006 were JVC 70” and 56” HD-ILA Hybrid TV models currently in the market. The award winning 70” HD-70ZR7U model is already the largest HD Ready rear projection TV available in Europe.

Thanks to consumer based components, the screen has a very low power consumption of just 220 Watts. The 110" lenticular front screen panel was co-developed by JVC and Toppan Printing.

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Mike Hanlon 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
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