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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-10-11 00:12
  Subject:   [Digg] Laser TV - we're gunna need a bigger shark!
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Soon-to-be-listed Australian company Arasor International and its US partner Novalux unveiled what they claimed to be the world's first laser television in Sydney today, with a pitch that it would be half the price, twice as good, and use a quarter of the electricity of conventional plasma and LCD TVs.

And displayed beside a conventional 50 inch plasma TV this afternoon, the Mitsubishi-built prototype does appear brighter and clearer than its "older" rival. "If you look at any screen today, the colour content is roughly about 30-35 per cent of what the eye can see, [...] but with a laser TV we'll be able to see 90 per cent of what the eye can see."


http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20556847-2,00.html

This looks really cool, and the tech seems very viable. I hope it succeeds in the marketplace.
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Triggur
  User: triggur
  Date: 2006-10-11 00:52 (UTC)
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I'm trying to figure out how that could possibly work. is it lots of little discrete diode lasers? I thought they didn't have the ability to make green diode lasers without bulky frequency doublers?
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  User: nickhalfasleep
  Date: 2006-10-11 01:25 (UTC)
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That or they have three or more lasers shooting through moving mirrors.

Gives new meaning to "burn-in". On your retnas.
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Triggur
  User: triggur
  Date: 2006-10-11 01:31 (UTC)
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Now see, that bugs me!

they've been talking about laser displays for years including retina-painting images.

and every time someone talks about that people freak the hell out and shriek, "OMFG LASERS IN MY EYES NFW!"

*grumble*

Anyway, maybe, but that would mean that it's a "deep" unit and not a flatpanel (maybe it is, I dunno), and it would mean that the mirrors would have to be running at omfg frequencies to get that kind of resolution. Possible with MEMS, maybe, dunno.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-10-11 01:47 (UTC)
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I can't tell whether it's discreet diode lasers or some kind of DLP/laser hybrid:

http://www.arasor.com.au/consumer/consumer.asp
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Triggur
  User: triggur
  Date: 2006-10-11 02:02 (UTC)
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Any, yup.. there's the key phrase, "rear projection", and comparisons between their laser chips and a bulb. I bet you're right, I bet it's a modified DLP approach.

Which is kinda neat, because it means muuuuuch smaller projectors, and probably a hell of a lot quieter, too. And no squeally spinning color wheel, no 1000 hr MTBF on bulbs (one hopes)... Nice.
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Triggur
  User: triggur
  Date: 2006-10-11 02:17 (UTC)
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Aha! Yup... DLP + lasers.

20,000 hour MTBF.

F*** YOU PHILLIPS AND YOUR $600 BULB THAT LASTS 1000 HOURS.

http://novalux.com/display/solidstatergb.php
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