Published on April 2nd,2010 at 3:21 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

[Hands-on] Final thoughts on Sharp’s 3D LCD screen (Summary)

[Hands on] Final thought of Sharps 3D LCD screen (Summary)

Daimaou (Alex) has just come back from Sharp’s Press conference where the first High quality Mobile 3D / 2D LCD Touch screen was introduced…

In the previous news Daimaou was explaining how this new LCD from Sharp was Mind Blowing. And yes, Sharp did something really impressive that will probably compete with the 3D Shutter glasses technology of Panasonic and Sony.

According to the Japanese manufacturer, the intention is to spread this new technology to different mobile devices, like ‘Point & amp; Shoot’ cameras, Mobile Phones, PMPs… And the good news here is the possibility of not only seeing but also taking pictures in 3D mode! Sharp also plan to add a 3D video Mode…

‘This 3D technology is Mind Blowing’
In this area, the Mobile LCD world, Sharp will provide you with something their competitors have not been capable of, with better brightness (usually the competitors offer a maximum brightness of 250cd/m2, while Sharp propose 500cd/m2), a contrast ratio of 1000 :1 compared to the 100 :1 that their competitors have achieved.

Other point concerns the overall quality which is really good. According to Daimaou, the quality is on a par with what is offered by either Panasonic or Sony.

Lastly, not only Sharp succeed to impress us with their 3D LCD Quality, but they also succeed to create a Mobile LCD which is a Touchscreen !

‘Some area need improvement’
However, the main difference concerns the image depth. Actually, on either Sony or Panasonic’s 3D TV, the image would emerge from the screen… But on Sharp’s mobile 2D / 3D LCD, the image provides a great sensation of depth without making you feel as if the image is coming out from the screen.

Lastly, regarding the Ghost effect, actually Sharp worked hard on this matter, however we have to admit this is not perfect… You will have to be on the sweet spot to get the perfect image. However, Notice that even if you’re not on the ‘sweet point’, frankly we are not sure if their competitors with their current LCD screens are capable of reaching this quality.

Anyway, this mobile 3D LCD is simply mind blowing !

Sharp Develops 3D Touchscreen LCD—Switchable Between 2D and 3D Modes—with Industry’s Highest Brightness

Sharp Corporation has developed a 3D touchscreen LCD featuring the industry’s highest brightness that can switch between 2D and 3D modes. Users can view 3D images without the need to wear special glasses, making this LCD ideal for mobile devices such as digital cameras, mobile phones, and smartphones.

The newly developed 3D LCD uses a parallax barrier system to display 3D images. This parallax barrier, which has a series of vertical slits, is incorporated into an ordinary LCD to control the path of light reaching the right and left eyes, thus creating a sense of depth. However, the conventional 3D LCD with this system had difficulty in displaying high-quality images in 3D mode.

The 3D LCD developed by Sharp at this time significantly improves image quality by achieving both high brightness and low crosstalk thanks to advances in CG-Silicon technology and optimization of the parallax barrier. Advances in CG-Silicon technology have shrunk the wiring width within the LCD panel, allowing more light to pass and doubling the brightness (to 500 cd/m2, the industry’s highest) compared to the conventional model. In addition, optimizing the parallax barrier design has increased the efficiency of light, thereby dramatically reducing crosstalk. Also, the thickness of the LCD module is about the same as conventional 2D displays even though it is a touchscreen display. As 3D images can be displayed in both portrait and landscape screen orientations, it is ideal for sophisticated mobile devices such as smartphones.

Sharp has also developed a non-touchscreen 3D LCD and will start its mass production in the first half of fiscal 2010.

Via Sharp
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  • Nintenda$$

    Interesting. Any word on how affordable this display technology is? How much will it affect products that use it. Price-wise.

    • kei

      No word regarding the Price Nintenda$$. All we know is regarding the release date. Sharp announced the Non-Touchscreen will be available in 6 months…

  • Wubby

    Wow I’m very excited for this kind of screen. 3D that pops out and required you to wear glassed can get annoying. But this would be cool

  • Charbax

    Daimaou, did you forget to make a video of this screen? You also forgot to film the Sharp IS01 the other day? It’s very interesting.

    I wonder how does it look to disable the 3D mode and get 2D only on the screen. Is the parallax thing some kind of layer that covers the screen and makes the 2D mode quality lower than without having that 3D option?

    If I understand it correctly, the parallax technology should be a really cheap solution, surely Nintendo can manufacture it at about the same price as a normal LCD screen.

  • mrd

    No video of this yet ?

  • Nemaruse Neoxeekhrobe Hulkonnowolf

    I am a big fan of 2d 3d animations and this would definitely give life to those amazing ‘mind blowing’ characters.

    Definitely yes BUT all that 3D in 3D(lets call it 9Dc – c for cube), won’t that give you a headache, especially on a small screen?

    I don’t know about you but 9Dc really excites me, I will do something about the headaches. May be stop watching it, I guess. 🙂

  • omg

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? It not come out of the screen? That sucks. Then i don’t buy a 3DS its not real 3D-.-



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