By >Akihabara News Team
[Hands-on] Final thoughts on Sharp’s 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 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.