3D is all the rage in entertainment, around the world. Most movies, games come in 3D versions, now.
A California based startup, HDI, has introduced what it calls the world’s first laser-based 3D HDTV. This is a 1080p 3D that you’ve never seen before, production is smoother than RealD, Dolby, film and pretty much every other 3D solution.
It’s all being driven by new technology that has replaced the old red-blue glasses with stylish models designed for digital.
The secret is in the speed. This display is so fast that the image “no longer needs to flash from one eye to the other,” and no flashing should equate to no headaches.
“This device is unique in the fact that it’s extremely fast,” says Chief Technical Officer Edmund Sandberg. “It will do over a thousand frames a second. That allows you to integrate all the color and everything into one device.”
For the laser light source, HDI has developed a laser module that contains a red, green and blue laser, each having an output of 1 Watt. The Laser-Television system had a diagonal of 100 inches and an aspect ratio of 16:9. With a power consumption of 150 Watts, 300 nits were presented on the screen. The contrast ratio was stated to be about 1000:1
The colors are richer than anything else, because they come from lasers. The lasers are cheap. They’re low power, consuming just 1W each. Try that with your plasma. And it’s true HD. Not just 1080p, but 1080 Hertz.
The company faces many challenges. Others are experimenting with lasers, and 3D capable televisions already exist. But no one has quite managed to combine everything in a package with 3D flash without all the flashing.
There’s no release date but we are hopeful to have a a sneak peek at CES 2010.