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Samsung starts mass production of transparent LCD panels

By Jos
Mar 31, 2011
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  1. We've seen a number of cool display technology prototypes pop up at trade shows in the last couple of years, including curved, flexible and transparent screens by all the usual suspects. Today Samsung is not only showing off one of such innovations but also announcing it has actually begun mass production of a 22-inch transparent LCD panel.

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  2. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 593   +47

    I honestly don't think I'd ever want a transparent display for anything more than the novelty factor. I'd much rather work, game, and watch videos on a full, bright, and opaque display.
     
  3. Does this come with a keylogger? lol
     
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,505   +311

    Not a key logger, but a small web cam on the top that will monitor how people "use and view" the panel :)
     
  5. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Yes I would only have one for the novelty.

    But for comercial use it might be a really good thing. Window adds in Stores from supermarkets to shoes stores could benefit. It also will open up the door for more interactive displays, and maybe even work for motiongraphic artists in store window displays.

    90% less energy is also interesting. If it is cheap people might find all kinds of use for it.
     
  6. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,576   +47

    Stuff's looking like it's coming straight out of the Minority Report now.
     
  7. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,095   +43

    I imagine a day when somehow... someway... our phones will look like transparent lcd screens... just like in the movies. hahaha
     
  8. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 957   +49

    Next step: Transparent touchscreens they can lay out in serial on glass, then you have your sci-fi wall/desk interface
     
  9. yRaz

    yRaz TS Addict Posts: 954   +113

    I want a floor made out of this
     
  10. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 957   +49

    That woulde be pretty boss actually, I can think of a number of applications for that.
     
  11. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Enthusiast Posts: 304   +37

    I'm also curious.
     
     
  12. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 957   +49

    Last time I checked a regular display only monitor does not take user inputs that are relayed to the computer, so no the hardware itself would not. The Software CD that'll likely come with it however... no bets on that. XD

    I really hope this doesn't become something akin to the "can it play crysis?" text macro, and if it does I hate you all. :(
     
  13. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,306   +100

    If it werent for that 500:1 contrast ratio... I would be uberly impressed.

    That aside, I'm impressed.
     
  14. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 977   +87

    I want one built into my fish tank, and I'll run a screen saver on it of a better fish tank! Yeah!
     
  15. yRaz

    yRaz TS Addict Posts: 954   +113

    Just a thought, how much contrast can you expect something to have that is transparent?
     
  16. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Like buying frustrating glossy lcd panels? This this is your product.
     
  17. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Enthusiast Posts: 117

    Okay, I'm tired of the stuff about the Samsung Keylogger. Everyone should read this article right away. Also, TS, Would someone please make an updated article about the Samsung keylogger incident before any more people get misinformed?

    THE ARTICLE YOU SHOULD READ RIGHT NOW:
    http://arstechnica.com/hardware/new...ylogger-almost-certainly-a-false-positive.ars
     
  18. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Enthusiast Posts: 117

    Oh, the old article has already been updated.
     
  19. xempler

    xempler TS Rookie Posts: 24

    Yeah it turned out the key logger story was bogus. No way would al big company risk getting sued and fined millions for something that stupid.
     


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