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    Thumbs up ECD - New Display Type - 1/3 cost, works in daylight, 1% power of LCD

    http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/19/p...-no-backlight/

    This sounds perfect for a car computer!

    uses 1% of power compared to LCD
    No backlight
    High reflectivity
    Should work in daylight
    Building costs are 1/3 of LCD

    2009 Coming out in 7 inches.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterfnet View Post
    Should work in daylight
    ...it should work only in daylight. There's no backlight so you won't be able to use it without light shinning on it

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    haha, I found the reply pretty funny!
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    so i guess neither of you read the link

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    The Dynamic ECD is made of a reflective display that uses color-changing dyes that light up and morph as electricity flows through. In other words, there's no need for a backlight

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    nevertheless (and funny as that was) it's really exciting news - i'll be on the lookout for such display
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    Can someone click the READ link and post the rest here? I can't get to it behind the proxy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by article
    Got OLED on the brain? What about FED? Holograms suit your fancy? Regardless of how you feel about the world's latest and greatest up-and-coming display technologies, we've got one more that you should probably keep an eye on. Funai has just announced the development of a swank new panel that consumes just 0.16-milliwatts of electricity per square centimeter, or around 1% as much as traditional LCDs. The Dynamic ECD is made of a reflective display that uses color-changing dyes that light up and morph as electricity flows through. In other words, there's no need for a backlight, and it even boasts 80% reflectivity (compared with 50% on reflective LCDs) for easier viewing in broad daylight. The real kicker? It should cost around one-third as much as an LCD to manufacture. Expectations are to have 7- and 14-inch units out in 2009, though ultimately it hopes to completely dominate the mobile phone and e-book market.

    Found the comments quite funny.


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    Plothole @ Nov 19th 2008 7:37AM

    Can it be made flexible though?

    StalematE @ Nov 19th 2008 12:55PM

    yes, if you stop playing with it...


    Plothole @ Nov 19th 2008 4:50PM

    Err... I was asking a serious question. We're very close to having eInk displays that flex and even roll. If this technology were to supplant eInk as the dominate screen tech in ebook readers, I believe it'll need similar capabilities.

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    No, there's a Read link on that page below the text you posted, does it go into more detail after clicking that link?
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    This is really nice news. This technology has been rumoured around for a while now. This will majorly improve carputing, but think the cost effectiness on big LCD TV's!

    Nice information. Guys dont ruin it with starbucks kinda talking...

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