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Old 09-05-2006, 01:28 AM   #1
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Breakthrough in TV research

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"Swiss researchers are developing a colourful new technology that allows televisions to display every hue the human eye can detect.

The nano-technology research under way at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (SFIT) aims to double the range of colours televisions can produce. Most of today's televisions can only display half of all visible colours.

Current TV and computer screens form images by mixing the colours of red, green and blue. "The process is very complicated. How we see the colour depends on the intensity of the light and the wavelength used," said John Sheridan of University College Dublin's department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. "We have mapped out how the human eye responds to colours. For example, males respond to fewer colours than females."

Several TV manufacturers have reportedly been working on expanding their colour palettes with Texas Instruments BrilliantColor technology, which adds cyan, magenta and yellow into the regular mix. This format is currently being used by Mitsubishi and Samsung in some of their TV sets.

Sheridan said the practical use to consumers of an increased colour base, such as that proposed by the SFTI is limited: "The human eye doesn't see 10 million colours. It doesn't process images the same way as a screen," he said. "If you're producing 1,000 frames per second the human eye isn't going to take it all in."

However Sheridan said there are commercial benefits to the technology. "One of the big advantages with many of these more exotic television ideas is that they tend to work well with flatscreen technologies," he said. "This means they are cheaper to produce, more environmentally friendly and tend to need less power."

Sheridan said consumers could also benefit from the colour developments at SFIT in the pre-purchase stage. "The production of a whole gamut of colours affects what can be done with the whole screen," he said. "It helps with the analysis of the whole package as it provides a single number that basically tells you that this is an advanced piece of technology."

SFIT estimate it could take up to eight years for the technology to appear in commercial products. Developments with other technologies in the meantime, such as 3D imaging, could affect the SFIT project.

"Better and better screens will allow for advancements in the field," said Sheridan. He added that the progress made so far in 3D imaging was encouraging. "I was at a conference in San Diego last week where they had a digital 3D cinema. At one point a snake came out of a screen and everyone in the audience nearly had a heart attack."
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wow tv technology is getting really advanced these days! and i thought the current hd flat pannels were amazing.
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pretty cool. i love being in an age where technology advances so much all the time.
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:39 PM   #4
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sometimes it advances a little TOO fast. by the time you are used to something new... an even newer technology comes out. and it gets annoying how the hardware is always ahead of the software!
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Yeah, pretty soon--virtual TV or real 3d. I love it. Hey, it is a reality. Virtual reality, that is. There's an article in my textbook that explains how all this work. I can't wait to see what it's like to live 50 years from now, assuming I don't die of something.
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Next thing you know, theres gonna be nano-TV's that go inside your brain and plug into your eyes, broadcasting shows or something.
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:17 AM   #7
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Like that Playstation 10 commercial.
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Haha, yeah. Wasn't it a PlayStation 5 commerical? Eh, something like that.
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iv seen somthing like a TV in the eye on the histor channel, youed be amazed on ow muh you can learnfrom that channel chye
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The History Channel is awesome.
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