I just thought he was talking about the next generation of smartphones. They need 1 million megapixels for their 5 inch displays. Meanwhile, Angry Birds is running at 2 frames per second.lol, One million megapixels! That would be fantastic! Sadly this is a mere 1 megapixel, or 1 million pixels. Take your pick, but you can't pick both.
This is the future of displays. The worst possible way to enclose a volume is with an object which is broad and flat. That maximizes the surface area for the enclosed volume, forcing you to waste material (additional space, weight, and cost) on casing. Phones, tablets, and laptops are all broad and flat - primarily because the screen forces them to adopt this shape.As cool as this is (and it is pretty damn cool), I am really confused as to what you would practically use this for.
The Source of this article itself made the same mistake. Probably the writer of this article didn't care much about correcting the obvious, or wanted to be honest in covering the news.lol, One million megapixels! That would be fantastic! Sadly this is a mere 1 megapixel, or 1 million pixels. Take your pick, but you can't pick both.
I'm not so sure about the use for smaller screens, but this could be an awesome technology for replacing projectors; instead of a huge TV permanently fixed to the wall, you could have a more discrete roll-up screen more like a projector screen (minus the projector), allowing you to hide it away when not in use. It would also avoid the contrast issues of projection since it's more like a regular screen. This could also be very useful as an alternative for curved screens with a fixed radius; with a suitable mounting kit you could instead curve the screen to the correct radius for your viewing distance, to get the experience just right.As cool as this is (and it is pretty damn cool), I am really confused as to what you would practically use this for.
+1 _ That's my thinking to. A wrap-around screen with a 170 degree viewing angle would be awesome for pc gaming.The only practical use that I can think of for this is curved displays (Stick with captain obvious here)
Rather than having an Eyefinity/Surround setup with monitor bezels and multiple angles, wouldnt it be nice to have a single, ultra wide screen flexible monitor that can be flexed to fit your preferred viewing angle?
4k? You mean Over9000k?Pretty cool for multiple monitor setups, as someone has already said. Can you imagine a round room with full on wrap-around screens, an amazing sound system and a server filled with the most potent hardware to run this type of setup while playing Crysis (pick any one, they're all pretty unforgiving on hardware) in 4k? That's the future I'm looking forward to