Sony announced that it has developed the next-generation self-emitting display, Crystal LED Display, and presents a Full HD, 55-inch prototype model at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show. It is the industry's first 55-inch Full HD self-emitting display using LEDs as the light source.
The Crystal LED Display is a self-emitting display that uses Sonys unique methods to mount ultrafine LEDs in each of the Red-Green-Blue (RGB) colors, equivalent to the number of pixels (approximately six-million LEDs for Full HD). The RGB LED light source is mounted directly on the front of the display, dramatically improving the light use efficiency. This results in images with strikingly higher contrast (in both light and dark environments), wider color gamut, superb video image response time, and wider viewing angles when compared to existing LCD and plasma displays, with low power consumption. Furthermore, due to the displays structure, the Crystal LED Display is also ideal for large screens.
Compared to existing LCD displays, the 55-inch prototype exhibited at CES is boasting approximately 3.5 times higher contrast in light environment, approximately 1.4 times wider color gamut, and approximately 10 times faster video image response time (all values based on current Sony models). Sony envisages a wide range of applications for its Crystal LED Display, ranging from professional to consumer use. Sony will work to bring the Crystal LED Display to market.
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