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Projection display technologies for the new millennium
Author(s): Frederic J. Kahn
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Paper Abstract

Although analog CRTs continue to enable most of the world's electronic projection displays such as US consumer rear projection televisions, discrete pixel (digital) active matrix LCD and DLP reflective mirror array projectors have rapidly created large nonconsumer markets--primarily for business. Recent advances in image quality, compactness and cost effectiveness of digital projectors have the potential to revolutionize major consumer and entertainment markets as well. Digital penetration of the mainstream consumer projection TV market will begin in the hear 2000. By 2005 digital projection HDTVs could take the major share of the consumer HDTV projection market. Digital projection is expected to dominate both the consumer HDTV and the cinema market by 2010, resulting in potential shipments for all projection markets exceeding 10 M units per year. Digital projection is improving at a rate 10X faster than analog CRT projectors and 5X faster than PDP flat panels. Continued rapid improvement of digital projection is expected due to its relative immaturity and due to the wide diversity of technological improvements being pursued. Key technology enablers are the imaging panels, light sources and micro-optics. Market shares of single panel projectors, MEMs panels, LCOS panels and low T p-Si TFT LCD panel variants are expected to increase.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3954, Projection Displays 2000: Sixth in a Series, (25 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.383367
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Frederic J. Kahn, Kahn International (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3954:
Projection Displays 2000: Sixth in a Series
Ming Hsien Wu, Editor(s)

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