|Epson 3LCD projectors with liquid crystal panels|
Nic Rossmüller : September 25th 2006 - 10:27 CET
Epson 3LCD projectors with liquid crystal panels : Seiko Epson Corporation (Epson) has completed development and begun mass production of its D6 series of high-temperature polysilicon TFT liquid crystal panels equipped with hybrid driving technology that further enhances the performance of its 3LCD-type front-projectors and large screen LCD projection TV. The D6 series panel, which incorporates the “Crystal Clear Fine” inorganic alignment layer HTPS technology, is a 0.7-inch model designed for true-HD-ready (1080p) TV systems and front-projectors for home. As the resolution and image quality of visual image sources have been greatly improved due to the proliferation of high-definition players and digital high definition broadcasting.|
Epson liquid crystal panels|
There is a growing demand for products that offer users a simple and easy way to enjoy these high quality digital contents on a large screen at home. In order to meet the demands of the consumer, Epson developed its D6 series lineup, a series of panels designed to provide performance surpassing that of its preceding series. The D6 series employs a hybrid technology that uses internal and external drivers for driving the LCD. Preceding products called for horizontal driver IC to be provided inside the panel. Externally mounted horizontal driver ICs, as used in the D6 series technology, have superior driving capabilities.
Epson LCD controller - Crystal Clear Fine technology
Combined with the LCD driving controller IC on the panels connection tape, this results in smoother images, less power needed to drive the panel, and a reduction in the space required on the circuit board, making it possible to make projection products smaller. This new D6 series panel is the first product to employ Epson’s “Crystal Clear Fine (C2 Fine)” inorganic alignment technology, which was developed last year.
Epson D6 panel - 1080p HD technology
In addition to the D6 series panel’s own features, C2 Fine’s capabilities are also effectively incorporated to achieve high contrast, produce smooth images, and reproduce jet black, resulting in high-definition images. The D6 series panel, which incorporates these technologies and provides true HD (1080p), will allow users to enjoy with simplicity and ease high-definition image quality on projection systems employing the 3 LCD design and front home projectors.
Epson D6 Series - Features
• Improved writing characteristics.
• Low power consumption.
• Reduction of space required by circuit board.
Crystal Clear Fine - Features
• Use of vertical alignment technology achieves high contrast.
• Use of inorganic alignment layer reduces orientation unevenness.
• Use of normally-black mode and vertical alignment technology.
Epson L3C07U Series - Specifications
• Technology D5 D6.
• Effective pixels 1284 x 724 (720p) 1920 x 1080 (1080p).
• Screen size (diagonal) 0.7 inch (1.8 cm) 0.7 inch (1.9 cm).
• Pixel pitch 12Gm 8.5Gm.
• Aperture ratio 59% 43%.
• Contrast 450:1 1500:1.
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transactions terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.