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Toshiba unveils HD DVD player and touchscreen LCD for cars

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 May 2007 13:05 User comments (6)

Toshiba unveils HD DVD player and touchscreen LCD for cars At the recent "Automotive Engineering Exposition 2007", Toshiba unveiled an automotive HD DVD player and a touch panel LCD.
The company said it is co-developing the player with Alpine Electronics and hopes the final product will hit shelves by 2008. Toshiba streamed video on the show and the results were positive although I find it hard to imagine that the 1080p was noticeable at such a small size.

The LCD was a prototype and has some interesting features. Toshiba has "integrated an optical sensor along with a transistor formed on each pixel on the panel. This technology enables the panel to detect the shadow of a finger when the panel is touched and work as a touch panel during the day. At night, the panel can sense finger touches using the backlight, which reflects when a finger touches the panel."

Toshiba hopes to have a final product for the touchscreen LCD by 2008 as well.

Source:
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6 user comments

126.5.2007 15:12
cascadeuk
Inactive

Its about time you boys started putting links up. Its no good having news and know where to go to get the full story. edited by ddp the link at the bottom. i want pics and then want to decide whether to go look for more.

Lot of repect for you guys, but you are lacking in alot of places

Ant

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 May 2007 @ 18:17

226.5.2007 17:36

@cascadeuk
Mate the source link is there. That is where the story is from.

Now to the article. I find it pointless to have a quality screen for the car when u have to have your eyes on the road unless they stop and then watch and this would be a good addition if they put it on the back of the head rest.

326.5.2007 18:18

cascadeuk, watch the language, post edited

427.5.2007 8:06

i find this useless HDDVD should be on big screens not small ones

527.5.2007 12:36
WierdName
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Originally posted by cashman91:
i find this useless HDDVD should be on big screens not small ones
Its not useless! Its for the people that have enough money to blow to buy a HDDVD player for their car so they can watch HDDVDs on a 5" screen.

627.6.2007 18:58

If nothing else, the technique used to make the screen a touchscreen is pretty cool.

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