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LG.Philips develops dirt resistant LCD prototype

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 17 Nov 2007 16:52 User comments (3)

LG.Philips develops dirt resistant LCD prototype LG.Philips is showing off a prototype of a 15.4-inch LCD display that will be interesting for anyone who can't stand how flat panel televisions and monitors act as magnets to dust and smudges. It is resistant to many different kinds of dirt that usually accumulate on LCD screens, forcing the owner to clean it up regularly. Coating on most screen's anti-glare layers have a tendency to hold onto oils but this prototype has beaten the problem.
Using a method described vaguely as, "similar to that used on non-stick frying pans," by the company's head of advanced technology development, LG.Philips was able to avoid having to add an extra screen layer, which would have been a more expensive solution to develop.

The prototype is resistant to dirt, dust and fingerprints. Even permanent ink can be wiped off the screen easily. Mass production of 15.4-inch screens for notebooks will begin in 2008 and the technology will be added to larger LCD screens later on in the year.

Source:
Pocket-lint.co.uk

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3 user comments

123.11.2007 19:28

A German glass maker has studied the texture of leaves of Indian Lotus flower plant. It has built in property of not allowing anything - dust or liquids to adhere its surface. You will notice the absolutely clean leaves in the photographs.

They applied this to their glass panes for high rise buildings precluding the need of window washers altogether. I have been waiting for this same technology of texturing to be applied to areas like bathroom tiles, shower curtains or what have you.

Perhaps Phillips have learned from this and used it !

21.12.2007 9:20

Hmmm...sounds cool. It'll be great, but I wonder if the results are just as good as the advertisement.

311.12.2007 22:38

Originally posted by pryme_H:
Hmmm...sounds cool. It'll be great, but I wonder if the results are just as good as the advertisement.
agreed. I wish phillips was not with lg i dont like lg.

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