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CES 2010: Sharp QuadPixel TV has 1 trillion colors

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Jan 2010 18:53 User comments (9)

CES 2010: Sharp QuadPixel TV has 1 trillion colors Sharp concluded their CES 2010 announcements today introducing QuadPixel technology.
QuadPixel, which will be added to new Aquos LCD panels, adds a "Y" pixel to RGB pixels, giving TVs the capability to display over 1 trillion colors. Current LCDs can render one to two billion colors.

The HDTVs will not be cheap however, with the LE 920 Series starting at $3300 for the 52-inch model.

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9 user comments

17.1.2010 5:33

I thought 1 to 2 billion was quite nice...I might consider 1 trillion if it added no more than 1 Cent to the price of the unit.

27.1.2010 13:10

Thats nice I guess but just how many colors do you need..theres a point where we can't tell the difference....all that really matter is sharpness,brightness and contrast which I am sure this plays a role in...or will eventually...

37.1.2010 13:11

It would probably be something if it made a big difference for the human eye, and not just on paper as technical specs.

47.1.2010 13:12

Originally posted by cyprusrom:
It would probably be something if it made a big difference for the human eye, and not just on paper as technical specs.

Like the cell? *runs and hides*

57.1.2010 14:27

I just looked it up. It is estimated that the most people can see is around 10 million colors. But since colors are wave lengths and everyone is slightly different in the ability to perceive the wave lengths (IE color blindness) this figure is considered to be on the high end of the scale. So while having a one trillion color capable TV might look good on paper, it is worthless to the human eye. And at $3K there are many other technologies in TV's I would rather spend my money on. Such as a true LED TV that may "only" produce two million colors and I am sure I can suffer by with the loss of around +/- 9.2 billion colors.

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68.1.2010 12:35

FYI, I just finished counting all of the colors. All 1 Trillion are there.

717.1.2010 14:52

Originally posted by glassd:
FYI, I just finished counting all of the colors. All 1 Trillion are there.
did you remember to include burnt sienna??

817.1.2010 14:58

Quote:
Originally posted by glassd:
FYI, I just finished counting all of the colors. All 1 Trillion are there.
did you remember to include burnt sienna??

It's safe to assume he did, otherwise he'd get 1 trillion minus 1 :)))

95.2.2010 14:48

The only way will be to compare them side by side.
I suppose 16 million colors will look like grayscale.

Are they sure we won't still have 16 million colors but now in CMYK?
Wouldn't that be a blunder?

Couple that with OLED technology and now we can have totally globular tv screens.

Carp! Are they ever going to release "Norma Rae" on Blu-Ray?

What else?

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