But is it in HD?

WibXL

Well-known Member
Who needs a 42" plasma when you can have something like this? They get all of the best stuff in Japan:)

I was going to post this in the Wii forum but as it's more to do with the TV than the Wii I decided to post here instead but please move if you think it's not right for here.
 

WibXL

Well-known Member
How? And why?

I suppose it's just a small LCD screen from a handheld TV with all of the connections hidden around the back, as for the why I haven't got a clue.
 

Pat_C

Well-known Member
Quite some years ago now the US military were using 1 inch tv screens with 4000 line resolution - (yes four thousand).
Can the human eye resolve that level of detail on a 1" screen?
 

WibXL

Well-known Member
Quite some years ago now the US military were using 1 inch tv screens with 4000 line resolution - (yes four thousand).

What did they use them for?
 

WibXL

Well-known Member
I can see them being used in some sort of Ghost-Recon style heads-up display if they were translucent, or for real-time satellite maps or something. Just guessing though.

Didn't think of that as straight away I started thinking what's the point of having that resolution if you're going to need a magnifying glass to see it but as a part of a system like those goggles you can get which have tiny LCD screens but when you use them it looks like you're watching a huge floating screen it makes sense.
 

WibXL

Well-known Member
Built in displays in helmet - avionics stuff. screen was set up to be viewed very close the eye so although a 1 inch screen a full field of view - hence the detail.

Wonder how long it'll take to filter down in to consumer gear.
 

hornydragon

Distinguished Member
Military spec stuff is nuts the Apache helicopter pilots monocle is similar and the PJ they use for the simulator that can project 4000:3000 res and behind the lens! wrap around projection!!! There was a thing ages ago where the JAps have a competition in miniturisation and they were building a car and some Australians built a 0.2" full working car (nearly 10 years ago) http://www.cnn.com/TECH/9711/22/micro.car/index.html
 

WibXL

Well-known Member
Military spec stuff is nuts the Apache helicopter pilots monocle is similar and the PJ they use for the simulator that can project 4000:3000 res and behind the lens! wrap around projection!!! There was a thing ages ago where the JAps have a competition in miniturisation and they were building a car and some Australians built a 0.2" full working car (nearly 10 years ago) http://www.cnn.com/TECH/9711/22/micro.car/index.html

Nice quote towards the end of that link.

Neither the speed -- nor the size -- would be sufficient for a human driver, but that doesn't bother scientists.

I'd have thought that went without saying really.
 

WibXL

Well-known Member
it won't - it was available to the military years ago and hasn't filtered yet. TV standards would have to change a LOT to get this in a consumer product.

Shame, it'd be nice in some sort of VR headset but it'd take a very meaty PC to output at that res.
 

Mr.D

Distinguished Member
High resolution small CRTs in viewfinders have been around for decades . This is nothing fancy.
 

hornydragon

Distinguished Member
The current military buzz word is COTSS (commercial off the shelf solutions) using things like wifi (which exists because they released the spectrum as uselkess)
 

WibXL

Well-known Member
High resolution small CRTs in viewfinders have been around for decades . This is nothing fancy.

It's fancy to me but then again I'm easily impressed at times:)
 

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