Thanks to the readership of this blog, I now have my “press credentials” for CES. If there is something in the Pico Projector field in particular or displays in general you hear of at CES you would like to see me try and cover, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also want to let you know what I am working on and give you, the readers, a chance to help guide what I write about.
On the week before CES, I plan on putting out my “Cynics Guide to CES Demos.” I plan it to be a bit tong-in-cheek as the tile would suggest, but hope it will also be informative. For example, “The worse the image quality of the display, the less cloths they put on the female model in the picture they show.”
I’m working on a technical piece explaining why laser illuminated panel (LCOS and DLP) projectors are focus free with lasers. It seems to go against what even highly technical people believe from dealing with non-laser light with cameras and projectors that need focusing.
Have you noticed that the newer WVGA (848×480) and SXGA (1280×800) DLP® projector’s pixels look funny? All the pixels are turned at 45 degrees in what TI call’s “Diamond Pixels.” This was done to try and make the DLP light engines thinner (it will take a while and some pictures to explain why) but it hurts the resolution and causes some strange artifacts (I will show what happens in some pictures).
I know there has been a lot on Laser Beam Scanning (LBS) on the blog as of late. It was a “hot topic” with Microvision’s “false soothsayer” comment coming out. I do have a lot more information the many problems with LBS that they don’t want you to know. The next subject about be on the resolution and flicker problems associated with LBS.
I plan and have an article on why lasers are the key to high volume embedded pico projectors and to continue the “use model” series.
I’m also planning on a series of article discussing the efficiency and size issues with the various pico projector technologies including LCOS, DLP and Lasers but this is going to take some time to write.
If you want to give feedback, ask for one of the above to come out sooner, and/or ask for particular topics, please either comment below or email email@example.com.