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Samsung Begins Mass Production of 22-inch Transparent LCD

Written on March 31, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Take a peek into the transparent future, as Samsung begins production of their backlight-less LCD screens.

Samsung has announced that they have started producing 22-inch transparent, yes transparent, LCD panels for this year. The company boasts that these LCD panels have the “world’s best transparency rate”, with 20% transparency for black-and-white type and over 15% for colored. That means you get to see clear images despite using only ambient light as a backlight for the screens, plus you get to use less electricity along the way.

The 22-inch screen will have a 1680×1050 resolution panel with a 500:1 contrast ratio, and will also be compatible with HDMI and USB. However, it looks like these will be used for advertising and corporate teleconferencing first, before letting the rest of the world take a crack at them.

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