S: Shutter (native)
P: Polarization (native)
G: Ghosting induced by the display (other sources of ghosting still remain)
|film photo-chemical 8/16/32/70mm/IMAX||Y||Y||N||current standard||still the best image quality;
stereo3D solutions available (anaglyph, shutter & polarization)
|CRT - Cathode Ray Tube||Y||N||Y||Karl Ferdinand Braun, Germany||current standard||stereo3D solutions available (shutterglasses/-screens)|
|EL - Electroluminescence|
|LCD (DST) - Double Scan Liquid Crystal Display||N||N?||?||available||will hopefully become extinct soon|
|LCD (TFT) - Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display||N||Y||Y||current standard||several stereo3D solution available:
micro-polarization by VRex ,
lenticular-lenses by Philips,
holographic optical elements by Richmond Holographic Studios
autostereo with eyetracking by Sanyo
2-projector solution by APEC
|Plasma-Adressed LCD||?||Y?||?||Sony, Japan (?)||available|
|ILA - Image Light Amplifier (contains some CRT technology)||?||Y||Y||available||already replaced by D-ILA, expensive, hard to handle|
|D-ILA - Direct/Digital Image Light Amplifier||?||Y||?||available||hot !|
|DLP - Digital Light Processing (Micro Mirror Device)||Y||Y?||N||Texas Instruments, USA||available||hot !
The technology should be shutter-compatible in principle, but current system most likely won't work due to their refresh strategy.
|Laser||Y||Y?||N||Schneider/Daimler-Benz, Germany||available soon||hot !
|LEP - Light Emitting Polymers
OLED - Organic Light Emitting Displays
FOLED - Flexible OLED
|?||Y?||?||small prototypes already working, small commercial version due in 2000, large screens due in 2003||Plastic has a "bright" future!|
|LED - Light Emitting Diodes||Y||Y?||N||Reflection Technology
|monochrome monitors available;
color monitors in development;
color miniature device available
|there are color versions already available, but they won't fit into
your house, they have a dot-pitch of about 10 mm (for sport-stadiums and
LED monitors are expensive, but unbreakable - no wonder the military utilizes them in tanks etc.
|FED - Ferro Electric Display ?||?||Y?||?||available soon(?)|
|FED - Field Emission Display|
|PDP - AC-plasma|
Why says the chart NO on CRT and Polarization glasses? Well, there are polar-glasses for CRT's, but they need a shutter on the screen, so in fact they are shutter-systems afterall, not native polar systems.
It seems that almost all future display technologies will have less problems with ghosting than the current CRT-technology. Some won't work with shutterglasses though.
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