Panasonic announced He has developed a new type of LCD panels IPS (In-Plane Switching). The specifications on paper are very interesting. What has changed compared to a conventional LCD IPS? Panasonic declares the presence of new cells which are capable of modulating the light. The above-mentioned cells are composed of different liquid crystals (as regards the transmission of light) from those contained in the cells that make up the display.
The solution developed by Panasonic is used to control the display cells and those that modulate light independently. The light from the backlight can then check pixel by pixel . A benefit is primarily the contrast ratio: Panasonic returns a given 600 times higher than its products currently on the market (of course it comes with LCD IPS). To be precise it passes from an average of about 1.800: 1 to 1,000,000: 1. The new panels are characterized by a black level of 0,001 cd / m2 – nits and a maximum brightness of 1,000 cd / m2 – nits good for content playback HDR .
the new Panasonic panels are mainly directed to the broadcasting market, with production studios, to medical and automotive industry. If the specifications are confirmed in the “road” measurements, we could be faced with great solutions to even the TV. For the production of new panels it is not necessary to modify the systems currently in use. The 8,5g lines (those that use substrates to 2,500 mm x 2,200 mm) of Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co. can already make models from 10 “to 100”.
The availability of the first sample is expected to be January 2017 . More details (and the first samples) might come at CES 2017, held in early January in Las Vegas.