New tv so thin you can bend it!

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  1. Gaastra

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    I remember seeing a load of stuff on 'next gen' TV's and one of them was a TV the Japanese had put in a jacket... this must be it.

    Which is why I'm waiting for a full on TV you can just unfurl down from the ceiling.
     
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    That is beyond kick-ass. I wonder how much it costs to produce that screen.
     
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    Awesome! Ive been hearing about technology like this for a long time now (described to me as "roll-up TV"), but this is the first time Ive seen something actually like it. Really cool.
     
  5. Blunticon

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    I love Technology and all the updates that come along with it. Now thats pretty sweet. Put it in your pocket or store it like easy like.
     
  6. Atomsplitter

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    Wonder how long until someone accidentially eats one.
     
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    "They keep making TVs bigger and bigger, and smaller and smaller. Pretty soon the medium-sized TV will go extinct."

    -Dale Gribble
     
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    Who knows? Maybe he'd mutate into a... uh... (Imagination is not working well. please leave a message)
     
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    In theory, it should be very cheap to mass-produce the screens themselves. It's a matrix of light emitting polymer sprayed on a printed circuit. The cost is going to come from R&D that went into developing just the right formula for the LEP, and this technology has been in development for almost a decade... so I expect these to be very expensive at first.
     
  10. Tekkaman Blade

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    This will make the portable gaming industry and devices like I pods able to be smaller and thiner. If it doesn't take much battery power, it could improve battery life. Possibly more memory as well.
     
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    The downside to PLED displays is that they burn out quickly compared to other types of displays. Until that's fixed, I wouldn't want one in my portable game console.
     
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    That's pretty cool.
     
  13. Lord Of Tetris

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    Am I the only one to think this is another step closer to "invisible clothing"? Like, make sure the display is what is behind you, and it could be like Predator-like cloaking. Or sometihng.
     
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    He heh, I'll trade all the flat T.V.s in China for that.
     
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    a portable tv you can bend cool... might be expensive
     
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    :lolol 
     
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    I was watching a show that was talking about developing camo that used 360 degree camera systems and flexible screen material to turn "invisible". I don't think it will ever be a 100% disappearing act, but something on that level can surely provide a great advantage. Just need to see if the cost outweighs the benefit.
     
  18. Dark_Convoy

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    That thing RULES!!!

    You could stick it on the back seat of a car, or in a drawer at the office!
     
  19. shade 0066

    shade 0066 Live Fast, Drive Faster!

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    I totaly need one. I would put it on my shirt, just for kicks.
     
  20. MACRAPTRON

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    I hope they make T-shirts with these, so I can buy myself one and walk around like a teletubbie displaying porn all day long.
     

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