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Old 01-09-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
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Video on Mirasol display from Engadget

Engadget posted a video of Mirasol display in high-res.

I cannot find a way to embed high-res youtube video here, so you may click the video to visit youtube for high-res video.

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The first display to the market will indeed be this very 5.7-inch, XGA version, which is 240ppi pixel density and a 6x power advantage over E-ink in a typical usage scenario (despite the fact that it's doing full color video).
I am not sure whether it means that Mirasol consumes 1/6th of power than e-ink of the same display size, but it sure sounds like a promising option.

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Engadget posted a video of Mirasol display in high-res.

I cannot find a way to embed high-res youtube video here, so you may click the video to visit youtube for high-res video.

The article also mentions the following.

I am not sure whether it means that Mirasol consumes 1/6th of power than e-ink of the same display size, but it sure sounds like a promising option.

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http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/09/q...lorious-1080p/
They mean it is more efficient than e-ink when both are pushed to running video framerates. It seems to be a creative and optimistic extrapolation of estimates that put EPDs at a strong disadvantage. At normal reading usage, I'm sure it'll be competitive with E-Ink (they don't seem to be telling what the hold state power consumption is, just saying it's "low". It is bistable, but it requires a very tiny bias voltage to maintain a base state, probably comparable to EPD).

I wonder if they're telling people the expected power draw during video compared to, say, backlit LCD, rather than compared to EPD.

Gotta say 240ppi is getting mighty close to what a good reader should have...I hope they can maintain a reasonably dense black state.

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Old 01-09-2010, 09:22 PM   #4
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I don't like the page turns on this or the liquavista screens. They're just too slow. I don't want to give up speed for color (or not much). I just want the pages to pop up the way they do with readers now.
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I don't like the page turns on this or the liquavista screens. They're just too slow. I don't want to give up speed for color (or not much). I just want the pages to pop up the way they do with readers now.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:29 PM   #6
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And this amuses you why?
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And this amuses you why?
You were serious? You actually think demo playback software, probably made in Flash, used to do nothing but display the framerate and color capability of a screen is some kind of final reader software that is going to be adopted by device manufacturers?

That's almost as odd as another poster thinking that the demo chassis used in Liquavista's screen demonstration was a real proposed device casing.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:36 PM   #8
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Maybe I can take a guess.............because Mirasol refresh rate is 100x faster than eink?

The fact that they can animate a page turn doesn't mean it has to be animated. It means it's able to play smooth video.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:40 PM   #9
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Size is perfect. Once they get the color corrected, (too much yellow?) how neat for reading magazines. Or picture books. QUILT BOOKS!
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You were serious?
Yes, I was.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:45 PM   #11
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Or the same books people read today on their e-ink devices.
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Jesus christ thats impressive.
Yes it is indeed. Though i guess the battery was flat after the demo.
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Yes, I was.
Sorry, don't mean to demean you then.

This company makes displays. They're not making UI, they're not making the viewing software, they're not making the device at all. Just the screen and the development kit for it. Nothing except the fundamental display hardware is to be considered a "product" in these demonstrations.
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Yes it is indeed. Though i guess the battery was flat after the demo.
Why do you say that?
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Sorry, don't mean to demean you then.

This company makes displays. They're not making UI, they're not making the viewing software, they're not making the device at all. Just the screen and the development kit for it. Nothing except the fundamental display hardware is to be considered a "product" in these demonstrations.
Then I thank you for the clarification.
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