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Old 10-15-2018, 11:11 AM   #1
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Liquavista is dead

Amazon shut it down earlier this year:
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I have official confirmation today of a rumor that circulated in March: Amazon has shut down its screen tech sub, Liquavista.

An Amazon rep told me this morning that they "can confirm that Liquivista is no longer operating".*However, they were unable to tell me whether Amazon still be pursuing this tech, if*Liquavista's R&D work been shifted to another unit, or*the state of their screen production.

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/...wn-liquavista/
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:27 PM   #2
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That's too bad. I really want a non emissive display with high contrast and refresh rate. Looks like there's nothing on the horizon.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:30 PM   #3
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Was there ever a doubt?
The economics of LCD have killed everything this side of OLED and even OLED is having to hug the high end to prosper. Not much room for anything else.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:23 AM   #4
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I imagine one of the main issues is that reading on phones and tablets is a great experience for most people. There wasn't going to be a huge market for this technology unless it could work better than lcd and be produced cheaper. Which never was likely.
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I imagine one of the main issues is that reading on phones and tablets is a great experience for most people.
I agree. I would love a vibrant color e-ink-esque tablet to read comics on. But the demand just isn't there and likely never will be.
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Seems as though if it was vibrant, there would be demand (due to longer battery life), which would drive down price, which would increase demand, ...
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Seems as though if it was vibrant, there would be demand (due to longer battery life), which would drive down price, which would increase demand, ...
Yet Liquavista is shuttered, though the images I've seen do look very nice.

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Yet Liquavista is shuttered, though the images I've seen do look very nice.
I would say it looks nice.

But From what I've seen and heard, it doesn't approach LCD? Although maybe I'm mixing it up with color eink.
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I would say it looks nice.

But From what I've seen and heard, it doesn't approach LCD? Although maybe I'm mixing it up with color eink.
Color e-ink tends to look washed out. Liquavista promised better:
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Color e-ink tends to look washed out. Liquavista promised better:
That image looks rather poor. Is it Liquavista?
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:32 AM   #11
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That image looks rather poor. Is it Liquavista?
It's one I found by Googling "Liquavista" and going to images. It may be that the source image wasn't that great to begin with. I believe it was taken from an old Guitar Hero game.

Try Googling Liquavista yourself. What's shown does look leagues better than color e-ink. Not that it matters I guess. Neither technology is threatening to break out and become widely available.
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It was unsuitable for E-reading due to artifacts. No surprise it was shot down when they failed to produce a production-quality prototype after having been wasting money for years.
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That image looks rather poor. Is it Liquavista?
I am pretty sure it is Liquavista, yes
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