July 12, 2010

OLED puts on stunning display for 3D

Two new 15-inch OLED HD location/production monitors offering "stunning picture quality" have been introduced by TVLogic, including a version for stereoscopic 3D.

The TDM-150W 3D monitor won three awards when it was launched at NAB, and Paul Goodwin, Divisional Head, Broadcast and CCTV Products at Pyser-SGI, its UK/Ireland distributor, said: "In 40 years in the broadcast industry, it's one of the best products I've seen." He acknowledged that other manufacturers are working on similar displays, but this is the first such 3D monitor.

The Organic Light Emitting Diode display offers "true blacks, because it's an emissive display" and the viewing angle is impressive. "You can go right to the edge and get a good picture," he claimed. "It's a jaw dropper."

It offers many benefits over LCDs, including "the widest colour gamut, 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio, amazingly fast image response [good enough to match a CRT] and full 180 degree viewing angle for the most vivid 3D experience yet."

The TDM-150W has a 120 Hz Active Matrix OLED display with a native resolution of 1366x768 combined with active shutter glasses for 3D. Features include: full HD-SDI input and output with 3G and dual-link; 2D/3D Hot Key; Left/Right Channel Only function; and firmware updating using Ethernet or USB. Power consumption is low at around 42W maximum.

Optional accessories include: a carrying case, V-mount, 19-inch rack mounting kit (6U) and sun hood.

Also new is the TVLogic LEM-150 - a version for 2D display, with many of the benefits of the TDM-150W. Pyser-SGI has already taken orders for about 50 of the 2D versions, which will be available by the end of July, while the 3D model should ship by September.

By David Fox

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