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At the February 18, 2004 meeting...
Advanced Displays
A technical comparison between LCD and plasma flat panels, plus the future of front and rear projection technology

Gary Mandle is the Product Manager for Professional Monitors and Large Venue Projectors, Broadcast and Professional Division, Sony Electronics Corporation.He has been at Sony for more than 20 years as an engineer and product manager, predominantly with the display division.

He offered a side by side comparison of LCD and Plasma flat panel technology, exploring the technical merits and shortcomings of each, particularly when showing moving images. Both these technologies have greatly improved over just the last couple of years, LCD panels in video performance and size and plasma in quality and price. Those changes away from traditional stereotypes have set up a clear turf battle for the professional flat panel marketplace over the coming years.

Mandle also discussed Sony's newest LCOS/SXRD projector and technology, offering digital cinema-type resolution support in a business or home theater sized projector. And, we had an advance peek at a future laser projection technology from Sony.

Posted: 3 March 2004
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor
blamm@cync.com