At Show Week 2022 JDI and Innolux introduced compact 3K LCD panels for VR headsets.
Japan Show Inc (JDI) is without doubt one of the world’s largest show suppliers, shaped 10 years in the past as a merger of the LCD manufacturing divisions of Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi. Innolux is Taiwan’s largest LCD producer.
Each new shows are roughly 2.27 inch diagonal, with a refresh fee of 90 Hz and determination of 3240×3240 – equating to 2016 pixels per inch. The an identical specs are probably because of a patent cross licensing settlement between JDI and Innolux.
This isn’t the primary 3K LCD panel we’ve seen introduced by show suppliers. At 2019’s Show Week AUO introduced a 3456×3456 LCD panel with greater than 2000 backlight components to assist HDR. Nonetheless, that panel was bigger (2.9 inch) and we haven’t heard something about it since. In truth, AUO’s sales space at this 12 months’s Show Week didn’t characteristic any VR-sized panels in any respect.
JDI presently provides the 2K (2160×2160) panel utilized in HP’s Reverb headsets. It’s 2.9 inches diagonal, so these new 3K panels are concurrently smaller and far increased decision.
The two.27 inch dimension makes it appropriate to be used in compact headsets which use pancake lenses. At Show Week I attempted Innolux’s panel paired with pancake lenses that seem like an identical to HTC’s Vive Circulate. The readability & sharpness was past something I’ve tried earlier than – even the Varjo Aero. Whereas through-the-lens digicam pictures are removed from consultant of what’s seen by the human eye, right here’s a brief clip displaying the demo imagery to present you a tough thought of the visible high quality:
Neither JDI nor Innolux revealed if they’ve a buyer but, but when this does attain merchandise we might be in retailer for a brand new era of compact extremely excessive decision VR headsets.