Right when you think that the television technology might have hit its peak and has gotten nowhere else to go, here comes some bright scientist to prove you wrong. The race for the best TV display technology apparently is just getting warmed up and we are witnessing more and more potentials as electronics and material sciences go into more space age technologies.
First we have the Laser TV which is being claimed to be the best plasma TV replacement within the reach of science.
A laser TV, in simple terms, is just a rear projection television with lasers used as the back light to project images instead of the power-hungry mercury lamps that traditional rear projection TVs are known for. Lasers at the back of the television emitting the three colors, red, green and blue, combine to produce images. This results in an increase in the color gamut that can be created. Televisions these days can only produce 30 to 40% of the colors and variations that human eyes can perceive. With these lasers, TVs will be able to create up to 90% of the colors that the eyes are able to differentiate. That is outstandingly rich and would be most stunning indeed even for casual TV viewers. Another benefit of this is that the blacks would also be improved and the true black or very near it would, in concept, be achieved as the lasers can just turn off when images require the absence of color. The wonderful result would be prayers that can display graphics with high fidelity colors at lower power consumption. Laser TVs are reported to require up to 75% less power compared to current plasma televisions.
The good news is that the Laser TV is not just an idea but is already an existing technology. However, although I've been hearing news of its appearance in tech and trade shows I have heard no news of actual products being produced for consumers. Neverheless, all these developments point to the good likelihood of it being released in the market in the foreseeable future.
The other television technology that is being quickly eyed by scientists will be derived from an unofficial source — Coffee !!!
Also, the processes by which coffee stains are created when one lifts the mug from a table can also be used to create ultra thin materials that can be used for electronic applications like LCD and plasma display screens. Some coffee-loving scientists have noticed that when you lift a coffee mug, interesting forces like convection and evaporation activates to create that coffee stain on the table surface. This phenomenon is being eyed as a possible source of new material that can be used to improve our display screen technologies by creating "nano-scale conductive coating on the new screens."
Applications using this discovery might be a long way off but it is definitely promising especially since their preliminary experiences using other conductive materials were successful.
These two budding innovative technologies point to a very bright future for the television which certainly means an even promising future for TV-lovers!