LG displays world's largest circular LCD
A massive 1.4in screen
LCDs are so square, man. So LG has cut off some corners and developed what it claims are the world’s largest elliptical and circular LCD screens.
LG's circular LCD: watch out
If you’re dreaming of a huge circular LCD telly on your penthouse wall, then don’t get your hopes up because the elliptical display only measures 6in across, while the circular screen is even smaller: just 1.4in in diameter. Both have viewing angles of around 160° and can display 262,000 colours.
Toshiba's also rolling out circular LCDs
But what’s the point of such oddly-shaped tiny displays? According to their maker, the screens could be used for digital photo frames, display panels in home electronics and, of course, watches. LG also said it plans to release several concept products using both shapes of LCD.
Late last year, Toshiba also unveiled a smaller circular LCD display primarily designed for use in car dashboards, such as the speedometer.
But don't expect these things to appear in more general-purpose screens, at least not without some clever electronics to make the picture fit the round frame without distortion or the corners cropped off.
...do they propose getting a rectangle picture to fit without either distorting the image OR cropping the corners.
Just putting the rectangle within the circular screen would just be the same as mounting a normal LCD screen in a circular tv frame would it not?
Cant see this being useful for normal TV usage.
There are other natty uses that can be found though Im sure.
How about making big ben digital - when they can make them big enough!!!
W.Hank or swatch?
Can't see the batteries lasting too long unless someone designs a clever wrist movement charger...... the perfect watch for all those single men/women that enjoy their own company, as long as they wear it on their prominant hands wrist of course.
A round colour TFT as a watch would be cool. Think of the possibilities... Colour fading through the hour or day, ability to change from analog to digital at will... And users could even choose the style of watch they feel like at any time.
What would be even cooler is being able to connect to a PC and load your own watch faces, hand styles, fonts etc.