Samsung eyes enormofridges for see-through screens
No beer? Tap for more
Samsung's 46in see-through LCD screen will go into production this month, paving the way for the transparent tech's appearance in ordinary folks' living rooms.
Initially aimed at specialist applications - Samsung is thinking of shops, museums, railway stations, airports and such - it'll be a while before the Samsung see-through screen will be used in the home.
Right now, it's too darned expensive.
Samsung pictures the product being built into shop windows, allowing retailers to show interactives in front of physical products.
For uses closer to home, imagine one of these in the door of your enormofridge, says Samsung. You can see when you're running out of beer and use the display, there fitted with a touchscreen, to tap out an order with your local off-licence.
Samsung’s 46in transparent LCD features a contrast ratio of 4500:1 and a 1366 x 768 resolution. Not full HD, then, but it does have a "world's best" light transmittance of 15 per cent, the company claims. ®
Adapting Sayings for the Modern World
People who live in houses with transparent LCD screens for windows, shouldn't watch porn.
I get the impression that the fridge is the last resort when the designers can't figure out what their product is actually good for. Like they run through a big list of problems it might solve, and eventually they get to the bottom of the list and somebody's added a note saying "btw, we're nearly out of beer".
I want a fish-tank with these, so then I can have sumbarines and monsters chaing real fish! lol. Or Ships dropping depth-charges into the fish tank. The possibilities for silliness are endless.
The biggest problem with fridge-mounted screens
is the backlight goes off when you close the door!
Ah, but that's the point!
You can super-impose an image of a lovely clean and orderly fridge interior over the reality an no-one need be the wiser.