Feeds

Sony taps bug peepers to kill gloss-screen glare

Fly's Eyes Wagner inspired?

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Love the colour reproduction of glossy screens but hate their reflectivity? Sony may have the solution: a film capable of ensuring the former yet massively reducing the latter.

Presented at this month's SID conference - an international gathering of screen specialists - the Sony tech, developed by its chemicals division, takes its inspiration from the eyes of the common moth: it sports a regular array of concave and convex lenses.

The upshot: light from the LCD or other panel beneath the film is guided straight to the eye, but light from external sources is channelled away from the viewer.

Side-by-side snaps of panels sporting the new film and others that lack it show a clear improvement, but even with two glossy films it's not hard to fine a spot good for one panel and bad for the other.

Sony anti-reflection tech. Source: Nikkei

Source: Nikkei Tech-on

But reports from folk who saw the Sony film demonstrated suggest that, yes, it makes a big difference to the reflectivity of external light without reducing the amount of light emitted by the display itself.

Sony's technology isn't unique - today we review a Philips TV that has a moth-eye filter of its own. The Philips version requires very careful cleaning - to the extent that the company supplies a special cleaning cloth with the set.

It's not known whether the Sony system has a similar limitation, but since Sony is suggesting its tech has a role in touchscreen smartphones - gadgets that will be fingered much, much more than a TV panel should be - it would seem not. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.