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2020-08-11 9:19:18 PM  
Then again, everyone hated 3d TVs too....
 
2020-08-11 11:19:15 PM  
I dunno , if you had good shutters (for darkness when viewing in the day) and this was built into a wall in front of a window I could see it.
 
2020-08-11 11:19:51 PM  
Let me know when I can replace the windows in my home with a version of these that will offer variable levels of transparency as well as privacy for whatever content I happen to be watching.
 
2020-08-11 11:29:16 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Then again, everyone hated 3d TVs too....


It'll make a comeback within ~10 years.

The last iteration of 3D... the last I heard about 30% - 33% of people had headaches/nausea/vomiting etc from 3D. That's basically a third of their target audience.

Until they can get that number down to 1% or less 3D needs to stay dead.
 
2020-08-11 11:38:53 PM  
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
 
2020-08-11 11:39:04 PM  
TV? No. Monitor? Absolutely.
 
2020-08-11 11:44:46 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Let me know when I can replace the windows in my home with a version of these that will offer variable levels of transparency as well as privacy for whatever content I happen to be watching.


From the videos they linked to, you can only see what it's displaying from the front, so the second part is good to go.  Would be nice if it could display on both sides though.

They could possibly integrate this with some that glass that tints black when you apply an electric charge to it.  So you can have a black background for using it as a TV or a clear window when not in use or maybe like a clear bulletin board type thing.
 
2020-08-12 12:00:42 AM  

redbucket: I dunno , if you had good shutters (for darkness when viewing in the day) and this was built into a wall in front of a window I could see it.


Do you want your window to cost 8 grand?
 
2020-08-12 12:29:13 AM  
I'm NOT saying this is the next great innovation, but pretty much every useful thing ever invented has had some asshole make the exact same statement as TFA.

Anyone remember these?

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Even though that specific device wasn't successful, it lead the way to the ones that were.

Development in tech, and people for that matter, is an iterative process. By all means don't buy the $8,000 TV that doesn't really work as a TV. But don't dismiss the very idea of a transparent TV because this version doesn't do it for you.

History is littered with shortsighted fools who said it couldn't (or shouldn't) be done who were often proved wrong.
 
2020-08-12 12:29:35 AM  

AgentKGB: Glockenspiel Hero: Then again, everyone hated 3d TVs too....

It'll make a comeback within ~10 years.

The last iteration of 3D... the last I heard about 30% - 33% of people had headaches/nausea/vomiting etc from 3D. That's basically a third of their target audience.

Until they can get that number down to 1% or less 3D needs to stay dead.


Not gonna happen as long as headgear is required.

People hate wearing goggles as much as they hate wearing masks.
 
2020-08-12 12:30:47 AM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: redbucket: I dunno , if you had good shutters (for darkness when viewing in the day) and this was built into a wall in front of a window I could see it.

Do you want your window to cost 8 grand?


Little known fact.

As technology becomes older and easier to (re)produce,
it also becomes cheaper.

/Romero strikes again!
 
2020-08-12 12:37:34 AM  

MurphyMurphy: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: redbucket: I dunno , if you had good shutters (for darkness when viewing in the day) and this was built into a wall in front of a window I could see it.

Do you want your window to cost 8 grand?

Little known fact.

As technology becomes older and easier to (re)produce,
it also becomes cheaper.

/Romero strikes again!


Ain't getting anywhere as cheap as a window any time soon
 
2020-08-12 12:42:35 AM  
I see this in sci-fi shows/ movies all the time. Someone opens a clear display tablet/ phone and it is obvious that you need a dark background .
 
2020-08-12 12:43:48 AM  

madgonad: AgentKGB: Glockenspiel Hero: Then again, everyone hated 3d TVs too....

It'll make a comeback within ~10 years.

The last iteration of 3D... the last I heard about 30% - 33% of people had headaches/nausea/vomiting etc from 3D. That's basically a third of their target audience.

Until they can get that number down to 1% or less 3D needs to stay dead.

Not gonna happen as long as headgear is required.

People hate wearing goggles as much as they hate wearing masks.


I like the mask. Makes me feel like an old timey bank robber.
 
2020-08-12 12:45:45 AM  

madgonad: Not gonna happen as long as headgear is required.

People hate wearing goggles as much as they hate wearing masks.


Maybe someday they'll get it to the level of that 3D Jaws ad from Back to the Future II.
 
2020-08-12 12:55:41 AM  

AgentKGB: Glockenspiel Hero: Then again, everyone hated 3d TVs too....

It'll make a comeback within ~10 years.

The last iteration of 3D... the last I heard about 30% - 33% of people had headaches/nausea/vomiting etc from 3D. That's basically a third of their target audience.

Until they can get that number down to 1% or less 3D needs to stay dead.


Yeah, I was one of them.  I went to CES in 2010 at the height of the 3d TV craze and couldn't even look at some of the displays.  I couldn't believe they'd actually try to sell something like that
 
2020-08-12 1:15:44 AM  
Now paint the back with vantablack and sell it for $1000 and it'll be perfect.

An infinitely dark black would improve the already excellent contrast.
 
2020-08-12 1:19:43 AM  
Although this could be super cool for shops, chuck a product behind a window, put a touch panel on it, and you could flick through the colours on a physical product. Or maybe customise it, or even just get info.

Or even a whole shop window as you're walking past. You change can your products, and just point at where they are in the software and it'll show accordingly.
 
2020-08-12 1:25:02 AM  

homeless_need_help: TV? No. Monitor? Absolutely.


Yep.  I looked into these about a year ago and the price point was prohibitive.
 
2020-08-12 1:51:04 AM  
Might make a neat Halloween display depending on how it's set up. If the screen itself is in a dark place you could play a video of "ghosts" walking around...
 
2020-08-12 1:55:30 AM  

homeless_need_help: TV? No. Monitor? Absolutely.

TV? Nope. Desktop monitor? Nope.  Goggles?  Yeah! (Assuming the resolution's good enough to write code and not just to watch TV.)  You can make it opaque if you need to by lowering the visor behind it, or leave it see-through for Augmented Reality.
 
2020-08-12 2:00:55 AM  

MurphyMurphy: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: redbucket: I dunno , if you had good shutters (for darkness when viewing in the day) and this was built into a wall in front of a window I could see it.

Do you want your window to cost 8 grand?

Little known fact.

As technology becomes older and easier to (re)produce,
it also becomes cheaper.

/Romero strikes again!


Do you want to replace your window every few years?
 
2020-08-12 3:04:36 AM  
This is also why most science fiction films and shows of the past fifteen years or so just have stupid design. Apparently everyone is going to develop gorilla arms from interacting with non-tactile input methods while trying to see things by squinting through other things that are transparent.

/ The Zion paper-white digital displays in the Matrix are the only ones so far that seem to be actually usable.
 
2020-08-12 3:05:59 AM  

Boudyro: I'm NOT saying this is the next great innovation, but pretty much every useful thing ever invented has had some asshole make the exact same statement as TFA.

Anyone remember these?

[notebookcheck.net image 850x692]

Even though that specific device wasn't successful, it lead the way to the ones that were.

Development in tech, and people for that matter, is an iterative process. By all means don't buy the $8,000 TV that doesn't really work as a TV. But don't dismiss the very idea of a transparent TV because this version doesn't do it for you.

History is littered with shortsighted fools who said it couldn't (or shouldn't) be done who were often proved wrong.


The converse is also true.
 
2020-08-12 3:14:01 AM  
Oooh, stick a mirror back on one of these, and cameras with recognition technology.

And you have one of those futuristic "try on different outfits without putting on different outfits" dealios.
 
2020-08-12 3:19:23 AM  

dyhchong: Now paint the back with vantablack and sell it for $1000 and it'll be perfect.

An infinitely dark black would improve the already excellent contrast.


Vanta Black is trademarked and apparently, just a little bit combustible. I wouldn't.
 
2020-08-12 3:57:52 AM  
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fragMasterFlash: Let me know when I can replace the windows in my home with a version of these that will offer variable levels of transparency as well as privacy for whatever content I happen to be watching.


You mean something like this LCD window film?

LCD window film stuff..
 
2020-08-12 4:21:43 AM  
I'd stick one over my window for telescope-augmented AR at night. Have a few naughty neighbors right now, but no easy zoom feature.
 
2020-08-12 7:21:18 AM  
This would be kickarse as car windshields or glasses.  Full heads up display without the weird reflectors.
 
2020-08-12 8:42:04 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Let me know when I can replace the windows in my home with a version of these that will offer variable levels of transparency as well as privacy for whatever content I happen to be watching.


You mean things that already exist?

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/787 windows
//I am not sure that making them window sized is feasible, but it's definitely going to be expensive AF
 
2020-08-12 8:57:47 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Let me know when I can replace the windows in my home with a version of these that will offer variable levels of transparency as well as privacy for whatever content I happen to be watching.


Here you go.
 
2020-08-12 9:09:17 AM  

Driedsponge: This would be kickarse as car windshields or glasses.  Full heads up display without the weird reflectors.


The whole point of those 'weird' reflectors is to present the image to your eyes focused at infinity so you can still see the world in front of you. If you put a screen an inch in front of your eyes with glasses, no one but the most myopic will even be able to focus on it, never mind at the same time as whatever you're looking at.
 
2020-08-12 9:16:45 AM  

Boudyro: I'm NOT saying this is the next great innovation, but pretty much every useful thing ever invented has had some asshole make the exact same statement as TFA.

Anyone remember these?

[notebookcheck.net image 850x692]

Even though that specific device wasn't successful, it lead the way to the ones that were.

Development in tech, and people for that matter, is an iterative process. By all means don't buy the $8,000 TV that doesn't really work as a TV. But don't dismiss the very idea of a transparent TV because this version doesn't do it for you.

History is littered with shortsighted fools who said it couldn't (or shouldn't) be done who were often proved wrong.


I had one of those for a hot minute in the 2000's after palm had already replaced them. (Customer gave it to me) They didn't have wifi, but for some reason it seemed really cool to have my email in my pocket, even though it was just synced from the computer, and replies wouldn't send until you hooked back up. What a time to be alive
 
2020-08-12 10:23:32 AM  
I'm  not sure about everyone, but the knob who wrote the article certainly does. He's more catty than my brother's 20 pound cat.
 
2020-08-12 12:38:52 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Then again, everyone hated 3d TVs too....


I don't hate my 3D DLP projector.
 
2020-08-12 12:40:25 PM  

ChiliBoots: Driedsponge: This would be kickarse as car windshields or glasses.  Full heads up display without the weird reflectors.

The whole point of those 'weird' reflectors is to present the image to your eyes focused at infinity so you can still see the world in front of you. If you put a screen an inch in front of your eyes with glasses, no one but the most myopic will even be able to focus on it, never mind at the same time as whatever you're looking at.


Like the dials place right in front of your eyes that you have to look down and refocus on?
 
2020-08-12 1:14:05 PM  

Malenfant: Glockenspiel Hero: Then again, everyone hated 3d TVs too....

I don't hate my 3D DLP projector.


I wish they made projectors that used passive glasses rather than active.  It does work great though.   I have a couple of 3D tvs, but they stopped selling 3d blu-rays in the states and I have to get them from the UK now.
 
2020-08-12 1:41:20 PM  
This isn't meant for home use but for commercial use. Store display windows like this would be a great application.
 
2020-08-12 5:44:02 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Yeah, I was one of them.  I went to CES in 2010 at the height of the 3d TV craze and couldn't even look at some of the displays.  I couldn't believe they'd actually try to sell something like that


Yeah, my wife tried 3D in a store and nearly threw up.
 
2020-08-12 6:05:35 PM  

AgentKGB: Glockenspiel Hero: Yeah, I was one of them.  I went to CES in 2010 at the height of the 3d TV craze and couldn't even look at some of the displays.  I couldn't believe they'd actually try to sell something like that

Yeah, my wife tried 3D in a store and nearly threw up.


Ah, the old 3D goatse in the showroom trick.
 
2020-08-12 10:19:25 PM  

dyhchong: AgentKGB: Glockenspiel Hero: Yeah, I was one of them.  I went to CES in 2010 at the height of the 3d TV craze and couldn't even look at some of the displays.  I couldn't believe they'd actually try to sell something like that

Yeah, my wife tried 3D in a store and nearly threw up.

Ah, the old 3D goatse in the showroom trick.


I have a pic on my 3DS of a shark leaping out of the water at the camera. Got a good open mouth going on in 3-d. I'd hate to see was goatse would look like.
 
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