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The 18-inch flexible OLED display can be rolled up for storage or transport.(Source: LG)
The 18-inch flexible OLED display can be rolled up for storage or transport.
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perl_geek
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Re: My use_case
perl_geek   7/21/2014 4:13:48 PM
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For an electronic display, there seems little point in having  more than one page, since the content can always be changed. I think I'd prefer a tabbed display; that would offer the option of reading straight through, or turning to a particular page immediately. Non-linear navigation's especially relevant to a newspaper.

Just don't waste effort and processor cycles making shuffling noises! Leafing through a "magazine" display that can only be negotiated sequentially, slowly, to the artificial  sound of  pages turning is madding, both directly and as an illustration of how to expend resources to render an interface unusable.

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: My use_case
R_Colin_Johnson   7/21/2014 2:02:41 PM
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Newspapers are definitely a great idea. How about just a one page paper that displays the next page by flipping the upper right hand corner like you would do with a regular paper?

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: Alternative use cases
R_Colin_Johnson   7/21/2014 1:59:37 PM
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Car dashboards and shop windows are both great ideas--infrared sensors also follow your head position to change the readout in shop windows.

prabhakar_deosthali
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My use_case
prabhakar_deosthali   7/21/2014 8:02:22 AM
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I am imagining a flexible display as a newspaper which I can hold in my hand like the paper newspaper and turn pages to browse through the contents

 

For that to happen the display has to be light enough for holding a bunch of them ( about 10-12 pages are normally present in a daily newspaper)

The older generation will definitely prefer this over the tablets and smart phones and e-books.

perl_geek
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Re: Alternative use cases
perl_geek   7/16/2014 4:24:35 PM
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The one that leaps to mind immediately is automobile head-up displays. The entire instrument panel could be on the windshield, without the need to invert images on the display.

Shop window displays could provide information pointing to features of a physical product placed behind them.

 

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: Alternative use cases
R_Colin_Johnson   7/16/2014 1:15:45 PM
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Here's an example: an archtect could overlay on top of a blueprint of a lot, then display differenet house designs and layouts--with the room, doors, windows and everything displayed with brightly colored lines, circles, whatever. Also the military has all sorts of uses for them to display tactical informaiton--from the war room to the visors of solders.

Jessica Lipsky
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Alternative use cases
Jessica Lipsky   7/16/2014 1:07:02 PM
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Where else would a flexible display be beneficial beyond mobile and wearable devices? 

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Re: Mobile enabler
R_Colin_Johnson   7/16/2014 12:36:43 PM
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The only comparison with LCDs they make is that their flexible active OLED has a transmittance of 30% compared to 10% for LCDs.

rick merritt
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Mobile enabler
rick merritt   7/16/2014 12:23:22 PM
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I think truly rollable displays will be a huge mobile enabler, so kudos on this work.

Did they say anything about the brightness of the display compared to conventional LCDs?

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