[E3] 43-inch Immersive Display Debuts for Video Game Players

Jun 5, 2009
Phil Keys, Nikkei Electronics
Ostendo Technologies' "CRVD Display," a 43-inch immersive display for video game players
Ostendo Technologies' "CRVD Display," a 43-inch immersive display for video game players
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The back of the CRVD Display
The back of the CRVD Display
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A prototype of 43-inch immersive display was exhibited in the booth of Alienware Corp, an affiliate company of Dell Inc, at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

Dell, which announced its plan to develop an immersive display in August 2008 (See related article), unveiled a prototype optimized for video games for the first time.

The new display, "CRVD Display," was manufactured by Ostendo Technologies Inc of the US.

"We will closely cooperate with Dell and launch the display onto the market," an Ostendo attendant said.

The release date and the price of the display have not been determined yet.

The display is 103.6cm long and 32.5cm wide. Its screen size and curvature radius are 43 inches and 122cm, respectively. It is a rear projection display using RGB LED light sources for four DLP (digital light processing) devices. It features a resolution of 2,880 x 900 and a contrast ratio of 10,000:1. The response time is 0.016ms.

The prototype was adjusted so that video game players cannot see the lines between projected images when they watch the display right in front of it.

Correction Notice: Because of a reporting error, we incorrectly stated in the second last paragraph that the new display is a rear projection display "using four DLP (digital light processing) devices as an RGB LED light source." In fact, it uses RGB LED light sources for four DLP (digital light processing) devices.