MadDog00312 t1_ja7ppq7 wrote

Unfortunately that’s not likely to change nearly as quickly as the picture quality. However if the research is legit, you could have a tv with better than OLED picture quality, without the OLED pricing. The 1000 Hz refresh rate is more indicative of how fast the pixels can change, not that at this point there is a need for it.


MadDog00312 t1_ja5v5c8 wrote

A micro led will likely never be as cheap to manufacture as these will (simply due to complexity) nor will they be as long lasting. It’s impossible due to both physics and thermodynamics.

I will gladly bore you with the actual science if you want (I teach materials science engineering), but I’m not going to type a long long response if you’re not interested 😀.

I’ll add one caveat, because I can’t access the actual research yet (yay peer review!) if the research team did what they claim to have done, this is a multibillion dollar patent in the works!


MadDog00312 t1_ja3wxqv wrote

You are right of course, if they start with everything at once, which they might for the super rich. We will likely see lower resolutions and/or display scaling for a while, as without content and quite frankly processing power to deal with potentially 100 million pixels is going to be huge.

The whole point of the article and my comment was this is not just some research paper. It uses similar tools and industrial processes that already exist.

This is materials science engineering at its finest. They have already proven it works and how to do it. Now they just need money to push it across the finish line.

Professor of materials science and engineer for whatever it’s worth.


MadDog00312 t1_ja26c0q wrote

Holy crap, compatible with LCD production, silicon based, and crazy PPI with up to 1000Hz capability was amazing by itself (when it comes to new materials science).

The fact it’s also silicon based, power efficient, and could realistically be 5 years away is so cool!

There’s actually a chance my next tv could have this!


MadDog00312 t1_ixpi7a5 wrote

Not a food scientist (just a scientist), but my understanding is that your guess is correct. They literally sample the protein they want directly from the food source they want to copy. It was only relatively recently (last few years) that the technology moved from a lab to a factory.

Apparently the real trick was being able to do it at the cost and scale required to make it viable.