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Panasonic showcases OLED-rivalling dual-screen MegaCon TVs at IFA 2019

Using two LCD panels to reach OLED-like performance

Panasonic showcases OLED-rivalling dual-screen MegaCon TVs at IFA 2019

Panasonic showcases OLED-rivalling dual-screen MegaCon TVs at IFA 2019

At IFA 2019, Panasonic is showcasing what could be the future for LCD TV technology, revealing what they call "MegaCon", a dual-panel monitor design that's designed to deliver OLED-like performance and master-level screen accuracy. 

"MegaCon" is shorthand for "Mega Contrast", and uses a construction method that's designed to provide OLED-like contrast levels by offering an alternative tale on the concept of local dimming. Instead of relying on backlight dimming, "MegaCon" screens use a secondary LCD panel to offer local dimming on a per-pixel level. Basically, Panasonic is using two LCD screens to block light from reaching the screens users, enabling deeper blacks and OLED-rivalling screen performance. 

The screen that Panasonic showcased at IFA 2019 was a prototype, which should help explain why their screen was several inches thick. Moving forward, this technology could make its way into both consumer and professional-grade TVs and monitors. The only downside of this screen tech is heat output. MegaCon screens use an extremely bright backlight to enable HDR-levels of peak brightness while using a secondary LCD panel as a dimmer. Unlike other HDR technologies, these screens become dimmer by blocking light, not by producing less light.  
   

Panasonic showcases OLED-rivalling dual-screen MegaCon TVs at IFA 2019  

According to Panasonic, their MegaCon prototype offers 99% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space and a maximum contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. 

This technology is similar to Hisense's ULED XD technology, which uses a similar dual-LCD technique to offer local dimming. Hisense's technology was showcased at CES 2019 and used a 1080p dimming screen behind a 4K LCD screen to offer a local dimming zone for every four pixels that the company's ULED XD screens. 

At this time it is unknown if Pansonic plans to release MegaCon screens in the form of consumer-grade products anytime soon. 

Panasonic showcases OLED-rivalling dual-screen MegaCon TVs at IFA 2019  

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09-09-2019, 16:26:50

demonking
Couple to look at though one is quite funny
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The screen that Philips showcased at IFA 2019
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these screens become dinner by blocking light
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09-09-2019, 16:30:37

AlienALX
Lmao love the name. Mega Con.Quote

09-09-2019, 16:32:10

WYP
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Couple to look at though one is quite funny
Never write anything while hungry.

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Lmao love the name. Mega Con.
Yeah. It makes sense, but good luck marketing it.Quote

10-09-2019, 09:14:08

SebastianAltena
Don't expect DL-IPS tech to be in consumer market any time soon (or ever); I had a chance to use 32 inch Sony DL-IPS mastering display, and although it performed it's task exceptionally well the viewing angle were really bad, fans were constantly running and it sounded like a jet engine in HDR mode. DL-IPS have about 0.5%-0.7% light transmittance (normal lcds have 10%-15%), the best thing we can hope for is prosumer but even then I'm not sure if I would want to sit in front of 400w jet engine space heater while gaming or watching movies.Quote
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