Seiko Epson has completed the development of its D5 series of HD-ready high-temperature polysilicon (HTPS) TFT liquid crystal panels for 3-LCD-type front-projectors and large-screen HDTV LCD projection televisions for the home, reports JCNN in Tokyo.
Epson will start shipping development samples of the new panels this month and plans to begin shipping the panels in production quantities in May 2005.
The company announced in June that it had developed its first panel in the D5 series: a 0.7in, 720p model.
Now joining the D5 series lineup is a 0.9in, 1080p model designed for HDTV systems. This latest addition to the lineup will allow users to enjoy HDTV picture quality on projection systems employing the 3-LCD design, which uses three HTPS panels.
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