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Re: digital frame
In reply to Mako2011, May 6, 2014

Mako2011 wrote:

qianp2k wrote:

meland wrote:

qianp2k wrote

As I said I will see digital displays eventually will eliminate old-fashion physical prints, just like digital cameras replace film, just a matte of time and could happy in 5-10 years.

Perhaps. Of course the technology will no doubt permit it and the price of high resolution displays will come down to a point where some (or even many) will consider having one, or perhaps even a few, of such displays around the house. But do you really think they will replace prints, certainly within the time scale you mention?

For a start these devices will have to powered somehow and unless we move to wireless or inductive charging buried in the walls I think many male photographers will have WAGs that have something fairly crisp and direct to say about wires trailing from every display. Even if some of us happen to think it's a great idea.

Just a sample. This is a smart TV and still with current LED display as OLED is not matured yet but can also be used to display photos.

The computer/GPU required to display photos on it is very very low in terms of computing power. Not the case when you try to run Photoshop CC GPU intensive operations on the same type of TV at native 4k/8k resolutions. If all you're doing is using it as a digital picture should be fine.

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That is what I mean a digital picture frame and power consumption is very low on an OLED display. The controller box can be very small with a SSD chip inside. I imagine it even can be driven by battery on OLED display. I hope there is real breakthrough in this technology and OLED is lots cheaper to be manufactured than LED/LCD actually once it's matured with huge potential.

If I had such display one day and hang a few 40-50" such ones on walls that keep rotating photos in 30 min pace, why I'd want to print?    OLED has almost 180 degree viewing angle and can be curved.

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