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Old 08-14-2018, 07:53 AM   #1
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Question Why are TV screens still physical?

I've always dreamed of a TV that... is similar to a flashlight. You press the on button, and the picture beams up by light, maybe like up to a foot high or something. You can put your hand through the picture, just like you would through a flashlight's light. When you press off, the light (and therefore the picture) disappears.

Why isn't this reality yet? Why are they still releasing TV's with physical screens?
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:28 AM   #2
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I've always dreamed of a TV that... is similar to a flashlight. You press the on button, and the picture beams up by light, maybe like up to a foot high or something. You can put your hand through the picture, just like you would through a flashlight's light. When you press off, the light (and therefore the picture) disappears.

Why isn't this reality yet? Why are they still releasing TV's with physical screens?
Nah, I like my screens real.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:18 AM   #3
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I've always dreamed of a TV that... is similar to a flashlight. You press the on button, and the picture beams up by light, maybe like up to a foot high or something. You can put your hand through the picture, just like you would through a flashlight's light. When you press off, the light (and therefore the picture) disappears.

Why isn't this reality yet? Why are they still releasing TV's with physical screens?
Necessity is the mother of invention. If you need it that badly, get working on a prototype.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:38 AM   #4
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I bought something that does almost exactly what you describe just a few months ago, it's called a projector (of course it's a bit bigger than most flashlights, and I also bought a "physical" 100" screen to go with it, but I've tested it out on just a white sheet and it still looked great ).

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I've always dreamed of a TV that... is similar to a flashlight. You press the on button, and the picture beams up by light, maybe like up to a foot high or something. You can put your hand through the picture, just like you would through a flashlight's light. When you press off, the light (and therefore the picture) disappears.

Why isn't this reality yet? Why are they still releasing TV's with physical screens?
Projectors have been on the market for years.

You still need a physical screen to go with it to get a high quality image.
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I bought something that does almost exactly what you describe just a few months ago, it's called a projector (of course it's a bit bigger than most flashlights, and I also bought a "physical" 100" screen to go with it, but I've tested it out on just a white sheet and it still looked great ).

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Projectors have been on the market for years.

You still need a physical screen to go with it to get a high quality image.
They are talking about something more like this...

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Old 08-14-2018, 01:33 PM   #7
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You're referring to Ultra Short-throw projectors, which exist. But like with all projectors, the true enemy is ambient light.

And projecting a geometrically perfect image in a short distance involves a lot of compromises.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:56 AM   #8
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They are talking about something more like this...

Yes, that is pretty much exactly what I meant.

I'm surprised companies aren't making TV's like that yet. Companies could also focus on making the TV itself tiny, so it takes up almost no room, fits in your pocket, etc. That would be amazing.

Another idea is... no remote. Just use an app on your phone to control the tiny TV, using voice commands or the touchscreen.

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Old 08-15-2018, 05:19 AM   #9
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Yes, that is pretty much exactly what I meant.

I'm surprised companies aren't making TV's like that yet. Companies could also focus on making the TV itself tiny, so it takes up almost no room, fits in your pocket, etc. That would be amazing.

Another idea is... no remote. Just use an app on your phone to control the tiny TV, using voice commands or the touchscreen.
Tiny TVs fit in your pocket -> WTF?!?! Unless your mean cellphones, there are TVs being designed that can be rolled up like a poster for easy transport. You can see videos online. You’ll never be able to fit a TV in your pocket though.

Control with phone -> Perhaps not to the extent that you want, but some TVs already have that feature. Some people at my work change channels in our break room with their phones all of the time.

Using voice commands -> Several cable companies are already offering these features on their services. Lazy buggers.
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I've always dreamed of a TV that... is similar to a flashlight. You press the on button, and the picture beams up by light, maybe like up to a foot high or something. You can put your hand through the picture, just like you would through a flashlight's light. When you press off, the light (and therefore the picture) disappears.

Why isn't this reality yet? Why are they still releasing TV's with physical screens?
I would guess that these don't exist because there's no need for them so why bother. Portable players, laptops, iPads and phones are all a portable means for watching video...and they can be used for other things as well.
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why is this a thread?
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Why are TV screens still physical? Because this isn't Star Trek or Star Wars.
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I've always dreamed of a TV that... is similar to a flashlight. You press the on button, and the picture beams up by light, maybe like up to a foot high or something. You can put your hand through the picture, just like you would through a flashlight's light. When you press off, the light (and therefore the picture) disappears.

Why isn't this reality yet? Why are they still releasing TV's with physical screens?
Hisense makes a short throw laser projector that comes with a screen. This screen is specially designed to reject ambient light, which allows a wider viewing angle.
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(sighs) I keep thinking of the opening scenes of "Paycheck", after Afleck R.E.'d a competitors device.....
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Yes, that is pretty much exactly what I meant.

I'm surprised companies aren't making TV's like that yet. Companies could also focus on making the TV itself tiny, so it takes up almost no room, fits in your pocket, etc. That would be amazing.

Another idea is... no remote. Just use an app on your phone to control the tiny TV, using voice commands or the touchscreen.
Which would be...a remote?
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Yes, that is pretty much exactly what I meant.

I'm surprised companies aren't making TV's like that yet. Companies could also focus on making the TV itself tiny, so it takes up almost no room, fits in your pocket, etc. That would be amazing.

Another idea is... no remote. Just use an app on your phone to control the tiny TV, using voice commands or the touchscreen.
Why would you want that? Do you consider that image of Leia to be high quality? It might be holographic 3D, but it's very poor quality, it's transparent and it's monochrome. And even if it could do high quality holographic color 3D and solid objects, it would be perceived as a bunch of animated dolls running around the projected area. The reason we have screens is because screens provide the best quality.

Pocket TV's? That's called a smartphone.

Voice commands? Get an Apple TV. There are other devices that permit voice control of the TV as well. But just realize that many of these devices can listen to you all the time. I trust that the Apple device doesn't do that, but I would not trust any TV manufacturer's device and definitely not any Android or Amazon device.

And most brands of TV's do have smartphone apps that act as a remote, but they're all lousy. Why? Because the buttons are virtual and not physical and you generally have to look at them to know what you're doing whereas a physical remote has buttons that you can sense by feel without looking.
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They are talking about something more like this...

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-holograms-d-thin-air.html
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I always dreamed of a place that anyone could go and just say whatever pops into their head without any thought about it.
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