At Show Week 2022 TCL offered essentially the most compact LCD panel for VR we’ve seen but.
The first driver of the dimensions and bulk of right this moment’s VR headsets is the display-optics meeting – each the dimensions of the show and the lenses used to amplify it over a comparatively vast discipline of view. Valve’s Index makes use of 3.5 inch panels, whereas HP’s barely extra compact Reverb G2 makes use of 2.89 inch panels. HTC’s Vive Circulate, essentially the most compact headset out there within the west, makes use of 2.1 inch shows.
TCL offered two new LCD panels at Show Week. Each have a refresh price of 120 Hz.
The primary can also be 2.1 inches, like Vive Circulate’s, however whereas Circulate’s shows are 1600×1600 TCL’s new show is 2280×2280 due to having a density of 1512 pixels per inch. Circulate reaches solely 75 Hz, however it’s unclear whether or not it is a limitation of the panels or only a product design determination. This new panel was proven built-in into a totally standalone prototype headset to reveal simply how compact a standalone with Circulate-sized shows might be:
The second has barely decrease decision, 2160×2160, however is smaller than any VR LCD we’ve seen up to now at simply 1.77 inches. To attain this it truly has a fair greater density, 1764 pixels per inch. After all, there are even smaller OLED microdisplays out there, however these are usually considerably costlier.
Neither new TCL panel is greater decision or extra dense than the beautiful 3K panel JDI and Innolux additionally offered at Show Week. However each TCL panels are smaller, so may theoretically be utilized in extraordinarily compact headsets.