— a joint venture company established by LG Electronics and Royal Philips Electronics — had introduced the LM201U03, a new 20.1-inch UXGA TFT-LCD (thin-film-transistor liquid crystal display).
Mass production on the monitor will start next month. The LM201U03 utilizes LG.Philips LCD’s Super In-plane Switching (IPS) and Super Narrow-bezel (SNB) technology, enabling a thin display with a wide viewing angle, high contrast ratio, and fast response, according to LG Philips.
Most current displays are available in twisted nematic (TN) mode, which needs a separate, wide polarizer filter to enhance viewing angles. In TN mode, displays have an average viewing angle of 90 degrees from top to bottom and 110 degrees from left to right. LG.Philips LCD’s Super IPS technology continuously rotates the liquid crystals, which can increase the viewing angle of a large-screen LCD up to 176 degrees from any direction — essentially equivalent to that of traditional CRT (cathode ray tube) displays, the company says. They add that the LM201U03 has screen quality that rivals CRTs thanks to their Super IPS technology, which diminishes gray color shift.
What’s more, the half-contrast angle of Super IPS technology is wider than that of other wide-viewing angle technologies. This purportedly allows for a reduced color shift seen by the human eye. The result, according to LG Philips is higher-quality images and response time boosts of more than 25 percent.
The LM201U03, designed for high-end usage, is a UXGA model that supports resolutions up to 1600 x 1200, offers a wide-viewing angle of 176 degrees, boasts a high luminance of 250 cd/m2, and a response time of 16ms.