LCD Displays?

mqy meng.qingyou at
Thu May 21 09:43:25 CEST 2009

What about protection film?

Tim Schmidt wrote:
> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 9:12 AM, zogg <zoggified at> wrote:
>> Looks like LCD for indoors are common, and for outdoors theres scarcity.
>> So, do you know any manufacturers, or at least in what direction should
>> i try and look at?
> The OLPC has an LCD which is very easy to read in daylight.  When
> backlit, it appears as a color LCD, but when frontlit (as from the
> sun), it appears greyscale.  This is a function of the OLPC's very
> efficient backlight system (instead of using colored filters to block
> out 66% of the light from the white backlight for each pixel, they use
> a fresnel prism to split the backlight into it's component wavelengths
> on pixel boundaries.  Thereby allowing nearly 100% of the light
> produced by the backlight through to your eyes, as opposed to less
> than 33% for typical LCDs.  Light from the front of the LCD passes
> through the pixels, and is reflected by a silvered layer, back through
> the pixels to your eyes, never passing through the prism, so what
> would normally be colored sub-pixels appear as greyscale pixels.
> --tim
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