Toshiba Cuts Power Usage Of Video Playback On Portable Devices

Posted: May 11 2007, 11:05am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:48am CDT, in News | Technology News

Toshiba cuts Power Usage of Video Playback on Portable Devices
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The battery life is considerably shorter on portable devices when watching video. Toshiba devised a new playback method that apparently uses considerably less power.

The technology involves a modified version of the interlace method used when displaying still images on a LCD screen. The LCD panel's drive circuitry uses 30% less power, resulting in several % longer battery life when deployed on a notebook.The technology is still in the distant future. Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co. would commercialize the new power saving video playback in LCD panels in 2-3 years.
Via Nikkei.Net (Subscription).

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