Philips Afterglow guarantees an entire new era of Ambilight TVs
Philips has been hawking Ambilight HDTVs with a collection of customizable LEDs that permit the image “bleed” onto the wall behind for a decade now. On the firm’s annual IFA press convention, nevertheless, the corporate closed the present with an idea video referred to as Afterglow, which, if it turns into a actuality, may make TV viewing considerably extra immersive. In an indication, motion photographs have been recreated intimately past the bezel, as if some brief-throw mini projectors have been welded to the underside of the TV. After asking round, it transpires that the tech is not an idea as a lot as a really early prototype, and the know-how will not be arriving till 2016 on the earliest. When it comes to how the corporate has made the pictures, it will not say past that it is a “new” course of, however because it hasn’t been patented, nobody’s ready to speak particulars. Nonetheless, provided that Microsoft’s Illumiroom is not more likely to turn out to be out there to the mainstream, maybe Philips’ barely extra modest model is perhaps the best way ahead.