Pixel-Rich VR Display Eliminates Screen Door Effect

Posted by Megalith 1:01 PM (CST)

Saturday November 26, 2016

While I have no problem tolerating the low PPI of current headset displays because VR is still in its infancy, it’s nice to know that major improvements in visual fidelity are on the horizon. Japan Display has just announced a 3-inch, 651-PPI, 1440x1700 display but also note that an 800-PPI is in the pipeline.

Smartphone displays, although often high-resolution, just don't have the refresh rate that VR demands, leading to "screen-door effect," where you can make out the lines between pixels. In a bid to reduce that pesky effect that plagues so many headsets, screen manufacturer Japan Display (JDI) has been working on cramming more pixels into every inch, resulting in its brand new VR-tailored screens. The company, which is a joint venture between Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi, is currently developing a 3.42-inch screen, 1,440 x 1,700 screen, packing in a whopping 651 pixels-per-inch.