Texas Instruments Joins 100K:1 Contrast Ratio Competition

Texas Instruments, not traditionally known for their TV sets but rather for developing backend tech for them, particularly in the DLP category, showed off some of their Slim DLP TVs. The most striking set was a prototype using one of their .65-inch 1080p chipsets, which they claimed to have a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. It wasn't set up next to a conventional model like the Samsung 100k LCD set was, so it was a bit hard to directly compare its image quality to what they already offer. Moreover, the image quality didn't quite blow me away like Samsung's set did. While they don't intend to produce the set, they are working on licensing the tech to other companies, namely Samsung, Mistubishi, Toshiba and Philips. Photo of the chipset itself after the jump.

Texas Instruments Joins 100K:1 Contrast Ratio Competition