Sharp Has Developed A New Five-Color LCD

Sharp has produced a new five-color LCD that the company reports, “faithfully reproduces the real surface colors that humans are capable of perceiving.” This 60.5-inch panel, with 1080p resolution, was recently exhibited at the Society for Information Display in San Antonio, Texas.

It is intended for industrial uses at first. According to a Sharp press release, Multi-Primary-Color Technology is based on a five-filter structure that adds C (cyan) and Y (yellow) to the video world’s three existing primary colors, red, green, and blue. This broadens the color gamut to reproduce more than 99 percent of real surface colors. Sharp says this will allow better reproduction of items like red roses, and an emerald green sea .