Preface

SINCE ITS INVENTION IN THE LATE TWENTIES, TELEVISION HAS RADICALLY SHAPED the 20th century. Today, most of our visual entertainment and daily technological tasks are viewed on new and innovative displays. Bulky cathode-ray tubes, for instance, have almost completely disappeared from our desks and have been widely replaced by flat panels. The form-factor and style of home-entertainment displays is evolving from small cubes to large planes. The maximum size of flat-panel devices is constrained by technological and applicability issues. If limits of size are reached, advanced video projectors may be an option in order to continue this trend.

Small displays are continuously carried around by most of us, as in the form of mobile phones, personal ...

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