Samsung's "high bright" LCDs are the opposite of Pioneer's "absolute black"

Yesterday we reported on some Pioneer TVs and monitors called KUROs, the goal of which was to provide the blackest blacksyet available on a display. Samsung is going the other direction, creating a panel 3 times brighter than a typical LCD display. They also have an insanely wide viewing angle (178 degrees, I dare say that is the maximum) and are intended for signage, wall displays, and other things that need high visibility. At 46 inches it isn’t exactly billboard-sized, but they’re meant to be put in an array.

They’re not for home theater; their resolution is limited and the 3000:1 contrast ratio leaves something to be desired, but fidelity is not what they’re aiming for. They want shopgoers to leave the store tan. Or singed.