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Adaptive Display for Enhanced Image Viewing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236981D
Publication Date: 2014-May-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for overcoming the limitations of a display by pre-fetching image content and shifting the current brightness, contrast, and color levels away from future content, in order to produce a brighter, darker, or more vivid display.

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Adaptive Display for Enhanced Image Viewing

Many Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) have difficulty displaying a "true black" because at all times there are adjacent backlights or other pixels that prevent the black pixel from going completely dark. All displays have a limit as to the brightness that can be achieved.

Methods for overcoming the technical limitations of these displays are needed in order to produce a more immersive viewing experience.

Disclosed herein is a method for overcoming the limitations of a display by pre-fetching image content and shifting the current brightness, contrast, and color levels away from future content, in order to produce a brighter, darker, or more vivid display.

In one example embodiment, a user is watching a scene of moderate brightness. A digital video recorder (DVR), disk player, or similar content providing device, pre-fetches future content and detects a very bright scene is approaching. The content calls for brightness that is beyond the capabilities of the display. In order to avoid having the future scene fall flat when shown at full brightness, the system begins to subtlety lower the brightness of what is currently displayed on screen. This causes the viewer's eye to dilate. Once the upcoming very bright scene is current, the display returns the brightness to the original or a greater level. The dilated eye perceives these levels as enhanced and the display achieves a greater brightness effect. The opposite effect can b...