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LCD Mirror?

06/12/2007 6:38 PM

Hi guys,

Does this exist at all? It shoulbe like a normal LCD display but instead turning black becomes reflective like mirror.

Does any of you know how reflective Auto Dark Lenses can get these days on Welding Shields and how light after?

Obviously nothing is perfect but, near enough would be good enough.

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Steph

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Re: LCD Mirror?

06/13/2007 4:45 AM

I'm sure these do exist cos when I was staying at a hotel in London there was an LCD screen which when switched off became a mirror. Be buggered if I know how it works though.

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06/13/2007 12:52 PM

www.mirrormedia.com

It's a display behind a mirror.. an old friend of mine works with this company.

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06/13/2007 5:15 PM

I forgot to also mention the LCD TV recently developed by Philips is not the answer either. Should any of you know about the existence of something like the Auto Dark Lenses in welding shields that is the way to go but a more perfect version of it.

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06/24/2007 9:08 AM

Hi Del,

I was wondering if you knew (or could ask) whether MirrorMedia can do a custom LCD mirror. I have a particular application in mind where I'd like to be able to embed a 7"/8" LCD display in the corner of a mirror (or just behind). Ideally, I'd like to be able to still use the display as a touch screen, but I'm seriously doubting if that's possible without putting the touch sensor across the whole thing (and thus reducing the performance of the mirror).

Alternatively, any thoughts on how practical would it be to build something like this yourself?

Thanks in advance,

ast

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06/14/2007 2:14 AM

The mirror you refer to is a polarizing filter.

In fact it reflects one polarity of the light.

The LCD screen is behind it, and LCD is also a game of polarisation, so you can design it that all the light from the display passes the filter.

Philips has nice displays for bathroom usage: the mirror tells the kids how to brush their teeth in a little film. You can't buy the mirror, it's a show of capabilities for the marketing devision.

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06/14/2007 7:48 AM

privacy glass can change from clear to a mirror finish when voltage is applied or removed. After turning it clear, how hard is it to place an LCD screen behind it?

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06/14/2007 11:42 AM

I had an after-market software installed on my early Palm Pilot (PDA) which made the LCD display into a mirror. It wasn't the greatest mirror, but it was a mirror and acceptable for minor tasks. As I recall, it wasn't silver at all; just black but very reflective. Check this site for a similar product: http://freshmeat.net/projects/pdamirror/

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06/14/2007 4:40 PM

"Does this exist at all? It shoulbe like a normal LCD display but instead turning black becomes reflective like mirror."

What is known as a half silvered mirror will fill the bill!

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06/15/2007 7:19 PM

Does anyone think what i'm thnking? if this mirror was connected to a controller that would control its transparency it would make a fantastic home automation device. it can be used to economize air conditionning energy if used as a window glass. i was wondering if it could be made transparent from one side and a mirror from the other.

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06/15/2007 7:51 PM

"i was wondering if it could be made transparent from one side and a mirror from the other."

Post #7 above. "What is known as a half silvered mirror will fill the bill!"

Switchable Mirror

If you can describe it's properties someone can make or supply it.

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06/16/2007 7:50 AM

Hi there,

You marvelous. This is it! Switchable Mirror. I did not know what to call it, I just named it LCD mirror.

Ofcourse the applications of it are endless. However, at this stage I'm not sure wether it is available in different shapes but I suppose it is just a matter of time.

Thanks a lot.

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Re: LCD Mirror?

08/15/2008 7:22 AM

After all this discussion going on I just wanted to throw in another solution to your problem. The company Ad Notam sells the market leading mirror televisions, which I just can't recommend enough! They are awesome pieces of technology! The UK market is still in development and besides Mirror Media there are company, which are actually selling Ad Notam screens, such as Simply Mirror TV (www.simplymirrortv.co.uk). So, hope that answers your question! Regards, Nils

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