Nvidia's Cheap LCD Screen Hack Creates HD From SD

By Gary Cutlack on at

Nvidia's come up with a seemingly much too simple way of increasing screen resolution on the cheap -- sandwiching together two low-res displays and offsetting the output to create one HD screen.

To create its tech demo, engineers ripped two 1280 x 800 LCD panels from a couple of devices, stuck them together, then used software to offset the pixels and sync the output. Nvidia's put together a video of the process and resulting output improvements, in case your one-layer standard mind can't comprehend how such a system might work:

Nvidia says this cascaded display system quadruples the output resolution of the cheaper screens, creating an HD display on the cheap. [Nvidia via Extreme Tech, Engadget]